DMU’s Youth Work & Community Development Team will be hosting a “COP-OUT” event on Monday 8 November at The Venue@DMU, to coincide with COP26 (the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference).

COP-OUT will be launched by the DMU’s Vice Chancellor Katie Normington and is aimed at academics, young people, community activists, students and interested citizens. The idea is to hold the powers-that-be to account on climate change and to give ordinary people a voice on the subject.

For this reason, the team is going beyond an academic conference and seeking direct input from young people, community groups, schools and colleges. All papers, workshops, performances, exhibitions or presentations should address an element of climate change and, ideally, offer solutions to it. 

For further details, download the event flyer HERE.

Conference papers

Abstracts should be submitted by Saturday 30 October to

You will be informed by Friday 5 November if your abstract has been accepted; if so, you will have 10 minutes to present followed by a discussion.


We would welcome suggestions for workshop provision on any aspect of climate change, climate activism or campaigning. Please forward your suggestions to by Wednesday 20 October at the latest, including a brief description of the workshop and its intended outcomes, how long you intend the workshop to be (this is negotiable) and the optimum number of participants.

A space and programme slot will be allocated by Monday 25 October.