Different communities, industry leaders and public sector groups in Cornwall need to work together and listen to what people want if the county is to make the best of Brexit.
That was the message of the second Brexit Summit to be held in the county since Britain voted to leave the EU.
50 leading representatives from the public, private and voluntary sector met to discuss a report into the risks and opportunities facing the county in areas such as employment, tourism and farming.
The Summit also included a series of workshops looking at proposals to offset the risks and grasp the opportunities relating to the specific themes
Each group identifies three actions to be taken forward:
- Generating high quality data on the current workforce in Cornwall, including migrant workers
- Modelling the needs of the local economy, including identifying skills gaps and the needs of young people
- Developing a plan which meets the needs of the economy in the short, medium and long term, develops better links between industry and education and engages with the most disadvantaged people in the community
- Listening to and engaging with local residents and communities
- Identifying and addressing the latent tension in some communities
- Developing a " bottom up " approach focusing on local communities to improving the lives of individuals
- Developing a strong " story" which reflects the values and culture of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and ensure that it is better told locally, nationally and internationally
- Creating the right institutional arrangements to enable Cornwall to take on the powers needed to protect and grow the environment
- Focusing on potential risks to the resilience of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to ensure that key infrastructure , such as transport and energy, are protected and improved
- Taking forward the actions in the newly agreed Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Strategic Economic Plan. To maximise investments across the existing EU Programmes to 2020
- Build on the Strategic Economic Plan ambitions which have a national scale and priority in order to influence the Government's Industrial Strategy
- Work together to develop a clear and distinctive Cornwall and Isles of Scilly brand to promote the most confident and ambitious approach to supporting trade and export, the visitor economy and inward investment