Keyword: Measurement

UV – The University of Valencia, IUDESCOOP, Spain

Partner Description IUDESCOOP, the Research Institute on Social Economy and Entrepreneurship is one of the 20 research institutes of the University of Valencia and was founded in 2003. Its research fields are social economy, the third sector, social enterprises and the non-profit sector. Twenty-two researchers work in IUDESCOOP, belonging to different disciplines, mostly economics, management, […]

LEST-CNRS – The Institute of Labour Economics and Industrial Sociology, Aix-Marseille University (AMU)

Partner Description The Institute of Labour Economics and Industrial Sociology (LEST) is a mixed research unit of the CNRS and of the Aix-Marseille University. The Institute develops research on labour, employment, training programmes and innovation in the social sciences and humanities. A specific thematic axis is focused on the analysis of third sector organisations (Economie […]

WUW – Vienna University of Economics and Business

Partner Description Vienna University of Economics and Business (WUW) is EU’s largest university for business and economics, business law and social sciences, with about 27,000 students. In 2007, WUW became the first Austrian university to receive the internationally recognised EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation awarded by the European Foundation of Management (EFMD). The Non-profit […]

UNIWARSAW – Warsaw University, The Institute of Social Policy (IPS)

Partner Description The Institute for Social Policy at the University of Warsaw is one of Poland’s oldest academic centres offering teaching programmes and research. It has some 600 students, over 40 academic staff and more than 30 years of experience in academic training, research and publications related to theory of social policy, labour market policies, […]

TSRC – The University of Birmingham, Third Sector Research Centre

Partner Description The University of Birmingham is a world leading higher education institution, both nationally and internationally, that offers high-standard teaching and research in most major disciplines. It has extensive experience of EU collaboration and partnerships and in-depth expertise of Framework Programme matters including management, reporting and auditing, with a dedicated office providing support for […]

JHU Bologna – Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Centre

Partner Description The Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Centre (JHU-Bologna), now in its 57th year of operation, is a premier international centre for research and education in international relations, international development, and area studies and languages. The Centre brings together an international and diverse group of students who study under a distinguished international faculty, in […]


Eager to hear your voice Third Sector Impact (TSI) pursues a distinctive stakeholder engagement process to capture the insights of practitioners from the beginning. Stakeholder engagement interacts with all working areas of the project –  impact, concept, measurement, and barriers. This is an occasion to influence the priorities of the European research agenda and to put […]

Working areas

The project is structured around four complementary thematic pillars that will jointly contribute to a final overview report. These thematic pillars focus, respectively, on the following aspects of the third sector and volunteering in Europe: Work area 1: Conceptualization Work area 2: Measurement Work area 3: Assessing impacts Work area 4: Barriers and solutions to […]
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