National Civil Society Strategy for a New Economy

The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) is inviting individuals, collectives and organisations from around Australia, to join us during 2020, to co-create Australia’s first National Civil Society Strategy and Action Plan for the New Economy.

By working together – across NENA Hubs, NENA events and online platforms – we aim to map out shared priorities and pathways, to help us transition to new economies that achieve ecological sustainability and social justice.

Who should participate?


Through our Geographic Hubs (Local and Regional) and Sectoral Hubs around Australia, NENA is governed by a diverse, interconnected network of people.  We are inviting people from across Australia, to contribute to the development of a shared strategy, by sharing their opinions about priorities, actions and existing successes that we can build on.  Everyone is encouraged to participate, including: First Nations Peoples and communities, non-indigenous community groups and businesses, and people working in health, education, energy, housing, land management, tourism, food production, research, fine and creative arts, banking and finance, production, retail, management and more.

How to Participate

1. Read about how to provide your input to NENA’s Civil Society Strategy for a New Economy

2. Fill out the template here to provide your input to the strategy.  Then email your completed template to by 10 November 2020

3. Respond to the Survey, that invites people who are NENA members - and who are on our mailing list/non-members - to share your ideas for the Civil Society Strategy.  Please fill out the survey by 10 November 2020.

4. Join us online in 2020 for updates and discussions (see below)

5. Attend the NENA Annual Conference (online from 20-22 November) and participate in participatory processes that will progress the 2020-2021 Civil Society Strategy.

Online Strategy Discussion Meetings - 2020

All NENA Members are invited to join online meetings, to start working on the creation of Australia's FIRST Civil Society Strategy for a New Economy.

Everyone's welcome!

The meetings and process will be lead by the NENA Strategy Development Group, elected at last year's NENA elections.

The goal of our Online Strategy Development Meetings will be to ensure that all NENA Members and Hubs can connect with each other, share updates, and work together (online, and leading up to 'in person' meetings at the 2020 NENA Conference) to co-create our first National Civil Society Strategy for the New Economy.

No registration is required, please just join us on the night.

If you have any questions, please email:


Date and TimeMonthZoom Link
Tuesday 10th March @ 6pm Qld time (AEST)March MeetingLINK TO THE ZOOM RECORDING (audio only)
PowerPoint Presentation slides (.pptx)
Tuesday 7th April @ 6pm Qld time (AEST)April MeetingLINK TO ZOOM RECORDING
Tuesday 12th May @ 6pm AESTMay MeetingLINK TO ZOOM RECORDING
Wednesday 15th July @ 6pm AESTJuly MeetingLINK TO ZOOM RECORDING
Tuesday 22nd September @ 6pm AESTSeptember MeetingLINK TO ZOOM RECORDING
Tuesday 3rd November @ 6pm AESTNovember Meeting (Final meeting)
*****Further discussions - NENA Annual Conference – 20 to 22 November (online)*****

Wednesday 15th July @ 6pm AEST

Wednesday 22nd September @ 6pm AEST