Monday on the Couch: Civil Society in a VUCA World

Jun 25, 2018 18:30 -
Jun 26, 2018 23:00 CEST
Community Space iac Berlin, Linienstraße 65a, 10119 Berlin, Germany

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (short: VUCA) world, the context for civil society is rapidly changing. The sphere of influence of political and economic actors, demographic shifts, climate change and emerging digital and social technologies pose challenges, create opportunities and require rapid adaptation within communities.

What does this mean for civil society actors? They become facilitators, conveners, innovators, advocates and service providers. They blur the boundaries between sectors and experiment with new organizational forms, both online and offline.

In our next Monday on the couch on June 25th, we will therefore discuss how to strengthen the resilience and impact of civil society actors in this new reality. 

Together with our panelist Alona Karavai, Promprylad, Ukraine and Tarek Alsaleh, Capoeira4 Refugees we will explore the new role of civil society within a VUCA world, guided by questions such as: What does this new reality look like across the globe? What mechanisms are already in place to deal with challenges and create opportunities? Where do we see potential for dealing with this new reality in a collaborative way? 


Monday on the Couch is a discussion format within the Bosch Alumni Network. One Monday each month, we are inviting experts from our network to the iac Community Space to discuss a current political or societal topic. After the discussion, there is time to continue the conversation over drinks. This time the event brings together members of the Bosch Alumni Network as well as participants of the Kick-Off meeting of the Civil Society Cluster. During a gallery walk some of the preliminary results of the cluster will be shared and discussed with you.

Are you interested in organizing a Monday on the Couch event? Please send your idea to:!

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