Advocacy and Activism are essential aspects of Regional Centre Puducherry's strategy to fulfill its mission objectives. The Centre firmly believes that it is through advocacy and activism a link can be established between the 'research findings' of the Centre and 'public action' within the civil society for achieving social, political, and economic justice enshrined in the Indian Constitution. The Centre would keep a constant vigil over the infringement of human rights and attacks on democratic institutions, particularly the institutions of local governance. Broadly, some of the instruments that the Centre would use for its advocacy and activism are publication of its research findings, policy interventions, workshops, conferences, seminars, lectures, awareness programmes, and public interest litigations
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Regional Centre Puducherry ISS organised:
- Inaugural national seminar on the "Social Science Research Environment in Puducherry: Challenges and the Way Forward", was organised by the Regional Centre Puducherry, ISS in collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad during 19-20 November 2014 in Puducherry.
- A national workshop on "Caste, Hierarchy, and Politics of Exclusion in India: Revisiting Louis Dumont", was organised by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu in collaboration with Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi; French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), Puducherry; Layola Institute of Social Science Training and Research (LISSTAR), Chennai; Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions (IDCR); and Regional Centre Puducherry, Institute of Social Sciences, Puducherry, during 15-16 December 2014 at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
- An ICSSR sponsored national seminar on "Transgender People: Stigma, Violence, and Discrimination", was organised by the Department of History, Tagore Arts College (Government of Puducherry) in collaboration with the Regional Centre Puducherry, Institute of Social Sciences, Puducherry during 29-30 October 2015 in Puducherry.
- A seminar on "Puducherry Economy: Challenges and the Way Forward", was organised during 01-02 September 2016 in Puducherry.