Final TSI conference:
Giving the third sector the visibility it deserves!
The issue of improving the visibility of the third sector emerged as the key demand and challenge at the TSI’s final conference in Brussels last 9 November
. Visibility has a number of elements that stem from a variety of stakeholders – researchers, policy makers, statistical agencies, the media – who must all contribute to shine a light on the distinctive impact and contribution of citizens towards common good, shared values, democracy, well-being and social equality in Europe.
This event was an opportunity to bring many of these relevant stakeholders together to reflect on ways forward for third sector development. As concluded by EMES' member and TSI Coordinator Bernard Enjolras
, fundamental to this end is the capacity of the third sector itself to articulate its own counter-narrative, that centres the public debate on the distinctive traits and values of the sector, based on the participation, self-expression and self-organization of citizens. Some of the steps identified during the event include:
Step 1: Defining the nature of the third sector
Step 2: Collect data, evidence and testimonies
Step 3: Use data, evidence and testimony to get political attention
You can read the full conference report here
and watch the video we created to summarize the findings here
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