The UK 2021 G7: Civil Society 7 Summit

This C7 Summit is an opportunity for civil society from the G7 and beyond to come together, engage in dialogue and create a joint platform that can be used to inform the upcoming G7 Leaders’ Summit.

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As the UK hosts this year’s meetings of the G7, Bond has been appointed to coordinate the Civil Society 7, alongside international partners. 

We are excited to open applications to attend our online ‘C7 Summit’ to participants from the UK, the G7 and beyond, on the 19th and 20th of April. The event will bring together diverse policy professionals, campaigners and activists to hear from civil society leaders and UK government, discuss important topics affecting our communities in 2021, and collaborate on a joint communiqué that will be fed into the meetings of the G7 countries (UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, France and Japan). 

We hope you will be able to attend both sessions, but to accommodate for different time-zones we are holding the first session at 13.00-16.30 (British Summer Time/GMT+1) on the 19th April, and the second at 09.30-13.00 (British Summer Time/GMT+1) on the 20th April. As a participant, you will also have access to recorded sessions. 

Objectives: 

  • To come together, engage in dialogue on our shared priorities and create a joint platform that can be taken forward through 2021 and beyond. 
  • To produce a communiqué, and clear asks that can be shared with UK government and other G7 leaders, to influence the G7’s commitments and outcomes. 

We are inviting civil society to apply through the pre-registration form linked at the bottom of the page. The deadline is March 15th. We will inform you of whether your application is successful or not by March 22nd at the latest. 

As spaces are restricted to max 100, we will lead a selection process, according to the following criteria: 

  • Balanced representation of the Summit’s main thematic areas (Climate & Environment, Health, Education, Food and Nutrition, Open Societies, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Sustainable Economic Recovery) and cross-cutting topics (the rights of persons with disabilities, children and youth, gender equality/women’s rights and racial justice). 
  • Assurance of diversity, including at least 50% women. 
  • Representatives of key organisations, networks, coalitions and working groups both within and outside the G7. 
  • 1/3 UK-based; 1/3 from the rest of the G7; 1/3 from beyond the G7. 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
The online platform is being run via an independent company, and there will be a separate registration process for successful candidates. Information shared with that platform will be encrypted and will not be shared with the Government. Data submitted through this form will only be used for the purposes of the Summit.

Programme

19th April (13.00-16.30 British Summer Time/GMT+1) 

  • Opening presentations and panel: The importance of civil society for a successful G7. 
  • Breakout dialogues:
    A) Climate Action
    B) Environment and Biodiversity
    C) Livelihoods and Social Protection
    D) Economic Justice
    E) Inclusive Education
    F) Open space for other topics not on the agenda 
  • Thematic Panel: Building Back Better – how, and for whom? 

20th April (09.30-13.00 British Summer Time/GMT+1) 

  • Thematic Panel: How should we define an open and democratic society? 
  • Breakout dialogues:
    A) Health Systems
    B) Food and Nutrition
    C) Civil Society Space
    D) Anti-racism and decolonisation 
    E) Peace and Conflict
    F) Other topics not on the agenda 
  • Closing panel: Working together to deliver an ambitious G7 Summit and beyond. 
  • Presentation of the communiqué.