Digital Summit 2020
15 - 19 June 2020
via Video Conferencing
The Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2020 was held over the period 15 – 19 June 2020. The Inclusive Society Institute was invited to participate. The institute was represented by its CEO, Daryl Swanepoel.
“There is currently great uncertainty about the social, economic and political consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. A return to “normality” as we know it appears unlikely. It is clear that the dynamics of the crisis will create a different world with different futures for individuals, communities and places. This crisis has revealed the structural weaknesses in our societies. As we move from crisis management to rebuilding the economy and society, momentum for change is growing. Until now, solutions to the crisis have been national instead of inter- or transnational, which has hindered much needed cooperation.
For progressives, this is the moment to come together and discuss shared visions of what a post-Covid-19 world should and could look like. We believe that it is imperative for progressives to promote international solidarity in times of crisis: how to achieve it will be the central objective of #PGS20. Solidarity will also be the normative guideline for the breakout sessions, workshops and leader’s panels of #PGS20, in order to prioritise common solutions to the crisis. Further, the aim is to support the most weak and vulnerable and their communities at the local, national and global level” (#PGS2020).