The 15th call for SozialMarie – Prize for Social Innovation ended on January 22nd, 2019 and addressed excellent projects from all sectors that design and implement socially innovative solutions to societal problems.
In total 224 projects were submitted; 107 from Austria, 44 from Hungary, 32 from Slovakia, 24 from the Czech Republic, 14 from Croatia and 3 from Slovenia. The evaluation of the projects has begun, tension is rising. Our Experts of the Jury will award SozialMarie to 15 excellent social innovations at the public Award Ceremony in Vienna on May 1st, 2019. The first thre prizes are endowed with 15,000 euro, 10,000 euro and 5000 euro, another twelve prizes with 2,000 euro each. You will find more information on the Prize SozialMarie here.
"Social innovation drafts solutions to pressing social challenges. It provides room for new approaches, gives innovative answers and lays news paths. Social innovation either reacts to a new social question or it solves a known problem by a new practice. Action can be taken by the affected social group itself, it must in any case be appropriated and co-implemented by those concerned. In this manner, social innovation creates sustainable, exemplary solutions that inspire others."
A profile of every submitted project will be published on SozialMarie’s database.