Civil society and other sector leaders, innovators and activists from around the world come together once a year to discuss the most pressing global issues and devise strategies together.
Event focus: Let’s Make Lemonade: Legitimacy and Impact in Times of Scrutiny
At Global Perspectives 2019 we looked at successful approaches, share successes and failures and devise new approaches, within three pillars:
The Changing Environment
An increasingly authoritarian and right-wing populist political environment is accompanied by growing public scepticism towards civil society. We will highlight and develop new strategies for adapting to this context.
The Role of CSOs
The struggle of many civil society organisations to engage with people, strengthen accountability and build fitting power relations is an ongoing challenge. We will review fresh approaches and new partnership models.
The Unwritten Future
How will trust and legitimacy look in five years? What trends could affect their development? We will examine potential scenarios for the international community and determine pathways to a flourishing global civil society.