The conceptual framework of the ITSSOIN project has been concluded and approved by the European Commission. It is now available in the form of separate deliverables which result from work package one (WP1) dealing with the ‘Conceptual Foundations & Hypotheses’. The deliverable D1.1 ‘ITSSOIN_D1_1_Social Innovation as Impact‘ describes not only the understanding of social innovations underlying the ITSSOIN project’s work, but also the relevance of the third sector for this subject. The deliverables D1.2 and D1.3 elaborate on different perspectives which will be considered in the project. D1.2, ‘Report on the European Social Innovation Policy Framework in Light of Third Sector & Civil Society Actors’ (ITSSOIN_D1_2_Policy frameworks third sector), evaluates policy frameworks that affect social innovations in different European countries and on the EU level. Similarly, D1.3, ‘ITSSOIN_D1_3_Perceptions of the thrid sector’, discusses the existing knowledge on the media and volunteers’ perception of the third sector. All papers serve as a basis for the formulation of testable hypotheses in the deliverable D1.4, ‘ITSSOIN_D1_4_ITSSOIN Hypotheses’. Another paper, the ‘ITSSOIN_D1_5_Research Brief’ (D1.5), summarises the most important results of previous work and describes how these results will be incorporated in our research strategy and what we consider to be the most relevant project outcomes.
Additionally, the first deliverable of WP2 (‘Mapping and Extending Knowledge on the Third Sector’) is also available; D2.1, ‘Theory and Empirical Capturing of the Third Sector at the Macro Level’ (ITSSOIN_D2_1_Theory and empirical capturing third sector), describes how these conceptual considerations will be framed theoretically and how the resulting questions and hypotheses can be evaluated empirically.
The deliverables can be found under ‘Publications’ on our homepage or accessed following the links in the text above.