Links about movements
ArchivesOnderzoekssteunpunt en Databank Intermediaire Structuren (ODIS)
ODIS (Onderzoekssteunpunt en Databank Intermediaire Structuren in Vlaanderen) offers a database consisting of both persons, organizations, other archives, publications, and election results that are related to civil society in Flanders. ODIS is a joint initiative of KADOC, ADVN, AMSAB-Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, and Liberaal Archief.Amsab-Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis
The Amsab-Institute for social history initially gathered archives and documentational materials of the Belgian socialist labour movement, small left-oriented parties, and of persons active in these organizations. Today they have broadened their scope towards issues of grassroots democracy, Third World, human rights, environmental movement, gender, lesbian/gay, migrants, etc.
International datasets (free to use)European Social Survey
The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations. Now in its second round, the survey covers over 20 nations and employs the most rigorous methodologies. It is funded via the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme, with supplementary funds from the European Science Foundation which also sponsored the development of the study over a number of years.EOS Gallup
Miscellaneous10 tips for successful political protest, by Jeff Goodwin
Excellent blog about lots of interesting organizational related, social movement stuff.Interface.net
"A multilingual, open access and global e-journal produced by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers"
Other researchersPippa Norris
Research Group on Collective Action in Europe (Donatella della Porta)
The Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (Lance Bennet)
Social ForaWorld Social Forum
The World Social Forum (WSF) is an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action.European Social Forum
The European Social Forum (ESF) is an open space where civil society groups and movements opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism, but engaged in building a society centered on the human person, come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, to formulate proposals, to share their experiences freely and to network for effective action.Belgian Social Forum