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NPO Competence CenterRSS

We are a team of practice-oriented scientists who actively tackle topics that are important for organizations that focus on social added value and the public sector. We work on these topics with scientific methods and impart this knowledge into practice and basic research. We do this through our in-house projects, commissioned projects, application projects and EU projects.


[Translate to English:] I-CCC Logo

The I-CCC website is online!

Since November 2021 we are one of the project partners in the project I-CCC "Addressing and preventing care needs through innovative community care centres". In June, the project website was launched…

[Translate to English:] Peter Vandor Migrant Entrepreneurship

Publication: Are voluntary international migrants self-selected for entrepreneurship?

International migrants show a high tendency to become entrepreneurs in many countries. This has often been attributed to discrimination, ethnic networks and sociodemographic differences. But,…

Michael Meyer

Austria: Reforms Desperately Needed in Spite of Generous Support - PANL Contribution by Michael Meyer

What are the main concerns and priorities for the nonprofit sector? This is what PANL (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership) at the Canadian Carleton University asked academic thought leaders in…

European Social Innovation Competition

Now open: European Social Innovation Competition 2021

Launched in memory of social innovation pioneer Diogo Vasconcelos, the European Social Innovation Competition is a Competition run by the European Commission, with the support from the EIC across all…

[Translate to English:] ESESII

What does it Take To Internationalise a Social Venture? First Insights From the ESESII Project.

21% to 26% of start-ups in Europe target social, community or environmental goals. Many of them address current challenges with innovate and novel approaches, that can best unfold their full impact…

[Translate to English:] Partnership in Times of COVID-19: Government and Civil Society in Austria

Publication: Partnership in Times of COVID-19: Government and Civil Society in Austria

How did the relation between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and government develop during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, once governments had taken restrictive measures to lock down…

[Translate to English:] Lunch with Impact

Inside Impact invites you to Lunch with Impact: Established Social entrepreneurs about founding and challenges

In cooperation with Social Impact Award, Inside Impact has designed a new format: Lunch with Impact. On selected Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. in March and April 2021, Lunch with Impact seasons your lunch…

[Translate to English:] Krastev Keynote Recording Engelberger

Watch: Is it Tomorrow yet? How the pandemic changes Europe? – Ivan Krastev

On 2 March 2021, CEE expert Ivan Krastev joined us for the online keynote: “Is it Tomorrow yet? How the pandemic changes Europe”. What are the consequences of the pandemic that will set the course of…