The anti-hate campaign West Midlands Together is planning to build on the success of its youth conference held in February
 
Proposals for two further youth events were outlined when the campaign's steering group met in Birmingham.
 
One will be held in Herefordshire in September - partly focusing on incidents of hate crime against eastern Europeans and others in that county and in Worcestershire.
 
The other will be a second region-wide youth conference, to be staged in the West Midlands conurbation in early 2018 with the intention of making it an annual event.
 
West Midlands Together is a cross-party organisation to promote tolerance and harmony. It was launched by Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre and her Labour colleague Neena Gill following a spike in hate crime following the Brexit referendum.
 
 Miss McIntyre said: "Our steering group reviewed the February event - which was so vibrant and inspiring - and decided this work with young people must continue.
 
"We already had one request to bring a version of the youth event to Herefordshire, which will help to demonstrate hate crime is a problem too in rural areas and smaller towns and cities.
 
 "So we decided to go ahead with that as a one-off and to work to establish the region-wide conference as an annual event.
 
"The young people we have worked with were so energetic, so committed and so honest that it was clear we had to carry on showcasing that energy."
 
Further details of both events will be unveiled later this year.