ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION GmbH
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The Centre for Social Innovation Gmbh (ZSI) is a scientific not-for-profit institute, established 1990 as a private association under Austrian law. The ZSI deploys socio-scientific research, education, advisory and networking services to reduce the gap between social needs and potentials of the knowledge based information society. Work is organised and financed project by project. Scientific expertise of the 55+ employees encompass labour market policy, governance and partnerships, learning models, migration research, technology enhanced learning and other IT applications, European Research and Technology Development (RTD), knowledge economics, technology assessment and impact analysis. It is a self-contained, politically independent scientific institution, asserting leadership in Europe to advance social innovation and foster an open and solidly united society. One of the key activities of the ZSI is to facilitate social, cultural and economic integration in Europe by means of scientific competence and support of relevant practices.
The ZSI-staff intended to work on this project has high experience in research, networking, development and organisation of events, as well as in the topics diversity, migration and ageing society.
Experience in area of diversity management
The experts of "Work and Equal Opportunities" (A & C), develop and implement social innovations by means of research, networking and policy advice. A&C projects focus among others on 1) the configuration of labour markets, innovative employment policies and new forms of work; and 2) the consequences and results of international migration, ethnic economies, diversity management, gender equality, ageing society and other issues of social integration versus exclusion. Our broadly skilled experts develop and convert innovative ideas into forward-looking products, such as projects, studies and services, by using multi-disciplinary approaches.
The experts of “Technology and Knoweldge (T&W)” develop and implement projects in the field of technology enhanced learning, such as workplace learning and others. In the domain of ageing workforce, T&W coordinated and conducted various projects, such as: i)Socio-technical innovations, particularly for education and professional training, ii) Social scientific research and interdisciplinary studies on the development, diffusion and results of technology, iii) Feasibility studies and policy recommendations to support the sustainability of innovation centres and policies for education and knowledge management, iv) Operation of thematic networks under consideration of virtual platforms, v)Studies and policy advice on education policy, technology and knowledge development, generation and exploitation of knowledge, and more.