Let's zoom in on the positive forces in society that seek to defend and expand civic space.
The Spindle (Partos) and The Broker launched their first Trends Report: ‘Activism, Artivism and Beyond; Inspiring Initiatives of Civic Power’ at the New Waves of Civic Power event in The Hague.
Sharing this trends report will provide inspiration and energy to others.
With the spread of democracy around the world, opportunities for people to express their opinions, choose their own preferred way of life, and participate in politics, have been expanding. Think about the formal establishments of a range of civil rights and liberties, the advance of democracy, and the ever-growing access to information. Yet, these achievements are vulnerable as freedoms and rights of people and organisations, the so-called civic space, are recurrently under attack.
That is why The Spindle published a Trends Report on Civic Power. Taking the CIVICUS SoCS report as a starting point to zoom in on the positive forces in society that seek to defend and expand civic space. The emphasis is on the constructive energy and innovative actions generated by people all over the world. This report draws attention to these ideas and experiences, and by sharing them seeks to provide inspiration and energy to others.