CIVIL SOCIETY STRATEGY: CONSULTATION RESPONSE. In February 2018 the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launched an engagement exercise to inform the development of the government’s Civil Society Strategy. This paper presents our written response to the consultation. It identifies two pressing tasks for civil society over the coming years: offering an alternative to individual consumption and competition as the means by which identity is constructed, by creating and sustaining spaces in which individuals are treated as intrinsically and equally valuable and significant, regardless of their economic participation and performance. countering a lack of social integration by promoting interaction in ways that strengthen our ability to ‘live together well’ in a society and in local communities characterized by both commonalities and differences in backgrounds, circumstances, beliefs, values and culture. Click here to read more.