Civil Society Does Exist, says NCVO Report

Voluntary organisations must work with Government to strengthen society. That is the message from the NCVO following its report, Civil Renewal and Active Citizenship: A Guide to the Debate, which was recently published. The report, which explored the concepts of civil society and participation, found that while the Government and the sector should work together, the Government should refrain from trying to direct voluntary sector activity for its own purposes. This could weaken people’s willingness to participate, warned the NCVO. For a copy of Civil Renewal and Active Citizenship: A Guide to the Debate, e-mail press@ncvo-vol.org.uk or telephone 020 7520 2468.
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