Civil Society Futures Conversation


location Newspeak House | 7 PM-9 PM Wednesday 13 December 2017 (GMT)

Civil Society Futures is a national conversation about how English civil society can flourish in a fast changing world.

Civil Society Futures is a national conversation about how English civil society can flourish in a fast changing world. Come and share your hopes and fears for the future, the changes you’re seeing in civil society, and together co-develop specific visions for what civil society might look like ten years from now.

“An inquiry into the future of civil society suggests concern about the present. In politics this relates to concerns about a democratic deficit, and a series of public issue crises: an environmental crisis, a refugee crisis, and health and housing crises.

This is set against a backdrop of concerns about fake news which adds to and reflects a lack of trust in public actors. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer (2017), between October 2016 and January 2017 trust in government fell from 36% to 26%; in business from 45% to 33% and in the media from 32% to 24%.

Britain also has a significant ‘trust gap’ of 19% between ‘informed publics’ (‘in the upper income quartile, university educated and with a declared interest in politics and the media’) and those with an income of less than £15,000.” - initial research report

Before the event we will send out a poll to help create a frame for the discussion - make sure you register.

The event will be hosted by Marietta Le who is an Engagement Manager at BetterPoints, and a founder and activist working on civic tech initiatives in Hungary.

Use the hashtag #CivilSocietyFutures or mention us at @civsocfutures on Twitter.

Please note that for the purpose of summarising the takeaways of the discussion the event will be recorded (audio).

Location

Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG, UK

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