First of all, ESSI has been created and developed as what we have come to call a School of Thought. This page is the place where scientific institutions and individuals, members of ESSI, dealing with social innovation research, education and training, present their publications. Here you find presentations, research papers, articles, and books, 

Reviews and journals on social innovation linked to ESSI


edited by

  • Alfonso Unceta (University of the Basque Country) and
  • Álvaro Luna (Sinnergiak Social Innovation, San Sebastián)

EPSIR, an open access review, publishes theoretical and empirical articles, case studies and provocative papers to disseminate knowledge, practice and experiences in the social innovation field.

Editorial Board

Sharam Alijani – NEOMA Business School, France
Andrea Bassi – Università di Bologna, Italy
Steven Dhondt – TNO, The Netherlands and University of Leuven, Belgium
Josef Hochgerner – Center for Social Innovation, Austria
Francesca Rizzo – Department of Architecture and Territorial Planning, University of Bologna, Italy
Julia Wittmayer – Dutch Research Institute of Transitions (DRIFT), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Editorial office: Roberto Feltrero

Founder and publisher – Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science “Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences“ (VolSC RAS).

The journal “Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast” was founded in 2008. Publication frequency since 2011 – once every two months (six times a year). The English version of the Journal has been published since 2009. It is registered with the ISSN International Center (number 2307-0331). The ISSN for the English online version of the Journal is 2312-9824.

The Journal publishes articles devoted to the analysis and forecast of changes in the economy and social sphere in different countries, regions, and local areas. The main purpose of the Journal is to provide the scientific community and practitioners with an opportunity to review the research findings in the sphere of scientific support of the economy of territories, and to participate in the discussion of these issues.

Today the journal is among the ten best scientific periodicals on social and economic topics in Russia. The journal has well-established distribution channels abroad; in particular, all its issues are regularly sent to the German National Library of Economics and the U.S. Library of Congress, the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris, the Academy of Social Sciences of Jiangxi province in China, etc. All this makes it possible to convey the research results presented on the Journal pages to a wide international audience.

Coverage and indexing of the Journal in Russian and foreign databases

The Journal is covered in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). Further information is available here.

The editorial board of the journal “Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast” includes 26 authoritative Russian and foreign scientists,

Address of the founder, publisher and printing office: ISEDT RAS, 56A, Gorky Street, Vologda, 160014, Russian Federation. Phone: 8 (8172) 59-78-03, fax: 8 (8172) 59-78-02, E-mail: