ARTICLES Where have we been? What have we heard? Our findings so far

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Where have we been? What have we heard? Our findings so far

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*** Update November 2018: read our final reports instead here ***

» Read our interim reports below
» Who have we heard from & how?
» Where have we been?

Civil society really matters – it is a valuable and essential part of our daily lives, bringing people together, building their confidence and capability, offering a helping hand to those in crisis, delivering services, challenging injustice.

But our generation is facing new challenges. More impersonal and more divided, we face the possibility of an ‘us and them’ future. Inequality… racial tensions… robots replacing humans…. ignored by government… many feel powerless, they have little control over the future – and are losing trust in big institutions, including charities.

And yet there is enormous possibility – civil society can and must respond.

Its big role in the coming years is to generate a radical and creative shift which puts power in the hands of people and communities, connecting us better and humanising the future.

Interim reports

Summary report

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Longer research report

Research led by Natalie Fenton, Adam Dinham, Tom Greenwood – Goldsmiths University of London

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26th April 2018