Samskabelse mellem det offentlige og civilsamfundet: Co-production between the public sector and civil society

Magnus Bastholm, Mathilde Jepsen, Ida Nielsen, Sally Aune & Kamilla Holm

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper examines ‘Familiementor’ which is an integration and gender equality project, initiated by ‘Frivilligcenter Aarhus’ and co-produced with civil society. The main purpose of the project was to introduce immigrant families to association activities in Denmark in order to create better conditions for integration. To realize this purpose ‘Frivilligcenter Aarhus’ created the formal settings to enable an equal meeting between immigrants and ethnic Danish families. We have examined how co-production between civil society and the public sector affects the process of integration. The analysis of ‘Familiementor’ is based on theory on co-production, Hamburger’s theory on integration and theory on social capital by Putnam. Further on we have analysed whether the public sector used democratic or effective co-production as a management tool in ‘Familiementor’. Based on our analysis of co-production we have examined the advantages and disadvantages of the role of civil society as co-implmentor in ‘Familiementor’. According to Hamburger´s theory on integration we have clarified how civil society and the public sector are co-dependent in resolving the common integration task. Furthermore, we have used Putnam´s theory on social capital to examine how participation in association activities generates trust in society which will contribute to a higher degree of social capital. Finally this paper examines how the degree of co-production influenced the possibility for the project to be embedded in civil society on voluntary base.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2015
VejledereJesper Hansen & Esben Holm Nielsen


  • Samskabelse
  • Co-production