Opportunity for SI alumni to participate in the Twelfth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research

Skeppsbron, Stockholm (Ola Ericson/Imagebank Sweden)

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for SI alumni researchers to participate in the Twelfth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) in Stockholm, free of cost! Below you’ll find more information about the conference and how you can submit your abstract to participate.

ISTR is a major international association promoting research and education in the fields of civil society, philanthropy, and the non-profit sector. It is also a global community of scholars, policymakers, and third sector leaders dedicated to the creation, discussion, and advancement of knowledge pertaining to the third sector and its impact on civil society, the welfare state, and public policy.

An ISTR conference is held every two years in different cities around the world. The Twelfth International Conference of the ISTR will take place at Ersta Sköndal University College in Stockholm from 28 June – 1 July 2016.

The increasingly turbulent and complex environment for third sector organisations is the central theme of the conference. Thus the conference organisers are keenly interested in a wide range of submissions on topics related to the theme. Papers on the following topics would be especially welcome:

  • The Third Sector and the Welfare state
  • Civil society and Democracy
  • NGOs and Globalization
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Social Innovation and Social Enterprise
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Philanthropy and Foundations
  • Volunteerism and Co-production
  • Managing Third Sector Organizations
  • Emerging Areas of Theory and Practice

As an SI alumnus you are welcome to submit your research paper and if your paper is selected by the ISTR organisers you will get to participate for free. The accommodation and travel costs from your country of residence to and from the conference will be covered for by the Swedish Institute.

You can find complete information about the conference and how to participate by following this link:
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.istr.org/resource/resmgr/Stockholm/Stockholm_Call_Final.pdf

More information also in the latest issue of “Inside ISTR”:
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.istr.org/resource/resmgr/Inside_ISTR/ISTR_newsletter_23_2.pdf

Below you’ll find some information in brief along with details especially for SI alumni applicants:

What: Twelfth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research

When: 28 June – 1 July, 2016

Where: Ersta Sköndal University College in Stockholm

Forms of participation: Papers, panels, roundtable and posters

Deadline for submitting abstract: 26 October, 2015.

Who can apply? ISTR encourages contributions from all countries and disciplines, from researchers as well as from practitioners conducting research on the third sector.

A maximum of 15 SI alumni may have the opportunity to participate free of cost.

SI will cover your accommodation as well as travel costs from your country of residence to and from the conference.

How do I apply? Details on how to apply can be found here:
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.istr.org/resource/resmgr/Stockholm/Stockholm_Call_Final.pdf

IMPORTANT: Remember to write in your application that you are a Swedish Institute alumnus.

For questions please contact Ola Segnestam Larsson at Ersta Sköndal University College.