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Voluntariness research day - interdisciplinary perspectives, cooperative networking

3. Jun 2024, 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
Research building "Weltbeziehungen", seminar room (ground floor) (C19)
DFG Research Group Voluntariness
Members of the DFG Research Unit Volunteering and Cooperation Partners
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The members of the DFG Research Unit Voluntariness and cooperation partners invite researchers to a Research Day on Voluntariness at the University of Erfurt.

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On June 3, 2024, we invite fellow researchers to discuss voluntariness as focus of their research and compare goals and challenges of their projects. The research day will start at 10 am with a casual welcome into a full-day program, completed by an evening lecture by philosopher Jule Govrin.

In over three years, the Research Unit on Voluntariness has achieved conceptual milestones, completed sub-projects and developed new objectives for phase two. We have also established a wide range of research contacts that extend beyond the group. At a “Research Day Voluntariness”, we would like to connect projects that are or soon will be dedicated to voluntariness as their focal points.

Alongside the presentation of the perspectives of our group, the research day offers space for external colleagues to present their own research questions on the concept and practice of voluntariness. In a mutual discussion, we will compare our approaches to voluntariness, highlight thematic connections between the participating projects and explore synergies.


The Research Day Voluntariness will take place on June 3, 2024 from 10 am in the research building “Weltbeziehungen” on campus at the University of Erfurt.

If you are interested in the full-day program, please register via email ( by May 27, 2024, at the latest.

After discussion rounds and focus group meetings, we will conclude the day with an evening lecture at 6 pm by Jule Govrin (IfS Frankfurt/M.) on the topic “Engagiert und ausgebeutet? Freiwilligkeit zwischen community-kapitalistischer Arbeit und Solidarität als emanzipativer Praxis.” Guests are cordially invited to attend the evening lecture without registration.

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