Over the past 2.5 years, the Pathways through Participation research project, led by NCVO in partnership with Involve and the Institute of Volunteering Research (IVR), and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, has explored how and why people participate in a range of different activities over the course of their lives – from volunteering in a hospice to responding to a local consultation, purchasing fair-trade products to voting. We launched the final report of the project last week (13 September); both the full report and a summary report are now available on our website.
We are pleased to invite you tothe following event to present our key findings and look at the implications of the research for national policy agendas.
Date: Friday 21 October 2011
Time: 10.00 to 12.30 (followed by lunch)
Venue: NCVO (London)
This workshop will look at the research findings in the context of recent policy developments in the Giving White Paper and Localism Bill and tease out implications in the following areas:
- Giving time and giving money
- Decentralisation and localism
- Public service reform
There will be significant time for participants to explore the findings in small group discussions. The workshop will also include responses from Hulya Mustafa (Deputy Director, Big Society Strategy at the Department for Communities and Local Government); Sophie Chapman (Policy Advisor at the Office of Civil Society) and James Allen (Policy Manager at NCVO).
For more information on this event, email Nicole Catenazzi at NCVO: firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please click 'Register' above to attend this event.
In addition, we are holding an event to look at the implications of the research findings for local engagement and democracy on 18 October. For more information and to register for this event, please visit http://localengagementanddemocracy.eventbrite.com/.