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Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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The SI-Drive project aims to build on the work already done by social innovation theorists to further explore the relationship between social innovation and social change. The project maps social innovation across the globe, addressing different social, economic, cultural, historical and religious contexts in eight major world regions. Finally, the project is completing in-depth analyses and case studies in seven policy fields.

SI-Drive involves 15 partners from 12 EU member states and ten from other parts of the world and consists of eleven focus areas. These are:

  1. Theoretical Framework
  2. Methodology
  3. European and Global Mapping
  4. Education
  5. Employment
  6. Environment
  7. Energy Supply
  8. Transport and Mobility
  9. Health and Social Care
  10. Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development
  11. Foresight and Poverty Recommendations

The Bertha Centre is involved in the work looking at social innovation in relation to Health and Social Care and Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development, as well as contributing to the theoretical work and global mapping. Please find more here.


For more information on the Bertha Centre's involvement in the SI-Drive project, please contact Bev Meldrum on
+27 (0)79 150 1020 or via email on