Fields of activities:
|» Economics |
» Political science
|» Sociology |
Brief description of your activity focus
EKAI Center is a research institute of public policies in a general and the social economy and cooperativism in particular.
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
EKAI Center has an expertise regarding the research fields of social economic public policies. We have numerous
publications on policies related to cooperatives and social economy and economic policy and industrial policy in
general. Some of the projects that we are currently developing within these fields we are:
- Business Cooperation and Cooperative Groups in Economic Policy
- The Social Enterprise
- The Fight against Poverty in the EU 2020 Strategy;
- EU 2020 Strategy:
- Non-Voting Capital Instruments;
We also cover the innovation policy at the regional level and have a couple of publications in that filed.
At the local level, we have developed different research projects for the improvement of the public services at
this level that are currently putting into practice in different local administrations in Gipuzkoa, Spain. Our
research work Cooperativization of the Public Services of the Local Administrations and a Study about the
Management of the Public Services in the Valley Urola Garaia:are a example of that. The last one is a review of
the management of the public services, their quality, the policies of employment and industrial development and
retention of public spending in the city halls of Urretxu, Legazpi, Zumárraga and Ezkio-Itsaso of the Valley Garaia
Urola in Gipuzkoa, Spain.