Centers Of Social Innovation /
|A center for social innovation is a place where people meet and breed new ways of working and living together.
In 1990 - 1992 , Austrian researcher Josef Hochgerner brought the idea of a center for social innovation to Central Europe. A small group of researchers worked together in Vienna to create an institution that they called from the beginning CSI. The original group, among them Franz Nahrada and Gerhard Berka, succeeded in winning some project support and creating succesful events. After 1997, the group dispersed. One part continued building a large research institution still called the CSI, while others started smaller endavours on their own, one of them being GIVE - Laboratory for Global Villages. Although there are different approaches, it might be interesting to compare the concepts of social innovation.