Voluntary associations and local development: public policies, social capital and citizenship

This project aims to study the voluntary associations that develop their activity in specific contexts (urban or rural), seeking to contribute to an improvement in the quality of life, namely by dynamizing or revitalizing (social, cultural and economically) the areas where they are sited. This study will identify and analyse the different moments in the course of a local development project, within the generic formulation of public policies (European and/or national programmes), field implementation strategies, and also, the consequences drawn from local formation of social capital networks.

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Project Funding
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
External Partners
CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS/UL)
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