July 31, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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This webinar will look at how civil society has changed in the last decade and how different governments' attempts at engaging civil society have worked.
To what extent have governments of whatever colour seen civil society as autonomous and to what extent as agents of the state? And how has this impacted on local authorities as they engage with community groups and non-governmental organisations.
What have the 'Big Society' ideas of volunteering, philanthropy and social action, public service reform and community empowerment delivered for local charities and community groups?
What opportunities have been opened up through the implementation of the Localism Act and other legislation associated with it?
What effect has successive government policy had on equality and diversity?
Robert Beard, consultant, trainer and former policy officer with NAVCA, leads a discussion around these issues and the central role of local government to act as an enabler and catalyst.The webinar will be facilitated by Maxine Moar.
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