On-going disseminations of the Third Sector Impact project will not only constitute a vehicle to share original contributions with the scientific community. They are also a source of information for policy-makers and journalists, a tool for advancing the practice of third sector professionals and volunteers, and an inspiration for citizens.
TSI will engage national and European stakeholders in all aspects of the analytical process in bi-directional exchange: from research to practice and from practice to research, through meetings with stakeholders, web-based consultations and discussion groups. Apart from publishing results of research and consultations Third Sector Impact provides external documentation on different aspects of the third sector, catering to different interest groups:
Practitioners can engage in online consultations and join offline meetings, and will find valuable resources to enhance many aspects of their work.
Statisticians will find and contribute statistical tools to help them in measuring the third sector and volunteering in their countries in an appropriate and comparable way.
Policy-makers can learn about the impact of various policies on the development of the sector across Europe, helping them to advance supportive policies in their countries.
Journalists will find resources to give the sector, the people active in it, and the policy support and restraints in different countries more public recognition and exposure.
Researchers will gain a clear definition of the third sector that takes cultural and structural differences across Europe into account, advancing comparable research.
Citizens will receive greater recognition by boosting awareness of the third sector and realise that they belong to a millions-strong cohort of European who volunteer regularly.