Below we give details of past and forthcoming events, and information on how to get involved.

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Past events

Open Workshop, York

28th February 2015, 9.30-4.30pm Building public concern about social and environmental issues We’re delighted to be collaborating with the local hosts for this event, Planet South Bank: a group of residents in York working to raise awareness and encour

Open Workshop, London

July 20th 2015, 10-5.30pm Building public concern about social and environmental issues For colleagues or friends that could do with some Common Cause in their lives! Places are limited – sign up here This all-day workshop explores the importance of th

Common Cause Training: Values, Leadership & Social Change

23rd – 26th June 2015 A residential training course in the applied psychology of human motivation for communicators, organisers and leaders of social change This summer, we’re offering three days of practical and inspiring participatory learning in the

Open Workshop, Utrecht

Een workshop over waarden en framing 12-02-2015 | 9.30-16.00 Kosten: €60,- (student: €30,-) UCK, Torenzaal, Domplein 4-5, Utrecht Inschrijven Hoe komt sociale verandering tot stand? Wat zijn culturele waarden en waarom zijn ze belangrijk? Wat is de bes

Values & Education Conference

20–21st November, 10–4pm, Edinburgh What does an education system based on “values” and “character” look like? How do we enable good values-based learning? What resources can help us do this? We will address these questions and others over two days of

Applying Common Cause Workshop, Sydney, Australia

10am – 4pm, Friday 10th October, Sydney, Australia Are you interested in the Common Cause approach, but not sure know how to apply it in practice?  Common Cause Australia’s new Applying Common Cause workshop is designed to help you move from theory int

Applying Common Cause Workshop, Canberra, Australia

12pm – 5pm, Tuesday 7th October, Canberra Australia Are you interested in the Common Cause approach, but not sure know how to apply it in practice?  Common Cause Australia’s new Applying Common Cause workshop is designed to help you move from theory in

Applying Common Cause Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

10am – 4pm, Friday 26th September, MelbourneAre you interested in the Common Cause approach, but not sure know how to apply it in practice?  Common Cause Australia’s new Applying Common Cause workshop is designed to help you move from theory into pract

Webinar: Do governments change the values of the public, or is it the other way round?

Preview of new research from six EU Member States 16 May 12:00-13:00 CET “We all know what we must do, but we do not know how to get re-elected after we have done it.” – Jean-Claude Juncker, former prime minister of Luxembourg Although Jean-Claude Junc

Common Cause for Nature, Stockholm

Common Cause Café: COMMON CAUSE for NATURE 14th May 18-20.30 Creating and maintaining a sustainable, wildlife-rich world requires active, concerned citizens and a political system capable of rising to the challenge. Governments, businesses and the publ

Open workshop, Reykjavík

5th May 6-9pm at Reykjavíkur Akademían Building motivation on social and environmental issues Why aren’t citizens more vocal about inequality, environmental destruction, corruption, climate change and other issues? Why are cultural values important and

Open Workshop, London

June 27th 2014, 10-5pm Building public concern about social and environmental issues For colleagues or friends that could do with some Common Cause in their lives! Places are limited – sign up here Why aren’t people more vocal about global poverty or c

Open Workshop, Oslo

May 19th 2014, 6 to 8pm Building public concern about social and environmental issues Why aren’t people more vocal about global poverty or climate change? What are cultural values, why are they important and how are they shaped? How should we best enga

Open Workshop, Stockholm

May 14th 2014, 9-12 am Building public concern about social and environmental issues Why aren’t people more vocal about global poverty or climate change? What are cultural values, why are they important and how are they shaped? How should we best engag

Open Workshop, Amsterdam

21st May 2014, 1.30-5pm in the Filosofenkamer at De Roos. Building public concern about social and environmental issues Why aren’t people more vocal about global poverty or climate change? What are cultural values, why are they important and how are th

Open Workshop, London

London, November 13th 2014, 10-5pm Building public concern about social and environmental issues For colleagues or friends that could do with some Common Cause in their lives! Places are limited – sign up here Why aren’t people more vocal about global

Common Cause Residential Training

A residential training. An exciting three days of participatory learning: exploring creative, values-based methods and tools for social or environmental change, tucked away in the hills of beautiful mid-Wales. If you’re interested in Common Cause and want to learn more about using it, this course is for you!

Common Cause for Nature Workshop, London

The Common Cause for Nature report provides practical recommendations for the conservation sector and others on how to ensure their work strengthens the values that motivate people to protect and enjoy nature. Produced in collaboration with thirteen UK

Introductory Workshop, London

London, January 27th 2014, 10-4.30pm Building public concern about social and environmental issues For colleagues or friends that could do with some Common Cause in their lives! Attendance is free, but places are limited – sign up here Why aren’t peopl

Common Cause Introductory Workshop

London, January 25th 10-4.30pm Building public concern about social and environmental issues For colleagues or friends that could do with some Common Cause in their lives! Attendance is free, but places are limited – registration closed Why aren’t peop

Bristol BIG Green Week 13-16 June 2012

Bristol Pound, Public Interest Research Centre  and WWF-UK have teamed up to run a series of workshops under the Common Cause umbrella. These will enable you to explore the importance of cultural values in shaping responses to the social and environmen

Brussels – Policy with Common Cause

The next Common Cause Brussels meeting will be hosted by Patricia Scherer of Workability Europe (whose topic is disability and the labour market), and it’ll be an interesting and wide-ranging conversation as usual! Where: Workability Europe, Rue d’Egmo

London – Food, Values and Change Workshop

Together with friends at Waste Watch and Tasting the Future, we’re organising a one-day participative workshop to explore the role of values change in shifting to a life-enhancing food system. When: Monday 23rd April – 10am-4pm Where: Development House

Edinburgh – Common Cause workshop

9.30am – 4pm, Wednesday 25th April Scottish Book Trust, High Street, Edinburgh Do you – Work on social or environmental issues? Want to explore what values and frames mean for your work? Want to meet others asking the same questions? After the Common C

Cambridge – Common Cause Local Meet-Up

A small group of people interested in using Common Cause in their work and campaigning are now meeting informally but regularly in Cambridge. When: Thursday 19th April 7.15 for a 7.30 start, finishing 9pm, Where: Grads Cafe at the University Centre, Gr

Oxford – Campaigning With Common Cause

Are you a campaigner? Want to explore what values and frames mean for your campaigning? Want to meet others asking the same questions? We’re organising an informal session for campaigners interested in working with values to share their questions, buil

Bristol – Campaigning With Common Cause

Are you a campaigner? Want to explore what values and frames mean for your campaigning? Want to meet others asking the same questions? We’re organising an informal session for campaigners interested in working with values to share their questions, buil

Brussels – NGO Staff Community Of Interest

Following last month’s gathering of policy, communications and campaigns staff from across the Brussels NGO sector – a community of interest is now meeting on a regular basis. We will focus on how to apply the Common Cause perspective in our profession

Creating Social Change – Waste Watch Conference

Our friends at Waste Watch have a cracking conference coming up in March, where our own Tom Crompton will be speaking. Details below and on their website. Creating Social Change will bring together individuals and organisations to discuss why a new, in

Campaigning With Common Cause – Brussels

Eivind Hoff is kindly organising a day of Common Cause activity in Brussels on Tuesday 14th February. Introduction to Common Cause workshop: 2.30-5.30pm (venue TBD) Community of practice meet-up: 6-8pm at Mundo-B, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels For

February 2012 workshops in Sweden

Martha Thernsjö is helping to organise two workshops in Stockholm on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February, 2012. Download the flier below for more details, or contact Martha at: martha@marthas.nu Workshops In Sweden | December 22, 2011 Forthcoming worksh

Campaigning With Common Cause

Are you a campaigner? Want to explore what values and frames mean for your campaigning? Want to meet others asking the same questions? Every second Wednesday of the month we’ll be organising an informal session for campaigners interested in working wit

29 November Common Cause in Vienna, Austria.

Das Zentrum für Globalen Wandel und Nachhaltigkeit der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien veranstaltet am 29. November 2011 gemeinsam mit dem österreichischen Lebensministerium und der Wiener Umweltschutzabteilung einen ganztägigen Workshop mit dem Titel

Social Marketing Conference: Changing Behaviour Through Communications

Martin Kirk is giving a keynote address at the Charity Comms Conference on behaviour change and social marketing. The conference is being held at the St. Albans Centre in London on November 30th. The blurb for the event: From environmental destruction

Finding Common Cause (Training)

A residential workshop for communicators and connectors, February 8th-10th 2012. Many people have asked for help to bring Common Cause ideas to their organisations and wider networks. This residential workshop will give you the grounding to do so effec

Scottish Government Research Conference on Values and Climate Change Behaviours

The Scottish Government is organising a research conference on Values and Climate Change Behaviours on 14th December 2011. WWF Scotland has invited Professor Tim Kasser to Edinburgh for a series of events, and this research conference is one of these.

Launch: Leading for the Future

Come to the launch of a new report, Leading for the Future, the product of a partnership between Commonwork and WWF-UK. The report addresses the question: How can we create more leaders for sustainability, who live and work for a just and sustainable w

Frames and Values Workshop

21 March 2011 – CAFOD, London Nearly 100 people – from business, academia, local government, public services, and the third sector – met for presentations and open space discussions at CAFOD HQ on March 21st. There were presentations and discussion fro

Machynlleth values weekend

18th-20th March 2011 – Machynlleth, Wales Over the 18-20 March 2011, twenty-five people met on the site of Owain Glyndwr’s revolutionary Welsh parliament of 1404, in Machynlleth, mid-Wales. Our conversations focussed on the problems that we face in mee

Common Cause Workshop

9 December 2010 An over-subscribed workshop in central London saw 100 individuals from third sector organisations meet for a full-day workshop on Common Cause. There were table discussions and presentations from Tim Kasser (Knox College), Greg Maio (Ca

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