Dr. Sotiris Themistokleous is the Director of Strategic Development of the Center for Social Innovation (CSI). Sotiris has a long standing experience of more than 15 years in social innovation, vocational training, lifelong learning, educational policy reform social justice, empowerment, and civic participation. Currently at CSI, he leads a team of experts in designing, developing and implementing research and projects on addressing social challenges through social innovation. He is also providing consultation to a series of social enterprises at national and European level, on how to evolve and empower their presence in the society and the market. He has published articles and book chapters and presented a series of papers at international conferences on Social Innovation, Social Economy and Integration, Education, and Sustainable Development.