On Thursday 30 July, at 3pm, we launch our multi-sector, interdisciplinary report on Resilient Communities, live on Zoom.
Everybody is welcome to join us to explore this timely report and to discuss its recommendations and practical implications for the way we organise our societies.
The full report will be published on the Read, Watch, Listen page of our website during the launch, in downloadable PDF and e-book formats.
Insight and recommendations
Resilient Communities examines opportunities for fostering social cohesion, in ways that help communities to be more resilient to disruptive events and developments and to reconﬁgure more effectively in their wake.
The report marks the culmination of many months of research and dialogue, drawing on the wisdom and experience of an interdisciplinary representation of academics, policymakers, business leaders, NGOs, frontline community practitioners, activists, and young people, from across the UK.
It summarises key themes and best-practice recommendations that emerged from our independent research, and a roundtable conference at Cumberland Lodge in February 2020, in partnership with The Young Foundation. These ideas were reviewed and refined at an expert consultation we convened, virtually, in May 2020, during the UK’s lockdown, with conference representatives and further specialists.
This project was launched before we knew the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, and nobody could have foreseen quite how timely the discussions would prove to be. We believe that the ideas explored in this report are particularly relevant for helping to inform the short- and long-term response to the pandemic, and we hope that our recommendations, in particular, will be useful as we face this crisis together and seek to build a better future.
The report's author is our freelance Research Associate, Dr Sinéad Fitzsimons, Education and Development Research Officer at Cambridge Assessment.
The report launch will begin at 3pm, with reflections from Sinéad and other invited specialists, to highlight our key cross-sector findings and recommendations. This will be followed by an open Q&A.
Our guest panellists include:
- Ali Amla - Trustee, Solutions Not Sides
- Helen Goulden - Chief Executive, The Young Foundation
- Neil McInroy - Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Following the launch, participants will also be invited to a separate Zoom meeting for virtual networking. We will use the Breakout Rooms function to offer participants the chance to discuss the report in more detail, with panellists and contributors.
How to join
To take part in the launch event, please register in advance using the following link.
If you have any questions, please contact Emily Gow, our Programme Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delegates taking part in roundtable discussions at our Resilient Communities conference, earlier this year (before the UK's COVID-19 lockdown began).