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About the Centre

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:

Transitional processes
Financing and 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 

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