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Published: 9 April 2021

Engaging Citizens for Inclusive Futures: Rebuilding Social Cohesion and Trust through Citizen Dialogues

The COVID-19 pandemic has created severe economic and social disruption, with loss of lives and livelihoods, poverty and inequality on the rise in every country on Earth, presenting a serious threat to social cohesion and global cooperation. Understanding the individual experiences and perceptions of citizens will help chart a path towards a just post-pandemic recovery that puts those most affected at the centre. This report shares the results of deliberative citizen dialogues with more than 120 participants in Europe, India, West Africa and across an international network of students and children. The findings highlighted the importance of social cohesion and trust.

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