Instytut Nauk Społeczno-Ekonomicznych Sp. z o. o. [Institute of Social and Economic Research] is a research institution, conducting wide ranging scientific research and advisory activities in Poland and abroad since 2007.
Experience of the Institute guarantee professional and reliable implementation of projects and consulting services. More than 200 organisations of various types have benefitted from the Institute's offer, which is certified by the received testimonials. We work with public sector institutions, NGOs and commercial entities, both from Poland and other countries (e.g. Ireland, Belgium and Austria). We have prepared more than 180 research reports on socio-economic issues, and carried out evaluation studies in over 50 projects. We manage over 50 websites, which we have created for various projects and we have acquired financial resources to implement over 100 projects worth more than 25 million EUR.
Institute of Social and Economic Research has nearly 60 full-time professionals (including 5 PhD's and 6 PhD programme students) of social sciences and economics. Their experience and competence guarantee professional and fair implementation of projects and services. Professors (2) and PhD's (7) with tenures at the University of Łódź sit on the Programme Council of the Institute.
Technical facilities to carry out scientific research and advisory activities of Institute of Social and Economic Research are the rooms with a total floor area of around 700 m2 including a special focus room.
The activity of Institute of Social and Economic Research focuses primarily on:
- preparation of social and economic analyses,
- market research,
- analyses and forecasts of demand for companies,
- tools to optimise marketing mix,
- evaluation of projects,
- acquisition of European funds,
- e-learning solutions,
- dissemination activities
- innovative solutions
- support for the implementation of principles and good practices in the field of sustainable development
Sustainable development which promotes a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy, together with both smart (developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation) and inclusive growth (fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion), are the three mutually reinforced priorities put forward in Europe 2020 strategy, setting out the vision of Europe's social market economy for the 21st century.
Considering challenges mentioned above, Institute of Social and Economic Research – as a responsible business partner – focuses its efforts on implementing the principles of corporate social responsibility and good practices in the field of sustainable development in every area of its wide-ranging activities.
The Institute offers a strong support for the public sector and commercial institutions as well as non-governmental organizations etc. form Poland and abroad in putting into effect solutions of the so-called green economy. This includes i.a.:
- conducting scientific research and studies;
- preparing pre-deployment analyses and reports;
- help in drawing up strategies, plans and programmes;
- information and promotion activities;
all of them tailored to the clients’ needs and expectations, opening up new perspectives and creating chances for their further sustainable and responsible development.
Challenge-based approach implemented by Institute of Social and Economic Research in its activities includes also services related to the issue of broadly understood innovation. Being guided by the idea of building information society and knowledge based economy, the Institute develops innovative products and tools and provides innovative solutions that meet new requirements and anticipate – in a new, but more effective way – existing needs the field of education, labour market, social exclusion etc. By bringing together resources and knowledge across different areas, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities, innovative models elaborated by Institute of Social and Economic Research directly respond to the specificity of any socio-economic problems.
The Institute prepares comprehensive social and economic analyses, tailored to individual needs. We conduct: regional analyses, labour market, education system and public finances analyses, macro-and microeconomic forecasts, analyses of economic trends and microeconomic analyses for companies. Every report and research elaborated in Institute is carried out by highly qualified, experienced group of experts, with professional statistical software (Stata, EViews) and advanced testing methods: econometrics (VaR, cointegration analysis, analysis of panel data) and sociological.
The experience of the Institute of Social and Economic Research gained during the implementation of numerous marketing and social projects guarantees high quality of services in the field of market research:
- in the area of corporate image/brand,
- consumer research, including segmentation research, consumer profiling, satisfaction surveys, and Mystery Shopper type surveys
- development of analyses and forecasts of demand for products/services carried out with advanced econometric models,
- use of econometric modelling to assess the impact of individual elements of the marketing mix on the value of sales or brand awareness.
Institute of Social and Economic Research specialises in reliable and comprehensive evaluation of projects on various topics (labour market, science and education, development of knowledge and personal skills) and of various character (training projects and research, as well as information and promotion) Evaluations prepared in the Institute are carried out by specialists in the field of: sociology, psychology and economics, with the use of various techniques and research methods. That includes: surveys, interactive surveys, free interviews with various degree of standardisation, field observations, case study, examining documents "desk research"). The process of evaluation is always carefully planned and tailored to individual features of the project, which result in accurate, effective and usable reports.
Instytut Nauk Społeczno-Ekonomicznych [Institute of Social and Economic Research] offers comprehensive support for public and private educational, training as well as training and advisory institutions. Using our solutions means the higher effectiveness of projects aimed at improving the quality of education and more efficient management of the institution. The number of organizations, that efficiently implement statutory objectives in cooperation with the Institute growing steadily.
In response to the identified needs of clients, we offer co-operation in preparation as well as implementation different tasks related to:
- creating training and teaching materials,
- developing courses and e-learning lessons,
- developing strategies and programs for educational and training institutions,
- developing training programs and thematic courses (including professional ones),
- in-service teacher and coach training,
- designing programs of internships for young people and adults.
The high efficiency and quality of support provided by the Institute, primarily affects:
- creating solutions tailored to the closely defined needs and characteristic of the client,
- years of experience, proved by effects and numerous references,
- team of consultants and experts in the field of psychology, pedagogy, didactics, methodology and educational law,
- commitment to creating truly effective solutions.
Institute of Social and Economic Research specialises in the development of e-learning courses and supports others in their implementation. Experience of the Institute gained through long-term collaboration with universities and schools at different levels of education, helps to prepare tools and applications suitable for needs of student, teachers and managers. E-learning courses, prepared both in Polish and foreign languages, concern the issues of international marketing, protection of the environment, law, statistics and demographics, management and logistics, and are designed according to the principles of distance teaching methodology using the latest software.
Institute of Social and Economic Research offers comprehensive services for the dissemination of projects, including among others: graphic preparation of materials, typesetting and editing of publications, substantive development of dissemination materials, creating and updating websites, maintaining hotlines, conducting consultations and e-consultations.
Institute of Social and Economic Research
Polskiej Organizacji Wojskowej 17
90-248 Łódź Poland
Tel: +48 42 633 17 99
Fax: +48 42 209 36 85