The SozialMarie 2020 has been awarded!

05/01/2020

SozialMarie Award

The SozialMarie 2020 was awarded to 15 excellent social innovations from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Croatia by the international expert jury.

The SozialMarie 2020 was awarded to 15 excellent social innovations from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Croatia by the international expert jury.

This year we hosted an extraordinary virtual Award Ceremony as a livestream on 1 May instead of the public event in the ORF RadioKulturhaus. So for the first time we had unlimited virtual seats and an international audience that did not have to make the trip to Vienna. You can watch the video of the online award ceremony here.

 

Once again we are pleased about outstanding social innovations. Congratulations to the 15 award winning projects!

Main Prizes:

1. Prize (€15,000): Project Home, Slovakia

2. Prize (€10,000): Volkshilfe – Essential Child Support, Austria

3. Prize (€5,000): Print It Yourself!, Hungary

Prizes endowed with €2,000:

(F)Actually – A Myth Busting Website About History, Hungary

Men’s Business, Austria

SozialRechtsNetz, Austria

StoP – Neighbourhoods Without Partner Violence, Austria

Take Home Naloxone (THN) Pilot Project, Austria

The Green Squad, Croatia

Theatre With No Home, Slovakia

Transkript online – The Blind and Visually Impaired in Service for the Deaf, Czech Republic

Trešnjevka Neighbourhood Museum, Croatia

Visits in the Dark, Czech Republic

We Give Nets, Not Fish – but Eggs, Yes!, Hungary

Workshops Against Fear 2.0, Austria

You can also learn more about the prize-winning projects in short info videos, spoken by Stuart Freeman, on our YouTube channel.

 

This year we have five honorary patrons, who will each support one of the nominated or awarded projects for one year. 

Herta Stockbauer is taking on the honorary protection for a nominated project from Austria: Care Leaver MentoringBarbara Erős chooses a nominated project from Hungary for her honorary protection: BanyaerdőPetr Šmíd chooses the honorary protection for a nominated Czech project: Replug meDušan Ondrušek takes over the honorary protection for a Slovakian prize-winning project: Theatre With No HomeNenad Maljković chooses a Croatian nominated project for his protection: Paint it Back. Why they chose these projects is revealed in a video statement. More information about the honorary patronage can be found here: www.sozialmarie.org/en/prize

This year, all 34 nominated projects took part in the public vote for the international Audience Award. The winner is TÁVSZEM – Remote Eye from Hungary, the project receives a financial support of €1,000 for further education and development of its choice.