University of Heidelberg (UHEI), Germany

UHEI LogoThe Centre for Social Investment (CSI) is a central research institute of the University of Heidelberg cooperating with the economics, social science, law and theological faculties and also the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim. The Centre‘s main research topics are social investment and measuring the social impact of investments on welfare, the investigation of civil society and social economy, the analysis of governance in the Third Sector as well as foundation systems and strategies.

In these contexts national, international and comparative research projects are undertaken with special emphasis on the European level. The centre is engaged in four principal, integrated tasks on an ongoing basis: Research, teaching, convening, and outreach and offers multiple ways for discussing and disseminating project results.

For more information: http://www.csi.uni-heidelberg.de

Project Info

Key Stats

  • Project Number: 290771
  • FP7 theme: New innovation processes including Social Innovation (collaborative project)
  • EU Contribution: EUR 2.5 mio. 
  • Project Start: 1 January 2012
  • Project End: 1 January 2015
  • Coordinator: Jeremy Millard, John Rene Keller  Lauritzen

Socio-economic sciences and humanities

Tepsie is part of this (SSH) theme whose overall objectives are :-

  • research activities in the field of socio-economic sciences and humanities; 
  • generating an in-depth, shared understanding of complex and interrelated socio-economic challenges Europe is confronted with in an enlarged EU;
  • the development of an improved knowledge base for policies in all fields concerned.

For more information visit the Europa website

Seventh Framework

FP7 research activities will strengthen Europe’s scientific and technology base and ensure its global leadership in ICT, help drive and stimulate product, service and process innovation and creativity through ICT use and ensure that ICT progress is rapidly transformed into benefits for Europe’s citizens, businesses, industry and governments. For more about FP7

Social Innovation

Read more about Social Innovation on Wikipedia

 

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