Put this event and date in your diary – ‘A New Social Capital Agenda – new ideas for transforming the relationship between social capital, social media and citizenship’. Senedd, Cardiff November 10th 4.30pm for 5-7.30pm
I believe Wales and the rest of the UK has a long-term crisis. Unless urgent action is taken our society faces serious consequences.
Fewer of us are getting involved in doing things, running things or just hanging around with each other – how we help each other to help each other, or what is formally known as ‘Social Capital’.
This limits our capacity to connect, co-operate and collaborate. It affects the very heartbeat of our communities.
Whether it is recognizing two tribes who are increasingly having less to do with each other in Post-Referendum UK, of, or simply things that we took for granted no longer happening; the impact of declining Social Capital is becoming evident. And many say it’s getting worse.
There is a need for a ‘New Social Capital Agenda’ that overcomes both the challenge of declining Social Capital in our communities, as well addressing the failure of the concept of ‘Social Capital’ itself to gain wider traction among change activists. We need to learn lessons and start things differently. Quickly.
The Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce and others have been investing in practical new approaches to address these questions to make a difference.