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8th Annual Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research

Civil Society: Towards Growth and Consolidation

Jul 12, 2011 12:00 AM to Jul 14, 2011 12:00 AM

Where Catholic University in Buenos Aires, Argentina .

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The 8th Annual Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) is proposing an interdisciplinary exchange to analyze, discuss and reflect on the major issues of interest relative to the third sector in Latin America. To achieve this, researchers, promoters and officials from private and government sectors are invited to participate in the conference.

The Conference will address four central themes:

1. Volunteerism and solidaristic practices to coincide with the 10th Anniversary of International Year of Volunteers (ITV+10) celebration

2. Social economy and economy of solidarity and their contribution to regional development (non-profit organizations that promote economic activities in the fields of work, health, education, housing, financing and other areas, focused on general interest).

3. Civil society – government relations (taking into account especially the new configurations of governments in the region); and civil society – business relations (in accordance with the current economic context).

4. Legitimacy, transparency and accountability of activities linked to various civil society sectors.