This year’s edition of Global Perspectives, which took place in Berlin between 26th and 28th October, brought together around 150 key leaders and experts from civil society around the world to discuss “The Future of Civic Space”. Organized by the International Civil Society Center, included addresses by Thomas Carothers from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Chris Stone from the Open Society Foundations and Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. The event also included the launch of the Civic Charter – the global framework for citizen participation. Developed through international consultations, it presents an opportunity to align efforts and develop new action initiatives to protect and expand civic space. To learn more concrete discussion visit the event website, watch the on-line sessions or Twitter wall under the #GlobalPerspectives.
Source: Civic Space