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 third sector development
Clarify the concept of the third sector in its European manifestations.
Identify the major contours of the third sector to define its size, structure, composition.
Identify third sector impact, its contributions to European economy and social cohesion.
Identify barriers and solutions to third sector development.