The European Social Innovation Impact Prize 2022 aims at recognising the efforts made by the semi-finalists of the European Social innovation competition – the Challenge Prize 2021 edition. The European Innovation Council (EIC) supports the Prize under European innovation ecosystems (Pillar III) of the Horizon Europe Work Programme.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said:
The European Social Innovation Impact Prize 2022 is an excellent example of caring about EU beneficiaries and their results. The success of their projects is our success! I am curious to discover how original ideas have evolved into robust projects, showcasing the best impact methodology, and demonstrating the best results among 2021 semi-finalists.
The EUSIC Challenge Prize 2021 focused on “the skills for tomorrow”. The Competition looked for scalable social innovations that would contribute to job creation, growth and European competitiveness by helping people, businesses and industries identify, develop and strengthen the skills that would power the European economy’s green and digital future.
Semi-Finalists of the 2021 edition are now invited to submit an impact report with their application, which will show the progress of the projects presented at the European Social innovation competition 2021. Based on the impact reports received, the jury will award the 1st ranked winner with the Impact Prize worth €50,000.
In order to be eligible, the applicant must be:
- one of the 27 semi-finalists of the European Social Innovation Competition – the Challenge Prize 2021 edition.
- located in one of the Member States or Associated Countries.
Winners of the Social Innovation Competition - the Challenge Prize 2021 are not eligible. Applicants that have already received an EU or Euratom prize cannot receive a second prize for the same activities.
All applicants must register in the Participant Register — before the call deadline — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation).
The Competition is open for applications until 24 May 2022 (17:00:00 CET).
- Publication date
- 12 April 2022