The issue of improving the visibility of the third sector emerges as the key demand and challenge at the TSI’s final conference in Brussels on 9 November. Visibility has a number of components, provided by a variety of stakeholders – researchers, policy makers, statistical agencies, the media – who must all contribute their part to […]
In an interview with online platform Nonprofit TSI coordinator Bernard Enjolras describes the relevance of the four working areas of the TSI project, concept, measurement, impact and barriers. “Because of the lack of a common definition the third sector is invisible and powerless, compared to other sectors of activity”, he says, thus underlining the need […]
TSI has produced a conceptualisation of the third secor in Europe that goes beyond widely recognized definitions of non-profit organisations like the UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts. Paying tribute tp the fact that new types of entities have emerged in recent years and considering the arguments of scholars who have […]
On 14 July 2016, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will come into force in the Netherlands. The declaration is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure […]
A quantitative study by France Bénévolat on the development of volunteering in non-profit associations in France between 2010 and 2016 shows a steady growth in the number of volunteers, especially among people below the age of 35. However, older people are less engaged than in the past.