Voluntary Sector Studies Network to host free 2-day e-conference

Times Like These: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from COVID-19

This forthcoming free e-conference may be of interest to some.

The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) has just announced that this year its annual conference will be free and online. The conference theme concerns the wider civil society response to Covid-19. The focus will be on discussing current research and big ideas on civil society responses to and implications of COVID-19. There will be sessions on philanthropy and voluntary organisations, volunteering and mutual aid.

The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners to explore what has been learnt from this crisis, and what it means for the future of civil society.

Keynote speakers already include Karl Wilding (NCVO), Anna Fowlie (SCVO), Nasar Haghamed (Islamic World Relief), and our own Brian Carr from BVSC. More speakers will be announced soon.

VSSN welcomes proposals from researchers (new and old), practitioners and others who have evidence to share on how civil society is responding to and affected by Covid-19. The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on the 30th June 2020.

→ More about the conference here.

REGISTER (free).

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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