We carry out RESEARCH on a variety of topics related to social innovation, education, (social) entrepreneurship and sustainable development by employing a mix of tools and approaches which usually take the following forms:
State of the art analysis: we analyse the most recent trends, techniques and achievements in a given scientific or professional field.
Training needs analysis: We carry out primary research and provide contextual and cross-country insights about the training and education needs, gaps, expectations, and experiences of a variety of target groups (from children to adults), that can influence the shape of any educational intervention.
Best practice research: We produce case study evidence and best practice analysis that can inform and inspire.
Evaluation and Impact assessment: We carry out evaluation and impact assessment studies of project, programmes and initiatives in the field of education, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Research and policy design: We carry out research that cuts across different disciplines and policies to highlight good practices, analyse implications and support evidence-based policy innovations.
Our work METHODOLOGY employs both qualitative and quantitative tools and it is based upon participatory action research methodologies.
EXAMPLES of our work:
State of the art on Design Thinking and Maker Education: We have provided the theoretical foundations around Design Thinking and Maker Education pedagogies and captured existing formal, informal, non-formal practices, that include a design thinking and/or a maker education approach, for informing the project’s curriculum and training.
Research on the progress of implementing the Small Business Act in Greece, focusing on key performance indicators and national policy developments related to the SBA's 10 policy dimensions.
Field Research on the state of migration in Greece during 2014- 2017.