European Social Innovation Competition

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Launched in memory of social innovation pioneer Diogo Vasconcelos, the European Social Innovation Competition is a challenge prize run by the European Commission across all EU member states and Horizon 2020 associated countries. Now in its 7th year, the Competition acts as a beacon for social innovators in Europe, employing a proven methodology for supporting early-stage ideas and facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping society for the better.

Each year the Competition is based around a different issue. In 2019, the theme is: “Challenging Plastic Waste”. This year, we received 543 applications and, following a review by our network of experts and the Jury, 30 Semi-Finalists were selected to take part in the Social Innovation Academy – one of whom is our company.