Help shape the future of Civil Society at the Coventry Conversation

Voluntary Action Coventry are delighted to invite you to take part in a local Conversation of national importance.

Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Coventry, CV1 3EG

Civil Society Futures is a national conversation about how English civil society can flourish in a fast changing world.  For more information about the independent inquiry, please follow this link.

What is civil society?
Civil society is all of us. When we act not for profit nor because the law requires us to, but out of love or anger or creativity, or principle, we are civil society. When we bring together our friends or colleagues or neighbours to have fun or to defend our rights or to look after each other, we are civil society. Whether we organise through informal friendship networks, Facebook groups, community events and protests; or formal committees, charities, faiths and trade unions, whether we block runways or co-ordinate coffee mornings, sweat round charity runs or make music for fun; when we organise ourselves outside the market and the state, we are all civil society.

Voluntary Action Coventry want to explore what civil society will look like in Coventry in the future and in particular:

  • 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?
  • How is your organisational or community base changing in terms of structure, behaviour and priorities?

Over the next few months, dozens of Conversations are taking place across the country on a variety of topics.  If you’d like to see a flavour of some of the insights from Conversations that have already taken place, please follow this link

So get involved, and help shape the future of civil society in England by registering for a place at the Coventry Conversation:

10am – 12pm 7th November 2017 by emailing info@vacoventry.org.uk or calling 024 7622 0381 by 10am Friday 20th October 2017.