The Western World is heading towards a crisis in of its foundations and principals: its identity and social values, the unbalance of the Welfare system, immigration, populism, system gaps, contradictory policies and failures of community integration.
OSI seeks to research the idiosyncrasy of what is to be an Occidental citizen, an Occidental State and an Occidental Society in the actual global context; who we are, where are we going, which are our common roots and how to confront the real challenges that we are facing.
We believe that the solution to this conflict is to understand the roots of all vectors, analyzing the set of circumstances that affect the communities and its interactions, to have a complete perspective of their roles in our contemporary society, and to organize and plan of effective policies of understanding between the different social groups.
OSI is the first center of studies within the Western Society that intends to research the Western roots, the complementarities and synergies with other cultures inside and outside Westernity, as well as the incidence in the global policies and models of governance, defining a clear picture of what the concept of Westernity involves; what is to be an Occidental Society and what is to be a Western citizen, the implications for our own future and its interaction with other outside societies.
OSI intends to add a valor to our own Western societies and to other cultures that want to explore the convergence within our system, to help to understand the internal communication between different communities inside western world and outside itself through a development of skills relating to cultural consciousness.
OSI offers counseling about the concept of macroeconomic adaptation and sociocultural policies that new trends in the Western World demand, helping the business world, educational system, international institutions and the world of Higher Education to understand integration inside and outside the Western World.
OSI looks for obtaining a better understanding of the meaning of being Western through sociological research and in collaboration with other international collaborators and institutions, helping to promote these values through our democratic system and foreign policies.