Nordic Civicness Revisited in the Age of Association

Nordic Civicness Revisited in the Age of Association

November 23-25, 2006, Tallinn University

Organized by the Centre for Civil Society Study and Development (KUAK) at Tallinn University in collaboration with the Network on European Voluntary Associations


Thursday, November 23

(Tallinn University, Main Building, Uus-Sadama 5, room 648)

13.00 Opening words by Mats Estonius (Vice-Rector of the University of Tallinn), Erle Rikmann (KUAK, Tallinn) and Henrik Stenius (University of Helsinki)

13.20-18.30 Panel sessions

Panel 1: Civil societies in national contexts (room 648)
Chair: Karl Henrik Sivesind (Institute for Social Research, Oslo)

Panel 2: Transnationalization of Civil Societies (room 649)
Chair: Henrik Stenius (University of Helsinki)

Friday, November 24

(Academic Library of Tallinn University, Rävala Avenue 10)

Keynote lectures
Chair: Risto Alapuro (University of Helsinki)

  • 9.45-10.30 Karla W. Simon (Catholic University of America): A Legal History of the Association Form in Europe
  • 10.30-11.15 Mikko Lagerspetz (Åbo Akademi University, Turku and KUAK, Tallinn): State and Civil Society Relations in Estonia
  • 11.45-12.30 Norbert Götz (University of Greifswald): Non-Governmental Organizations: Why a Conceptual Non-Starter Gained Currency

14.00-15.30 Panel
Chair: Sidsel Eriksen (University of Copenhagen)

16.00-18.00 Panel

Chair: Erle Rikmann (KUAK)