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Description

Leading academics and civic actors will discuss obstacles and ways forward for civic organisations and social movements in a context characterised by growing distrust in democracy and divisions inside our societies.

Among the key questions to be discussed:

How do civic activists reach out to social sectors or geographical areas that do not mobilise, especially those who experience exclusion?
Has the COVID-19 civic response facilitated civil society’s ability to reach out to different audiences and mobilise more diverse sectors of our societies, for their immediate and long-term needs to be addressed?
To what extent are civic actors able to re-capture those that are attracted by regressive identity-based backwards thinking?

Program

15:00 OPENING AND SCENE SETTING

16.00 SMALL GROUPS PARALLEL SESSIONS

Working topic: “Inclusion: For the people or with the people?”

17:10 CIVIL SOCIETY DISCUSSING KEY QUESTIONS WITH ACADEMICS

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European Civic Academy