Debate the burning issues facing civil society

NCVO Third Sector Foresight is hosting a seminar at the next NCVO Annual Conference on 20 February 2008.

The seminar will explore a number of burning issues facing VCOs in the medium to long term future, looking out to 2025, drawing on the Carnegie UK Trust's Inquiry into the future of civil society in the UK and Ireland. As we develop our thoughts on which burning issues we will be exploring I'll be posting them here. Anyone who was at last night's excellent Tomorrow Project event on the future of civil society and philanthropy will have heard a taster on what these issues might be from Lenka Setkova who has led the Inquiry. Two major themes which have emerged from the Inquiry's 'futures phase' are widening gaps between the rich and the poor and the risks of greater social segregation, and climate change and growing pressure on global resources.

The seminar will be chaired by Stuart Etherington (Chief Executive of NCVO) and speakers will include Lenka Setkova (Director of the Democracy and Civil Society programme, Carnegie UK Trust), Catherine Howarth (London Citizens), Tony Kendall, (Eden Project), and Rajiv Joshi (Scottish Youth Parliament).

The conference is entitled Working with Government: challenges for civil society and the keynote speakers are the two people charged with producing both the Labour and Conservative election manifestos. This conference sells out each year and there is a 10% early bird discount if you book before 21 December.

More information about the conference and booking details.

Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.
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