Our approach

Our approach

Process Our process
What has our process been so far? Delve into our thinking and how we’ve been trying to hear a wide range of people’s voices.
Where have we been Where we have been
We’ve heard from over 3,000 people across England. Trace our journey using online maps and read highlights of some of the events people have been involved in.
Workshop in Peckham Participatory action research
An inquiry focused on the future of civil society must focus on those people involved in creating it. Participatory action research aims to do just that.
Jigsaw puzzle Learning from 8 inquiries into civil society
We met with seven other research projects for a joint learning session to understand and make sense of the different activities and insights we’re gathering.
Visualising civil society Visualising civil society
How do you even go about visualising something as vast, complex and rich as civil society? Check out our attempt and let us know what you think.
Trends shaping the future
We know that civil society is changing. But what are the forces driving these changes? Explore our interactive map to see what could shape the future.


26th April 2018