EVENTS

Power & Civil Society. Session part of Unlikely Suspects Festival, June 2017.

The Inquiry is hosting a series of events and workshops across England during 2017-8. In parallel, a series of Civil Society Futures Conversations will be unfolding; they are independently hosted events based on an open-source format and bring together communities of practice or interest to cover a variety of topics which matter to the convenors.

Civil Society Futures events

Type Date Location Host Topic
Workshop 5th October Newcastle Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
Workshop 6th October Southshields Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
Lunchtime session 10th October London Comic Relief The role of Comic Relief in Civil Society
Conversation 12th October London Barrow Carbury Trust What is the emerging direction of travel for the criminal justice sector and how is this affecting civil society when working in this area?
Keynote 18th October Bristol Business West Keynote: Civil Society and the Future of Cities
Conversation 24th October Winchester The Blagrave Trust What is the future of the youth organisations and how might we tackle the changes needed from a place-based angle? Interctive session with Rhiannon White (Inquiry Panel member)
Conversation 24th October Southwark, London Community Southwark A Southwark Conversation
Conversation 24th October Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy – University of Cambridge

This workshop will explore the recent past in order to unearth and examine ideas to help improve engagement between state and civil society, and to consider how more fruitful dialogue in terms of public policy might now be fostered. 

Conversation 26th October Liverpool Charity Law & Policy Unit
University of Liverpool School of Law & Social Justice
The Future of English Charity Law and Regulation: Is the English model of charity and its regulatory framework fit for purpose for the future?
Keynote 26th October Liverpool Charity Law & Policy Unit
University of Liverpool School of Law & Social Justice
Julia Unwin: The world is changing, civil society is changing: is charity law fit for purpose?
Conversation 30th October London Caroline Ellis How can civil society tackle economic inequality and social inequalities (related to identity of one form or other) in an integrated way and in a way that doesn’t increase divisions between different communities and parts of society? 2/2
Roundtable 30th October London Community Resources Building on community – the power of relationships
Conversation 1-3rd November Manchester SOLACE Summit What is the role of local authorities in civil society?
Conversation 7th November Coventry Voluntary Action Coventry How are the changing landscapes of poverty and inequality affecting the needs of the young, the old and minorities and their participation in solutions via civil society?
Conversation 9th November London Cassie Robinson, Dot Everyone Tools for a digital civil society 3/3
Keynote 14th November Manchester Locality Convention Keynote and debate: future trends and what’s in store for the community sector in the next 10 years
Conversation 15th November British Airways i360
Brighton BN1 2LN
Alex Spofforth, ICAEW Are you concerned about future changes that may challenge or place barriers in the way of your organisation? Throughout this discussion we aim to identify concerns from Charities and not for profit organisations through engaging with our local community and providing collaborative support. We will capture trends, and insights from the conversation. Trends in Governance, GDPR, risk and re-focusing our efforts on beneficiaries will be hot topics.
Conversation 30th November Newcastle Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East The Future of Civil Society: A North East Perspective
Keynote 30th November Newcastle Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East The Future of Civil Society: A North East Perspective
Conversation 5th December London NAVCA Making sense of the insights from conversations ran by NAVCA members in Autumn
Conversation 6th December York York CVS Local conversations
Conversation 7th December Birmingham Association of Chairs What is the future of governance in civil society?
Conversation 13th December London Marietta Le, Newspeak House Future of democracy
Conversation 5th February Bradford Bradford Cathedral What is the role of civil society in enabling human flourishing and how might Bradford be a place for experimentation for a flourishing city?
Conversation tbc London Marietta Le Neigbourhood conversation – focus on Hither Greeen
Conversation tbc tbc Kai Adams Future role of the ecosystem around the civil society sector – lawyers, auditors, recruiters
Conversation tbc London James Banks & Geraldine Blake Better Way Network Systems Change group
Conversation tbc tbc Steve Wyler Future of membership organisations
Conversation tbc tbc CSAP in Cambridge Role of policy in the future of civil society
Conversation tbc tbc Asif Afridi What is the role of identity in the future of civil society?
Conversation tbc tbc Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Role of arts organisations in civil society
Conversation tbc London House of St Barnabas tbc
Conversation tbc Bristol University of the West of England tbc
Conversation tbc Kingston Kingston Voluntary Action Local conversations
Conversation tbc Thurrock Thurrock CVS Local conversations
Conversation tbc Cumbria Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service Local conversations
Conversation tbc London The University of East London tbc
Conversation tbc Leeds Together for Peace tbc
Conversation tbc London British Youth Council tbc
Conversation tbc Leicester Voluntary Action Leicestershire tbc
Conversation tbc Southampton Southampton Voluntary Servcies tbc

Past Civil Society Futures events
  • » Playback: A business perspective on Civil Society

    1st August 2017 – What do business leaders think about the future of civil society? The basics: Who?  Pioneer business partners from the Forum for the Future network, including representatives form Unilever, Boots, Kingfisher, Marks & Spencers, Innovate UK, Crown Estate Where?  Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent  When?  18th Jul 2017 Why?  Part of an annual ‘away day’ with this group who … Read more»

     
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  • » Playback: Marks Gate

    29th June 2017 – Civil Society Futures Marks Gate workshop The basics: Who? Active citizens of Marks Gate, Barking and Dagenham What? Discussing the future of Marks Gate, and the forces shaping it Where? St Marks Church, Barking. When? 6:30pm, 27th June, 2017 Why?  This was part of Goldsmith’s research Insights: (what stood out for you?) It was clear … Read more»

     
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  • » Peckham: Playback

    31st May 2017 – Civil Society Futures Peckham workshop The basics: Who? Active citizens of Peckham What? Discussing the future of Peckham, and the forces shaping it Where? All Saints Church, Peckham When? 6:30pm, 23rd May, 2017 Why?  This was part of Goldsmith’s research Insights: (what stood out for you?) It was clear that people in the workshop had … Read more»

     
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    Date Location Host Topic
    30th jan 2017 NCVO offices Civil Society Futures Inquiry NCVO staff session
    March Birmingham Civil Society Futures Inquiry First panel meeting
    2nd May 2017 Skip Garden, Kings Cross Civil Society Futures Inquiry Danish Civil Society Field trip
    8th May 2017 Charity Commision office Civil Society Futures Inquiry Charity Commision lunchtime session
    23rd May Peckham Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community Workshop
    5th Jun 2017 Forum for the Future office Forum for the Future Forum for the Future staff
    9th Jun 2017 Barrow Cadbury, London Civil Society Futures Inquiry Inquiry funders
    13th Jun Nottingham Civil Society Futures Inquiry Panel meeting
    13th Jun Mansfield Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
    16th Jun 2017 Barbican Civil Society Futures Inquiry Unsual Suspects Festival
    19th Jun 2017 Forum for the Future office Forum for the Future Forum staff
    20th jun 2017 NCVO Kings Cross Civil Society Futures Inquiry CEOs of large charities/voluntary groups
    6th July 2017 Somerset House Cassie Robinson, Dot Everyone Digital civil society stakeholders – MySociety, Coopdigital, Dot Everyone
    27th Jun St Marks Gate Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
    12th jul Interface office Civil Society Futures Inquiry Funders staff session
    17th july 2017 The Library, London Civil Society Futures Inquiry Self identified change makers
    18th Jul 2017 Elmley Nature Reserve Civil Society Futures Inquiry Forum Pioneer business partners
    31st July 2017 London Youth Network Civil Society Futures Inquiry London Youth Network
    16th August Liverpool Student Volunteering Network Future of student volunteering
    22nd August Shirebrook Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
    25th August Milton Keynes Community Action MK The future of civil society in Milton Keynes
    1st September Milton Keynes Community Action MK The future of civil society in Milton Keynes
    4th September London Danny Sriskandarajah Global perspective on civil society
    5th Sept Oldham Your Oldham Festival EPIC (Engaging People, Inspiring Conversations) Public Services talk with Julia Unwin (Chair of Civil Society Futures)
    6th September Milton Keynes Community Action MK The future of civil society in Milton Keynes
    6th Sept Oldham Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network Civil Society Futures keynote – Asif Afridi (Inqiury panel member) and a debate chaired by Carolyn Wilkins (Inqiury panel member)
    7th September London Cassie Robinson, Dot Everyone Tools for a digital civil society 2/3
    7th September Southampton Southamptoon CVS How can local and national civil society organisations work most effectively in places?
    9th September Leicester Leicestershire VCS
    13th September London Social Innovation Exchange, Seoul Metropolitan Government International perspective on civil society
    21st September Oldham Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
    21st September Plymouth Plymouth Octopus Project (POP+) How can VCS’ inspire change for sustainability at a city level?
    25th September London Caroline Ellis How can civil society tackle economic inequality and social inequalities (related to identity of one form or other) in an integrated way and in a way that doesn’t increase divisions between different communities and parts of society? 1/2
    3rd October London Karen Morton What is the future of different types of value exchange in civil society?
    4th October London Danny Sriskandarajah Future of grant making



    16th January 2017