The role of the civil sector in contribution to social well-being and in shaping active citizenship

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Nárai, Márta
Reisinger, Adrienn
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Nowadays social and economic issues can have unfavourable consequences; social problems both at the global and local level are outstanding and it is essential to find solutions because of the efficient functioning of the economy and the society. Also, state and for-profit actors can take part in solving these problems, but there are lots of services which can be provided only by civil organizations. The first part of the paper presents the concept of civil organizations and current issues of them in Hungary. After that, it describes the way of their contribution to the active citizenship and to social well-being based on theoretical and empirical background. We made a questionnaire research in 2013 among civil organizations at the regional level in Hungary; we would like to show the main results of it. This paper presents a review of the main participatory forms of the organizations through which they can contribute to the improvement of the services and to the expanding of the supply. An important message of the paper is that civil organizations cannot operate without active citizens, our study will also show the methods how civil organizations can contribute to the active citizenship and what kind of elements and barriers have this process. This paper can add to the literature of the civil organizations and can be useful both for policy makers, researchers and citizens.
civil szervezetek , civil társadalom
Sebastian, A. Văduva; Randolph, Wilt; Ioan, Fotea; Lois, P Văduva (szerk.) Civil Society: The Engine for Economic and Social Well-Being : The 2017 Griffiths School of Management and IT Annual Conference on Business, Entrepreneurship and Ethics (GMSAC) Cham (Svájc), Svájc : Springer, (2019) pp. 101-118. (Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, ISSN 2198-7246) (ISBN 978-3-319-89871-1)