The City of Parramatta Council hosted the Active Citizenship national conference in November 2019, designed to share and progress effective approaches to enabling active citizenship and community-led action. The conference was attended by people and organisations involved in designing, delivering, researching and funding strategies seeking to enhance the capacity of people for civic engagement and creating positive change in the community.
The conference program aimed to ensure that participants were able to learn from effective approaches undertaken in different contexts, and from the lessons learned by those implementing them. Presentations, guest speakers and workshops addressed one of three themes: First Nations, Social Investment/Social Enterprise, and General.
Conference participants reported the program and discussions to be thought-provoking, challenging and timely and increased their capacity to develop programs and support community empowerment.