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1 Making good society Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland

2 Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland How does the Inquiry connect to Social Capital and Big society?

3 Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland What is civil society? Three dimensions: Associational life The good society The public sphere

4 Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland Goals of the Inquiry –To explore threats to and opportunities for civil society, looking out to 2025 –To identify how policy and practice can be improved so that civil society is strengthened –To enhance the capacity of civil society organisations to shape the future

5 Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland Two Phases of the Inquiry –Futures work – participatory – workshops across UK & Ireland – over 400 people. –Further events, workshops & seminars in particular themes – commissioned research, think-pieces and interviews.

6 Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland Growing a more civil economy What is a civil economy? –Focus on civil society Increasing transparency and accountability of financial institutions Enhancing pluralism in the financial sector Growing civil societys power and influence in relation to the financial industry

7 Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland Growing a more civil economy –Mandatory reporting for major institutional investors –Mandatory lending disclosure –Growing local & social investment –Mobilising citizen investors –Growing responsible investment on the part of civil society associations with investment assets

8 Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland Democratising media ownership and content –Media as the most important part of our public sphere –Focus on civil society creating content, particularly news journalism [crisis] scrutiny of media – content & ownership. Policy-making and governance of publicly funded media

9 Supported by: Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland Democratising media ownership and content –Growing local and community news media –Protecting the democratic nature of the internet –Strengthening the transparency and accountability of news content production –Redirecting revenue flows to promote diversity and integrity


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