29 participants joined the TSI stakeholders meeting in Vienna on May 12, convened by TSI member Dr. Ruth Simsa of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.

Stakeholders identified different forms of advocacy and political work as most important third sector impacts, regardless of sector of engagement or specific activities and objectives.

They proposed three areas for further investigation:

  1. Preservation of the social system, securing social peace;
  2. Raising consciousness, empowerment, engagement, self-determination;
  3. Influencing policy framework towards recognition of stigmatised groups, protection and strengthening of disadvantaged people.

Ready to think outside the box, Austrian stakeholders raised a number of complex issues around impact that researchers may find challenging. Please refer to our Events section for more details.