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Amsterdam - 2018

Hosted by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Philanthropic Studies Department

      13th International Conference

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    10-13  JULY  2018

Conference updates can be found on our Blog

Registration is now open - click here to register!
If you are experiencing trouble with online registration, download our registration form -
found here, and return to the Secretariat


We offer a list of suggested hotels for your stay in Amsterdam during our conference.  To view the list, and book your reservation, please click here.  For any questions, please contact the Secretariat.


Keynote Speaker

Donatella Della Porta is professor of political science, dean of the Institute for Humanities and the Social Sciences and Director of the PD program in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, where she
also leads the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos). Born in Catania (1956), she graduated in Political Science at the University of the same city in 1978.
In 1980, she received the Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and in 1987 her PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute. Based at the University of Florence since 1994 as associate professor, she became full professor in 1998.

To learn more about Donatella Della Porta, please click here.


Registration Fees

By March 16, 2018

March 17, 2018
and after

ISTR Member

US $400

US $450

ISTR Student Member

US $250

US $300


Subsidy Fee: US $150  (We will offer registration subsidies to students and those from developing countries). To apply for a registration subsidy, please click here
Please note that companion registration is not available.

2018 Important Dates

 Late-January 2018 Distribution of email notification on abstract submission reviews
February 15  Deadline for registration subsidy applications 
March 16   Registration Deadline for presenting authors
June 15   Conference Registration Deadline 



Abstract Review Process
Click here to learn about our abstract review process.


Conference Venue
The conference will be held at VU  University Amsterdam, which is located at the South of Amsterdam. The Campus is easily accessible from the center of Amsterdam by various numbers of public transport (metro/tram).

Visiting Amsterdam
Please visit for more Amsterdam information.

Conference Academic Committee

  • Ruth Phillips (Co-Chair), Australia
  • John Mohan (Co-Chair), United Kingdom
  • Susan Appe, USA

  • Daniel Barragan, Ecuador

  • Anna Domaradzka, Poland

  • Markus Ketola, United Kingdom

  • Kyungja Jung, Australia

  • Shauna Mottiar, South Africa

  • Janice Nga, Malaysia

  • Alasdair Rutherford, United Kingdom

  • Theo Schuyt, The Netherlands

  • Armindo Teodosio, Brazil

  •  Deena White, Canada

  • Lili Wang, USA

  •  Jiangang Zhu, China


CALL FOR PAPERS (now closed)

Democracy and Legitimacy:  The Role of the Third Sector in a Globalizing World
To read the full call, please click here.



Air Transfer

ISTR has partnered up with Air France and KLM to offer you discounted airfare. Our event ID is 31109AF. Click here to book your flight.


Tram Information     

From Central Station

  • Metro tram 51, direction Amstelveen Westwijk (16 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
  • Tram 5, direction Amstelveen Binnenhof (25 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
  • Tram 16 or 24, direction VUmc, final stop

From Station Amsterdam Zuid

  • Express tram 51 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Westwijk
  • Tram 5 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Binnenhof
  • It is a 10-minute walk to the VU from Station Amsterdam Zuid

Walking from the Metro



The A-10 Amsterdam ring road can be reached from all directions.  Follow the A-10 to the Zuid/Amstelveen exit S108.  Turn left at the end of the slip road onto Amstelveenseweg; after three hundred yards (at the VU University hospital building) turn left again onto De Boelelaan.  VU University Amsterdam can be reached via city routes S108 and S109. 



There is a limited amount of parking space around VU University Amsterdam in De Boelelaan, which has parking bays, and also in Karel Lotsylaan.  There is paid parking on VU Amsterdam parking lot to the right of the Hospital Outpatient Clinic.

Schiphol Airport

Travelers arriving at Schiphol can take the train to Station Amsterdam Zuid (see 'Public Transport:from Station Amsterdam Zuid').


About Amsterdam

As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. Its name derives fromAmstelredamme, from the city's origin as a dam of the riverAmstel.It is the country's largest city, with a population of more than 820,000, and the most visited, with over 3,5 million foreign visitors a year.

Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, all legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths. Amsterdam is a city of diversity, rich culture, internationalrestaurants, and goodtransport.


To know more about Amsterdam you can read somebasic facts and info.


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