Photo Credit: Hand in Hand | by Saikat Mukherjee via Flickr

More innovation and inspiration: Civil society partnerships for civic action

The Broker joins forces with The Spindle for a new project

February 08, 2018

After last year’s successful project on innovative civic action, which resulted in the publication Activism, artivism and beyond, The Broker is joining forces with The Spindle, Partos' innovation platform once again – this time to look at creative civil society partnerships. The new project will start in mid-February and promises to be another inspiring endeavour. 

With Activism, artivism and beyond The Broker and The Spindle drew attention to a wide variety of innovative activities initiated by civil society to defend and expand civic space. This space, as the CIVICUS Monitor so aptly shows, continues to be threatened around the globe and protecting it requires sustained and joint efforts. This new project will explore the various ways in which civil society partnerships are defending people and organisations against forces that threaten their rights and freedoms.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights the value of strong civil society partnerships, as well as partnerships that bring together a wide variety of civil society actors, government actors, the private sector and others, as essential to solving the global challenges we face today. New and creative forms of partnerships abound – helped of course by the ever-expanding technological possibilities – and it is our goal to collect and share the most inspiring and promising examples.

If you have examples of interesting or innovative civil society partnerships that you wish to share, please contact

Photo credit main picture: Photo Credit: Hand in Hand | by Saikat Mukherjee via Flickr