Our research


How, why and to what extent do people do voluntary work? At the centre we analyze the level and scope of voluntary work in Norway, as well as the key characteristics of the voluntary participants.

Voluntary organisations

At the centre we map and analyze changes in the Norwegian voluntary organizational landscape.

New forms of civic engagement

The centre conducts research on the extent and significance of new forms of civic participation, as well as how new forms of mobilisation and organisation affect civil society as an arena of engagement, expression and community.

Social effects of volunteering

At the centre we examine the social and personal effects of volunteering and civic engagemet.