Do you know what civic space is? It’s the public sphere between the State, business and family where citizens can organize, debate and act to influence public opinion and policies.
In recent years, around the world, we have seen an increasing “closure” of civic space, a deliberate action by leaders with authoritarian- populist traits. From Latin America to Africa, from Europe to Asia, governments are cracking down on civic action.
At a time when governments are turning against their citizens, it is more urgent than ever to devise new social pacts and guarantee a more supportive, cooperative and sustainable planet for future generations.