The SIIS Research and Documentation Centre, San Sebastián (Spain) was created in 1972 in response to a significant deficit of existing scientific-technical information in the social sector. Since its foundation, SIIS has played a leading role in the development of social policies in the Basque Country. From its documentation centre to its think tanks , the SIIS has evolved to a tool for improving social inclusion policies, social services organisation and practice of social services professionals.

Main Areas of Work

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Gender equality
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty
  • Foster care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Research and development
  • Consulting services and specialised studies for local governments regarding elderly facilities
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
SIIS Research and Documentation Centre