At Global Perspectives plenaries and parallel workshops will focus on three pillars, moving consecutively through these over the course of the conference. The three pillars are:
Today, CSOs' operating environment is increasingly authoritarian and populist. Some are openly hostile to the values of civil society. This leaves CSOs and other global institutions in a challenging situation that requires revised strategies.
How CSOs can engage more strongly with people, strengthen accountability and build adequate power relations in their organisations is an ongoing challenge that is being undertaken with fresh approaches and new partnership models.
What will trust and legitimacy look like in five
years from now? What trends are likely to affect development? Possible
scenarios for the international community and what it takes to develop a flourishing
global civil society.