The Institute of Social Innovation is one of only a handful of consultancy (companies) specializing in the fields of Employment and Social Protection, which recognizes and researches the important role of questions of Social policy, combining a scientific approach with international experience, all the while ensuring close relations with leading academics and consultancy bodies throughout Europe and America.
The activities of the Institute focus on the provision of consultative support services, as well as the elaboration of studies and carrying out of research in the fields of:
- Social protection (security, welfare, health)
- Industrial relations
- Business research
- Applied Social Policy (Education, Training, Employment)
- Regional development
- International Development Cooperation
The specific goals of the Institute of Social Innovation include :
- The provision of all kinds of documentation services, consultancy or research based, on the subjects of Education, Training, Employment, Health, Social Security, Welfare, Urban and Regional Development.
- The elaboration, implementation and assessment of programmes of basic and applied research in the abovementioned fields.
- The provision of complete consultancy services to enterprises for the planning and administration of insurance and other benefits to their staff.
- The planning and development of systems of evaluation for actions in the field of Human Resources and Social Protection.
- The development of innovative programmes on behalf of private and voluntary entities.
The Institute of Social Innovation is a member association and the only Greek representative of the International Benefits Network (http://intlben.com/), the most widely recognized and scientifically respected international network of consultancies in Industrial Relations, Social Security, and Employee Benefits, which counts amongst its clients international organizations and some of the biggest multinational companies. The Institute has also developed broad cooperation with top scientific and academic actors in the field of Social Policy from many European countries, thus ensuring immediate and ongoing contact with scientific developments and dialogue in fields relative to its activities.