VSSN Day Seminar, Manchester, 28th November 2013
We are pleased to let you know that the next VSSN Day
Seminar will take place in Manchester on 28th November 2013: 10.30 - 4.00.
Please put the date in your diary now! Bookings will open once the programme is
finalised, but submissions of abstracts are invited now.
The seminar is hosted by Greater Manchester Council for
Submitting an abstract
If you would like to propose a paper for the day, please
submit an abstract of around 250 words and a brief biography by email to
Susanne Martikke firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>,
no later than Monday 5th August.
We welcome presentations from researchers, academics,
doctoral students and practitioners in voluntary organisations (including
infrastructure bodies and foundations) who are doing research in areas relevant
to the voluntary sector or civil society in the UK. In light of the challenging
external environment voluntary sector organisations find themselves in, we
would particularly like to receive papers which consider issues around
sustainable communities, community development and the social economy.
However we will also be pleased to consider papers from a
theoretical, methodological, practice or policy perspective on areas such as
participation, volunteering, philanthropy and giving, organisational issues,
public policy, funding cuts, co-production or social enterprise.
Your abstract should contain a question, problem or
dilemma arising from practice, theory or earlier research findings. Papers are usually based on completed or
on-going research (qualitative or quantitative) or a review of the evidence or
literature in an area of interest to voluntary sector researchers.
Attending the event
VSSN aims to promote an understanding of the UK voluntary
sector through research. The event is aimed at researchers, academics, doctoral
students and practitioners in voluntary organisations or foundations interested
in the UK voluntary sector. We also welcome policy makers engaged in the
voluntary sector. We are always pleased to meet, and receive contributions
from, colleagues from similar settings in other countries who are involved in
the field. The working language is English.
Booking will open once the programme is finalised.