Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society is a cross-party think tank which strives to benefit public debate through independent research, reasoned argument, and open discussion – standing apart from party politics and transitory intellectual fashions.
Civitas’ output has covered issues ranging from education & skills, to crime and defence as well as answering the fundamental questions on how to improve economic growth, social cohesion and civil society. In recent years, strong focuses of work have been on family and schools, reforms to governance through to trade and industrial policy. Ongoing projects currently include improving small business access to skills and affordable energy, developing new ideas for childcare funding and improving food security.
Uniquely among think tanks, Civitas has always played an active, practical part in rebuilding civil society by running schools on Saturdays and after-school hours so that children who are falling behind at school can achieve their full potential.