In the 2015 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition has the European Commission selected 30 semi-finalists from 1408 applicants across Europe.
Our entry of project Land Sharing is one of 30 selected semi-finalists.
Based around the theme ‘New Ways to Grow’ the competition aims to support individuals and organizations with entrepreneurial, game changing ideas for social innovation projects. The judges select entries with the greatest potential to increase growth and sustain financial value, as well as ensure social progress for citizens, government and enterprises. At the top of the agenda were ideas to promote inclusion, education and youth, employment, health and ageing, climate change, food waste and the environment.
Semi-finalists compete for one of the three prizes of €50,000 which will be awarded by the European Commission in November 2015. But this competition is not just about prizes, it provides mentoring support, networking opportunities and visibility to great ideas.
All semi-finalists will receive tailored mentoring and support to give them the best possible chance in the Competition and beyond. The social innovation academy is to be held from 7 to 9 September in Vienna at the Magdas Hotel. The Magdas Hotel was a finalist from the first ever Competition in 2013. It provides employment opportunities to refugees and asylum seekers in Austria.
Press release of our project Land sharing. Land Sharing, Institute InTeRCeR – European Social Innovation Competition 2015
Final evaluation of project: notification-landsharing-14-10-2016-1