CINEFOGO is a network of 51 European University und it rsearches the nexus between governance and civil society. It is funded by the European Union and coordinated by Prof. Thomas Boje, Roskilde University/ Denmark. A major goal ist the improvement of the participation of European citizens. The members of the research group are involved in different projects of CINEFOGO.
At the ECPR General Conference in Budapest in September 2005, the Junior Research Group organised
section 28 dealing with “Europeanisation and New Forms of Governance: Challenges and Perspectives for Civil Society Organisations in the Enlarged Europe”.
The Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project (JHCNP) the Third Sector was conducted
in more than 20 countries and analysed the economic significance of the third sector and its social, historical and
political embeddedness. The collected data provides for the first time a comprehensive description of the Third Sector’s
structure. Some of the seminal working papers of JHCNP can be downloaded for free from the project’s homepage at the University of
Baltimore, others can be ordered online. Furthermore the Johns Hopkins Libraries Catalogue has certainly the most comprehensive
Anglophone collection of literature on Third Sector issues.
The ICNL documents in a large online library the legal framework of the Third Sector in more
than 50countries and provides important legal texts – often in English. Additionally, the ICNL supports the struggles
for reforms of the Third Sector, especially in Central and Eastern Europe by providing legal consulting. On the website
you will find a newsletter and online chats regarding these topics.
The ISTR is an international association of Third Sector researchers. The list of members
gives an interdisciplinary overview on scientists who are interested in the topic. The ISTR is publisher of Voluntas,
one of the most important journals in the non-profit field.