TSI researchers will present the project at the 5th EMES Research Conference “Building a scientific field to foster social enterprise eco-system” in Helsinki. The plenary session titled “Defining and measuring the impact of the third sector in Europe: State of the art and challenges” will start with a short introduction to TSI research and discuss preliminary evidence from project, particularly with respect to the following questions:

  • Which barriers and obstacles stand in the way of third sector organisations and make them less effective and efficient in the countries under study for what exactly?
  • Which facilitating factors enable these organisations to thoroughly develop their potential?
  • What measures can be taken to reduce or eliminate the factors that hinder the organisations from making a significant contribution to solving the problems of contemporary society?

Discussant: Victor Pestoff