Applications for the European Social Innovation Competition are open

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.03.01
Applications for the European Social Innovation Competition are open
  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp
  • Print

Applications for the 2016 European Social Innovation Competition are open. This year's edition focuses on refugees and migrants, and encourages applications led by or co-created with one or both target groups. Under the theme "Integrated Futures", the European Commission is looking for innovations in products, technologies, services and models that can support the integration of refugees and migrants.

Innovations can relate to any aspect of the reception and integration process including, but not limited to, ideas around:
• education and skills development;
• employment and entrepreneurship;
• access to appropriate housing and health services;
• safety and human rights;
• community cohesion and cultural diversity.

The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations across the European Union and in countries participating in the European Horizon 2020 programme. It is divided in 2 phases:
1. Out of the total of entries received, 30 semi-finalists are to be selected to receive mentoring support to further progress their ideas. They will be invited to take part in the Social Innovation Academy, and to network with other European organisations and potential partners in their field of activity.
2. Out of the 30 semi-finalists, 10 finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony where the 3 final winners will receive a prize of €50,000 each.

Application is possible until 8 April 2016.

Published in Social enterprises.
Related:
  • Loans at a reduced interest rate for social enterprises

    First social finance transaction in Italy to provide €50million for social enterprises. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banca Etica (BE) have signed the first Social Entrepreneurship guarantee agreement in Italy under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). This new guarantee agreement allows BE to provide a Read More.

  • Architects against social inequalities at the Venice Biennale

    Architects at the Venice Biennale this year wanted to stress their ability to face the challenges of inequality and poverty in the world. Many projects that focus on simple and ecological solution against the imbalances of the planet. With the title "Live from the front", the 15th edition h 88 Read More.

  • How many social enterprises are there in Italy?

    Social enterprises active in Italy are 56,650; 36% of which are run by women. Their number increased by 4.2% in one year and 12.8% compared to four years ago. The total number of employees amounts to over 682,000. The first city in this country as far asthe number of these Read More.

  • Professionals the non-profit sector needs most

    Professional teachers, social and health workers, social media and intercultural technicians, psychologists and social support assistants are the professionals most sought by the Italian non-profit sector. As regards geographic distribution, there is most need for the intellectual, scientific and highly specialised workers, especially in Lombardy (25.3%), Veneto (12.4%), Puglia (7.6%) Read More.

  • An ethical search engine to rival Google

    Lilo is an ethical search engine that is competing with IT giants. Every time you use Google or Yahoo you are exposed to advertising, from which the tech giants earn an average of €30 a day per user. Lilo, however, finances social projects simply by browsing. Each time you search, Read More.

  • Taste of success for France’s social economy

    In 2012, the four families of the French social economy employed 2.3 million people. The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) has announced, by publishing an analysis on the economic importance of the single members of social economy, which generate an added value of 90 billion euro, mainly from Read More.