ACTIVE CITIZENS, ACCOUNTABLE ACTIONS
In demanding rights, civil society also has a responsibility to promote positive social and political change, while encouraging other actors to do the same. ICSW 2016 will feature more than 30 events organised by leading civil society organisations and will cover 4 crucial themes: peace, inclusion, enabling environment and participation.
The following programme tracks explore the different barriers and opportunities to achieving the aspiration of active citizenship underpinned by accountable actions. Click on each box to know more about partner events for that track.
CIVICUS YOUTH ASSEMBLY 2016
The CIVICUS Youth Assembly exists to promote, strengthen and advance youth civic engagement and youth civic space. CIVICUS Youth Assemblies have been held in 2008 (Glasgow), 2010, 2011, 2012 (Montreal), and 2014 (Johannesburg). The Youth Assembly is now an established and globally recognised space for strengthening youth participation in civil society discussions.
The CIVICUS Youth Assembly 2016 will take place on 24 April in Bogota, Colombia. It will provide youth and youth organisations with an opportunity to exchange best practices for high-impact civic engagement, fortify collaboration, forge new partnerships, and build strategic and technical capacity.
View the Youth Assembly 2016 programme here.
CIVICUS WORLD ASSEMBLY 2016
The CIVICUS World Assembly 2016 and the awarding of this year’s Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards will take place on 28 April, the final day of ICSW 2016, as the flagship event of the Week, gathering all ICSW 2016 delegates. The Assembly will offer different discussion formats, focusing on showcasing and celebrating innovative, inspiring examples of citizen action from around the world.
View the World Assembly 2016 programme here.