Center for Social Innovation - CSI

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organization which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional and global contexts. CSI belief, is that the four pillars of Social Interaction, Education, Development and Economic Rationalization coupled with fundamentally sound and sustainable solutions as well as disruption to streamlined solutions to systemic social problems can lead to creative solutions that impact significant change to the social fabric of every society. CSI is working closely to address market, social, economic and education challenges with governments, local administrative agencies, non for profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. We identify and address systemic challenges through evidence based research, state of the art investigation of global, national, regional and local solutions, developing solutions by taking into consideration the local ecosystem, cultural dynamics, meet the stakeholders needs and implementing those solutions as we keep constant vigilance to ensure continual feedback loop and adjustments. The feedback mechanisms and processes we employ allow us certainty in keeping in touch with our stakeholders and continually update our social solutions proposition. CSI team is composed of more than 30 open-minded, fully equipped researchers, educators, trainers, social entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers and Information Technology Developers. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives and project and provide for sustainable growth, based on its extensive expertise in successfully completing more than 100 funded projects. CSI is focus in the improvement of the Quality of Life for all and leverages Social Innovation to attain Social Justice, to solve Systemic Challenges and develop solutions that may provide opportunities for individuals and organizations.

About us

CountryCyprus
Type of collaborationPotential partner
Contact person:Sotiris Themistokleous
E-mail addresssotiris@csicy.com
Type of organisation:Research Institute
 
Education level:ISCED 1: Primary education
ISCED 2: Lower secondary education
ISCED 3: Upper secondary education
ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education
ISCED 5: Short-cycle tertiary education
ISCED 6: Bachelor's or equivalent level
ISCED 7: Master's or equivalent level
ISCED 8: Doctoral or equivalent level
Sector of expertise:Administrative and support service activities
Arts, entertainment and recreation
Culture/Creative industries
Education
Financial and insurance activities
Financial intermediation
Health and Social Work
Current level of involvement in Vocational Excellence:We run more than 100 VET initiatives via various medius and for various target groups.
Existing activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
C&P: Business incubators & Entrepreneurship
C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Innovation hubs & applied research
C&P: International VET campus/academies
C&P: Knowledge creation and dissemination
C&P: Skills competitions
C&P: VET attractiveness campaigns
C&P: VET Internationalization strategies
G&F: Attracting foreign investment to region
G&F: Bringing together all relevant stakeholders
G&F: Co-creating skills ecosystems
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
G&F: National and regional Skills governance systems
G&F: Sustainable financial models
T&L: Feedback loops and graduate tracking
T&L: Guidance and validation
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative curricula
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Life Long Learning continuum, Initial and continuing VET
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Quality assurance
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Envisioned activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
C&P: Business incubators & Entrepreneurship
C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Innovation hubs & applied research
C&P: International VET campus/academies
C&P: Knowledge creation and dissemination
C&P: Skills competitions
C&P: VET attractiveness campaigns
C&P: VET Internationalization strategies
G&F: Attracting foreign investment to region
G&F: Bringing together all relevant stakeholders
G&F: Co-creating skills ecosystems
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
G&F: National and regional Skills governance systems
G&F: Sustainable financial models
T&L: Feedback loops and graduate tracking
T&L: Guidance and validation
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative curricula
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Life Long Learning continuum, Initial and continuing VET
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Quality assurance
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Type of partner(s) wanted:Chamber
Company
Development Agency
Innovation Agency
National Authority
Professional/ sector association
Public/Private Employment Service
Regional Authority
Research Institute
Sector Skills Council
Social partner
Tertiary education
VET provider
Priority countries for cooperation:Afghanistan
Åland Islands
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Bouvet Island
Brazil
British Indian Ocean Territory
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czechia
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Holy See
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Macedonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine, State of
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Réunion
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan, Province of China
Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States Minor Outlying Islands
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Viet Nam
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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