EU Social Innovation Competition


European Social Innovation Competition

Launched in memory of social innovation pioneer Diogo Vasconcelos, the European Social Innovation Competition is a Competition run by the European Commission, with the support from the EIC across all EU Member States and Horizon Europe associated countries. Each year, three €50,000 prizes are awarded by the European Commission for the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better.

The European Social Innovation Competition is supported of a consortium of organisations from across Europe. The consortium is led by Nesta Challenges and includes Euclid NetworkGOPA Com. and Ashoka Spain.

The Competition launched in 2013 and acts as a beacon for social innovators across Europe, employing a proven methodology for supporting early-stage ideas and facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping our society for the better. Each year the Competition addresses a different issue facing Europe.

We are currently involved in providing coaching and support for successful competitors at the semi-final stages. Specifically, we are working with Generation Success, a London based non-profit working with young people and that’s aim is to be ‘…an inspiring network that advances social mobility by empowering young people of diversity to reach their career aspirations’.