About Civic Explorations

About Civic Explorations

About Civic Explorations

How are citizens across the globe claiming their rights in an increasingly interconnected world? Together with IDS, ISS and CIS, the Hivos knowledge programme brings together activists, academics and social practitioners from the global south and global north. We connect the 'old' world of social movements and civil society building with emerging knowledge on social mobilization 2.0. We also li...

About ISS, IDS & CIS

Publications

Can 'democracy by doing' deepen democracy?

Can 'democracy by doing' deepen democracy?

Following the symposium Can do-ocracy deepen democracy? last December in The Hague, Hivos, ISS and WRR publish an online magazine: Can 'democracy by doing' deepen democracy? , this October 29.Democracy by doing is alive. Although the concept is very diverse and highly dependent on the local context, we see striking parallels between initiatives in different countries -...

On a lighter Note

In defence of small utopias

The last in a series of reflections around Movements Rethink, convened by the Hivos Knowledge Programme, 9-12 September 2013Let’s face it, the world is a mess. Maybe it has always been, but in some respects that is not relevant. What matters is that for now it is, and at times the mess feels unbearable. We are committed to manifesting love and to celebrating human goodness. We also know that a...

Events

Social Innovation Meetup #4 - Presentation Notes

Social Innovation Meetup #4 - Presentation Notes

On April 25, Social Innovation Meetup #4, organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam. Theme: “Exploring Labs for Social Change”. Keynote speakers shared innovation stories from Kenya, Finland, and Canada, among them Daudi Were of Ushahidi, Marco Steinberg of the Helsinki Design Lab and Vanessa Timmer of One Earth. Please click on the link below for a full report of the evening in...

News

Ignite event Tales of Innovation, from triggers to tools

Ignite event Tales of Innovation, from triggers to tools

Back-to-back with the two-day Open for Change event, an Ignite event took place in the afternoon of October 10th, 2013, in the Van Nelle factory, Rotterdam. Fifteen speakers presented daring perspectives and inspiring thoughts on how people all over the world are actively shaping their societies. Red threads through all the talks was the power of arts, pleasure and playfulness as driving forces...

Network

Newsletter

Newsletter Civic Explorations

Newsletter Civic Explorations

For this edition of the Civic Explorations newsletter, Just Associates (JASS) and Hivos decided to team up. Together we have collected articles, links and newsflashes about women - young and old - living all over the world, and the way they deal with important issues in their lives. Liza  Veneklasen tries to deal with the fact that around the world people mobilize against inequality and ju...