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About CiFri (Research network on civil society and volunteering)

CiFri is a research network and collaboration between Danish social science institutions doing research on civil society and volunteering.

The overall aim of CiFri is to coordinate, strengthen and enhance research on civil society and volunteering in Denmark, and to connect and collaborate with Scandinavian as well as other international research institutions and networks.   

More specific CiFri aims to:

  • Provide a supportive scholarly framework for research projects.
  • Disseminate research findings and generate dialogue between researchers, decision makers and practitioners.
  • Initiate research on civil society and volunteering.
  • Initiate activities for Ph.D. students and young scholars in order to recruit new generations to the academic field.
  • Provide a platform for collaboration between networks and researchers within civil society and volunteering.

CiFri is financed by a Government grant implemented by the Ministry of Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs, and runs from 2012 – 2015.  

See also:

Research projects

Conferences and seminars


Danish student theses on civil societies and volunteering

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