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Civil Society Strategy: Consultation Response

In February 2018 the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launched an

engagement exercise to inform the development of the government’s Civil Society

Strategy. This paper presents our written response to the consultation. It identifies

two pressing tasks for civil society over the coming years:

offering an alternative to individual consumption and competition as the

means by which identity is constructed, by creating and sustaining spaces

in which individuals are treated as intrinsically and equally valuable and

significant, regardless of their economic participation and performance.

countering a lack of social integration by promoting interaction in ways

that strengthen our ability to ‘live together well’ in a society and in local

communities characterized by both commonalities and differences in

backgrounds, circumstances, beliefs, values and culture.