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Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change

Objective

SI-DRIVE extends knowledge about social innovation (SI) in three major directions:
- Integrating theories and research methodologies to advance understanding of SI leading to a comprehensive new paradigm of innovation.
- Undertaking European and global mapping of SI, thereby addressing different social, economic, cultural, historical and religious contexts in eight major world regions.
- Ensuring relevance for policy makers and practitioners through in-depth analyses and case studies in seven policy fields, with cross European and world region comparisons, foresight and policy round tables.
SI-DRIVE involves 15 partners from 12 EU Member States and 10 from other parts of the world. The approach adopted carefully interlinks the research process to both the complexity of the topic and the project workflow. First, cyclical iteration between theory development, methodological improvements, and policy recommendations. Second, two mapping exercises at European and global level. Initial mapping will capture basic information about 1000+ actual successful and failed social innovations from a wide variety of sources worldwide, leading to a typology of SI (testing the SI perspectives proposed by the BEPA report) and using this to examine the global SI distribution. Subsequent mapping will use the typology to focus on well documented SI, leading to the selection of 10 cases each for in-depth analysis in the seven SI-DRIVE Policy Fields. Third, these case studies will be further analysed, used in stakeholder dialogues in 7 policy field platforms and in analysis of cross-cutting dimensions (e.g. gender, diversity, ICT), carefully taking into account cross-sector relevance (private, public, civil sectors), and future impact.
The outcomes of SI-DRIVE will address all objectives required by the Call, cover a broad range of research dimensions, impacting particularly in terms of changing society and empowerment, and contributing to the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 901 174
Administrative Contact
Esther Rahma (Ms.)

Participants (28)

WESTFALISCHE HOCHSCHULE GELSENKIRCHEN, BOCHOLT, RECKLINGHAUSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 467 822
Address
Neidenburger Strasse 43
45897 Gelsenkirchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronika Twardowski (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 702 334
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Steven Dhondt (Prof.)
THE YOUNG FOUNDATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 314 328
Address
Victoria Park Square 18
E2 9PF London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Victoria Boelman (Mrs.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 329 117,32
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)
ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Michalek (Mr.)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 470 159
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matthias Weber (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 107 320
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María López Belloso (Ms.)
LABORATORIJ ZA DRUSTVENE INOVACIJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 114 820
Address
Lijesce 35
10040 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirna Karzen (Mrs.)
APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 72 007
Address
Alexander Zhendov Street 5
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zoya Damianova (Ms.)
FORENINGEN IKED
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 146 715
Address
Skeppsgatan 19
201 22 Malmo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Andersson (Prof.)
KAZIMIERO SIMONAVICIAUS UNIVERSITETAS UAB
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 68 500
Address
Dariaus Ir Gireno G 21
02189 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Darius Verbyla (Mr.)
LAMA DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION AGENCY SOCIETA COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 51 690
Address
Via V Panciatichi Ed F 10-14
50127 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Como (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA DANUBIUS DIN GALATI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 42 394
Address
Bulevard Galati 3
800654 Galati
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Viorel Ariton (Prof.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 72 270
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sencer Ecer (Dr.)
HELIOPOLIS UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 83 920
Address
Cairo Belbeis Desert Road 3
11361 Cairo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kyriaki Papageorgiou (Dr.)
VOLOGODSKIY SCIENTIFIC CENTER OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 28 759
Address
Gorkogo St 56A
160000 Vologda
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olga Nikolayevna Popova (Ms.)
Zhejiang University
China
EU contribution
€ 105 720
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ka Lin (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 59 768
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
François Bonnici (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Chile
EU contribution
€ 97 063,20
Address
Av Dag Hammarskjold 3477
Santiago De Chile
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Elisa Bernal (Ms.)
AGENCIA NACIONAL PARA LA SUPERACION DE LA POBREZA EXTREMA

Participation ended

Colombia
Address
Carrera 13 60-67
Bogota
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Natalia Leal Puentes (Ms.)
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
India
EU contribution
€ 21 400
Address
V.n.purav Marg, Deonar
400088 Mumbai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Swati Banerjee (Prof.)
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS LIMITED
Australia
Address
University Of Sydney
2006 Sydney
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lynne Johnston (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A MONTREAL*UQAM
Canada
Address
Centre Ville Station
H3C 3P8 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denis Harrison (Prof.)
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE D'ASSOCIATIONS NATIONALES TRAVAILLANT AVEC LES SANS-ABRI AISBL

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Louvain 194
1210 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Frederik Spinnewijn (Mr.)
CORPORACION SOMOS MAS
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 35 522
Address
Carrera 48 91 27
11001 Bogota Dc
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Carol Iveth Mondragón Sierra (Ms.)
RYERSON UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
Victoria Street 350
M5B 2K3 Toronto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Macinnis (Ms.)
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 478 151
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anette Scoppetta (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 101 695,68
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helene Pierson (Ms.)