European Civic Academy
REBUILDING TRUST IN DEMOCRACY
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CIVIC ACTIVISM
24 March 15:00 – 18:00 (on ZOOM)
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?
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
European Civic Forum
With the support of:
Civil Society Europe
Co-funded by Europe for citizens