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Rokkansenteret ISF

Senter for forskning på sivilsamfunn & frivillighet


Research on Civil Society and Voluntary Sector

The research programme "Centre for Research on Civil Society and Voluntary Sector 2013-2017" is a collaboration between the Institute for Social Research and the Uni Rokkan Centre .

The Centre is autonomous and independent with the following overarching objectives:

  • Manage and implement a research programme during the period from 2013 through 2017, based on collaboration between several research communities. 
  • Promote an academically rigorous research environment by researchers from different disciplines and institutions with research experience that covers the main research themes of the program.
  • Create a solid and research-oriented knowledge base for developing policy.
  • Focus on dissemination and communication, scientific publishing and dissemination through knowledge bases and meeting places.  
  • Facilitate the inclusion of the research projects that are announces during the programme period into the research collaboration.
  • Help in other areas belonging to, or naturally arising from, the abovementioned points.

The programme has three key research areas

Perspectives on participation
Civil society and the voluntary sector in transition
Funding schemes and other framework conditions.

The research programme is implemented by a work programme consisting of concrete projects and work tasks.

Read more about the Centre's projects here