- 27 Oct 2021
- 15 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min
European Civic Academy 2021 – session III
This session, named « Convergence: all for a better world, but all fragmented? » will take place on October 27th, from 3:00 till 6:00 P.M. CET., on Zoom.
Democratic civic actors usually share similar values and aspirations for a just and sustainable world; however, they often consider the issue they deal with as the entry point to achieve a different and better society and world and the most urgent to tackle. As the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the systemic connections of the multiple crises the world is facing, it highlighted the urgency for new approaches to look at each other and work together, including the intersectionality of each issue at stake.
The mistrust, competition and self-sufficiency that sometimes characterises relationships between civic actors with different theories of change and ways of organising are obstacles for developing convergences. In this regard, in the last year, both the experiences of Black Lives Matter and the Polish Women Movement have been able to transform a one-issue movement in a space of convergence for large parts of the democratic civil society in their own countries, and they both have been a sign of counter-tendence to fragmentation. In some European countries and in other continents the pandemic brought different social actors to converge around the issue of “care”, as a shared vision for projecting a new society.
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