CINEFOGO - Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe


Type Research Project

Duration Oct. 1, 2005 - Sept. 1, 2009

www.cinefogo.org
  • Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship WE (Details)

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  • Mackerle-Bixa, Stefanie (Former researcher)
  • Meyer, Michael (Details) Project Head
  • More-Hollerweger, Eva (Details)
  • Rameder, Paul (Details)
 

Abstract (German)

Das Forschungsinstitut für Nonprofit Organisationen engagiert sich als österreichischer Vertreter im Network of Excellence CINEFOGO “Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe” im 6. Rahmenprogramm der EU. Ziel dieses europaweiten Netzwerkes ist die Aufarbeitung und der systematische Austausch von Informationen zur Rolle der Zivilgesellschaft, Partizipation und Bürgerbeteiligung.

Themenschwerpunkte des CINEFOGO Netzwerkes sind Konflikte zwischen nationalen und europäischen Identitäten sowie die Auswirkungen von kultureller und politischer Vielfalt auf die europäische Integration und ihrer Transformation in ein Konzept der europäischen Bürgerschaft. Durch die länderübergreifende Zusammenarbeit verschiedener Forschungsinstitutionen in einem gemeinsamen methodologischen Rahmen soll es gelingen, ein besseres Verständnis für die Bedeutung bürgerschaftlicher Institutionen und der Zivilgesellschaft zur Schaffung einer integrierten europäischen Identität zu entwickeln.

Neben der inhaltlichen Mitarbeit an mehreren Themengebieten im Network of Excellence ist das F.I. für den Forschungsbereich „Unterschiede in sozialer Partizipation und bürgerschaftlichen Kulturen in Europa“ hauptverantwortlich. Dabei geht es insbesondere um die vergleichende Analyse von Daten aus allen EU Staaten, die Auskunft über Unterschiede in der Beteiligung an der Zivilgesellschaft geben sollen.


Abstract (English)

The CINEFOGO Network of Excellence "Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe" is part of the Sixth EU Framework Programme. The network includes 40 universities and research institutions from all parts of Europe. Totally more then 150 scholars and Ph. D students are enrolled as members of the network.

CINEFOGO is focusing on the importance of improving citizens’ participation in governance. This requires new knowledge on the importance of social and cultural diversity, active citizenship, civic participation and organised civil society - issues that have become more pressing with the on-going enlargement of Europe. A Europe characterised by growing inequality in economic and social conditions of the citizens but also increased diversity in the perception of what is meant to be the European House and in how to proceed in the process of economic, social and political integration of the European nation-states.

The overall aim of the CINEFOGO Network is to provide knowledge about the relationship between civil society, citizenship and social protection in an increasingly diversified and multicultural Europe. In this context, the Research Institute for Nonprofit Organisations is responsible for the research area “Differences in Social Participation and Civic Cultures across Europe”.

Publications

Journal article

2009 Meyer, Michael. 2009. European Civil Society and Participation. Journal of Civil Society 5 (3): 205-207. (Details)
  Mackerle-Bixa, Stefanie, Meyer, Michael, Strunk, Guido. 2009. Membership and Participation: School of Democracy or Hideaway of Biedermeier?. Journal of Civil Society 5 (3): 243-263. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2009 Rameder, Paul. 2009. Who Is In Charge? The Socio‐Economic Status of Executive and Non‐Executive Volunteers.. Giving & Volunteering Research Conference, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 09.07.. (Details)
  Meyer, Michael, Rameder, Paul. 2009. Hidden gate keepers? The role of organisations for participation in civil society. Methodological Challenges in Cross-National Participation Research, The Hague, Niederlande, 16.01. - 17.01. (Details)
2008 Bixa, Stefanie, Heitzmann, Karin, Hofbauer, Johanna, Strunk, Guido. 2008. What makes the difference? Civic participation and social inequality. CINEFOGO Konferenz “Europe – with or without you?” Developments in civic participation and their implica-tions on the role of Nonprofit Organisations and Civil Society, WU Wien, Österreich, 02.04.. (Details)
  Bixa, Stefanie. 2008. Playing the game of participation. The impact of social inequality on volunteering.. 8th PhD-Network, Kaunas, Litauen, 22.05.-25.5.. (Details)
2007 Bixa, Stefanie. 2007. Enough space for everyone? - Civic participation & social inequality. CINEFOGO Summer School “Social Capital and Democratisation”, Aberdeen, Großbritannien, 27.8. - 31.8.. (Details)
  Meyer, Michael, Bixa, Stefanie, Strunk, Guido. 2007. Civil Society as School of Democracy or Biedermeier? - Membership and Political Participation. Workshop “Civic Participation across Europe”, Wien, Österreich, 20.09.-21.09.. (Details)
  Bixa, Stefanie, Heitzmann, Karin, Hofbauer, Johanna, Strunk, Guido. 2007. What makes the difference? Civic participation and social inequality. Workshop “Civic Participation across Europe”, wien, Österreich, 20.09.-21.09.. (Details)
  Bixa, Stefanie, Heitzmann, Karin, Hofbauer, Johanna, Meyer, Michael, Millner, Reinhard, Strunk, Guido. 2007. Enough space for everyone? Civic Participation and Social Inequality. The 36th Annual ARNOVA Conference, Atlanta, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 15.11.-17.11.. (Details)
2006 Bixa, Stefanie, Meyer, Michael. 2006. Differences in Social Participation and Civic Cultures across Europe. CINEFOGO Workshop (WP11), Plovdiv, Bulgarien, 15.12.. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2009 Rameder, Paul. 2009. Who Is In Charge? The Socio‐Economic Status of Executive and Non‐Executive Volunteers. (Details)
  Bixa, Stefanie, Hofbauer, Johanna, Meyer, Michael, Rameder, Paul. 2009. Hidden gate keepers? The role of organisations for participation in civil society. (Details)
2007 Bixa, Stefanie, Meyer, Michael, Strunk, Guido. 2007. Civil Society as School of Democracy or Biedermeier? - Membership and Political Participation. (Details)
  Bixa, Stefanie, Heitzmann, Karin, Hofbauer, Johanna, Strunk, Guido. 2007. What makes the difference? - Civic participation & social inequality. (Details)
2006 Bixa, Stefanie, Meyer, Michael, Strunk, Guido. 2006. Differences in Social Participation and Civic Cultures across Europe. (Details)

Magazine/newspaper article

2008 Bixa, Stefanie, Meyer, Michael. 2008. BürgerInnenbeteiligung in Europa. NPO-News, 05.10. (Details)
  Bixa, Stefanie. 2008. Wo ein Wille da ein Weg? Freiwilligenarbeit und soziale Ungleichheit. NPO-News, 05.10. (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2008 Bixa, Stefanie, Meyer, Michael, Rameder, Paul, More-Hollerweger, Eva. 2008. Platz für alle? Die Zukunft der Freiwilligenarbeit. 5. NPO-Jam Session, Wien, 11.06. (Details)

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