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SEPTEMBER 2015: Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference
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9/8/2015 to 9/9/2015
When: 9/8/2015

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2015 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference


8-9 September 2015, Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University, UK


This is the leading UK-based interdisciplinary research conference for academics, policy makers and practitioners with a shared interest in researching issues related to voluntary organisations and volunteering in the context of contemporary challenges.


Organised in partnership by NCVO, the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR), this conference is an opportunity to share research and network across different contexts, countries and different parts of the UK.


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Proposals are invited for either individual papers or panel sessions (several contributions on the same topic or research).


This year, we are particularly interested in proposals which relate to one or more of the following themes:


  • Civil society and democracy: new challenges and opportunities?
  • Volunteering and participation in times of change: past, present and future?
  • Grassroots voluntary activity in challenging times: past perspectives and new forms?
  • Diversity, inequalities and the voluntary sector: uneven engagement and impacts?
  • Social welfare and voluntary services: evolving relationships between civil society, the state and the market?
  • Funding the future? Funding, fundraising and philanthropy in challenging times
  • Voluntary sector governance and management: relationships within and across organisations
  • Education and training in and on the voluntary sector: what do we know? What do we need?
  • New directions in theoretical debates and research methods: learning from diverse perspectives?


The deadline for submissions is 8 May 2015.


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