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Blackbox voluntary engagement – Project ATLAS-ENGAGE at ZEFFF

News from Dec 13, 2022

Sara Merkes and Theresa Zimmermann presented findings from the project ATLAS-ENGAGE at the conference "Civil Society Engagement and Volunteer Services in the Focus of Research" (Zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement und Freiwilligendienste im Fokus der Forschung, ZEFFF) from 08.-09.12.2022 in Düsseldorf.

In their presentation "Blackbox Voluntary Engagement in Disasters? A Typology of Diverse Civil Society Involvement in Civil Protection Contexts", they addressed the diversification of forms of engagement in disaster relief and argued that a differentiated view along characteristics of engagement can help to identify processes of change and to improve interfaces between volunteers and authorities and organizations with security tasks (BOS) and to avoid conflicts. Based on a meta analysis of research projects and practical approaches, they presented the draft of a typology of forms of engagement.

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