Promoting Public Participation in Sustainable Development through the Efforts of the Third Sector

The aim of the research was to monitor and analyze NGO sustainability initiatives on the national, regional and local level in North-Western Russia, as well as to promote sustainable development in St. Petersburg region using participant observation and sociological intervention techniques. The sociological analysis of the movement towards sustainable development in Russia with an assessment of the role of the Third Sector in this movement was made. Several articles and a practical guide for use by Russian NGOs “Designing Sustainability in Communities” was published.

Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.