Center for Social Innovation
Dr Sotiris Themistokleous

The Center for Social Innovation is formed by a team of professionals with over 50 years of collective experiences in the fields of Education, System Rationalization, Information & Communications Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Global Health Process – Life Sciences, Business Forensic Intervention, Youth Development & Motivation, and Resource Realignment with Goals and Objectives.

Members of their Founding Team worked in three continents and collaborated with organizations and individuals from various countries. They also worked in the Equity Capital and Venture Capital fields through which they made significant contributions in the development of a number of businesses in various fields. They bring all these experiences to the support the identification of systemic problems and to the development and implementation of smart and sustainable solutions to difficult social problems.

The Center's team is focusing on developing and introducing disruptive solutions to systemic social, education and economic problems. The disruptive solutions to the systemic problems that they identify are developed through various layers of interaction with stakeholders. The interaction at the stakeholder layer is achieved through brainstorming, field research and focus groups and at the scientific level is done through literature and scientific research reviews. Their purpose is to systematically and systemically interfere in the social fabric to allow, encourage and facilitate a better quality of life for as many people as possible. They believe that Quality of Life improves when the process of Social Innovation is leveraged to attain Social Justice, to solve Systemic Problems and develop solutions that may provide opportunities for individuals and organizations.

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Lab Leader:
Dr Sotiris Themistokleous
Dr. Sotiris Themistokleous is the Director of Strategic Development of the Center for Social Innovation (CSI). He holds a BA in International Relations and History from the American College of Thessaloniki, an MSc in Global Politics from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a PhD in Education from the University of Nicosia. He has been involved in more than 80 projects as a researcher and a project manager. He was awarded and managed projects from a wide range of funding agencies such as the EuropeAid, EU Solidarity Funds, Rights-Equality-Citizenship, EU Lifelong Learning Programs, EU Home Affairs, ERASMUS+, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, Fundamental Rights Association and other additional public and private agencies. He is managing research and projects on social innovation, social justice and empowerment, vocational training, lifelong learning, educational policy reform and civic participation. He has published articles and book chapters and presented a series of papers at international conferences on Social Innovation and Education, Sustainable Development, Democratization, Gender, Migration, Social and Economic Integration, and Civil Society. Also, he drafted a number of technical and evaluation reports for professional and organizational development for various institutions at national and international level.