- Global Perspectives 2018
31st October 2018 - 2nd November 2018
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Global Perspectives Conference
Every year leaders of national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) gather over three days with people whose passion are causes for social good, to exchange ideas and experiences, make connections, and address the world’s most pressing challenges. In a unique, interactive format, up to 150 participants propose topics and workshops, devising common strategies to deal with the major trends, challenges and opportunities of civil society today.
Theme: Engaging a #NewGeneration
More than half the world’s population is under 30 – this is the largest youth generation of all time. These are people who have grown up in a digital, globalised world. They are using ever-changing ways to connect, get involved with and contribute to social causes.
Young people today are passionate about creating a better, more inclusive world. But in many parts of the world there’s less reliance on traditional institutions like political parties and CSOs. The emphasis is on self-education, sharing your beliefs on social media and conscious consumerism.
Most of this new generation lives In the Global South, where the situation is different. In many regions, unemployment and social unrest have led to mass disenfranchisement. Yet there are new opportunities for CSOs to engage in young people’s struggle for more participation and for developing a better life.
Generation Now secretariat, currently supported by UNICEF, advises that fresh ways of connecting with young people are paramount to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The imperative is clear: to make an impact, achieve their missions and stay relevant, CSOs will have to adapt to a new generation.
Global Perspectives 2018 will:
- Provide an understanding of how the new generation through different values and preferences pushes for change in the way CSOs work for a just and sustainable world.
- Showcase innovative initiatives by and for young organisations as well as established CSOs aiming to explore new ways of unleashing the new generation’s potential.
- Offer cross-sector networking by bringing together civil society leaders with other stakeholders to share ideas and develop initiatives.
- Explore concrete steps so CSOs can adapt their organisations to better fit the new generation.
Important Note Regarding Accommodation
We have a discounted rate at a nearby hotel for the participants of the conference until September, 17th 2018. Upon paying the conference fees you will be provided with more information regarding the hotel.
If you require funded participation to attend Global Perspectives 2018 please complete the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
20% Early Bird Discount Available now until Friday, August 17
- Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, Berlin, 12435, Germany