SozialMarie 2019 goes to...

On 1 May, for the 15th time, 15 social innovations have been awarded the SozialMarie at ORF RadioKulturhaus in Vienna. 

The 15 excellent social innovations, that design solutions to urgent societal challgenges, can be found here.

Inherited poverty is still cause for lifelong discrimination. The first prize, endowed with 15,000 euro, went to The Omama Project. Women who live in Roma-settlements receive training in early childhood education methods. Subsequently, as Omamas, they support mothers in the settlements to develop motor and cognitive skills of the small children. Cooperative for the Common Good was delighted about the second prize (10,000 euro). It stands for an alternative economy and offers financial and educational services for the common good. Social Rental Agency – On the Way out of the Housing Crisis in Hungary was honored with the third prize (5,000 euro). The Agency mediates between homeless people and municipal, as well as private apartments and creates affordable tenancy.

15 Years SozialMarie

SozialMarie was awarded for the first time 15 years ago. Watch our 15 Years SozialMarie anniversary film to see what social innovation means for us.

Photos of the Award Ceremony

Photos of the Award Ceremony can be found in our gallery and on our Facebook-page, where we also publish media reports and information on the winning projects. We are happy if you like us on Facebook and YouTube

Patronage

Since 2006, SozialMarie has been working with active honorary patrons who accompany one of their chosen award-winning or, from this year on, nominated projects. Their support is reflected in professional, financial, and public support for the selected project. In 2019, Michael Köhlmeier, one of the most important authors in Austria, and János Czafrangó, Hungarian economist and CSR expert, Petra Hubačová, manager at Business Link in Prague and Sandra Pázmán Tordová, co-founder and editor of Slovak street paper Nota Bene, take over active honorary patronage.

Read more about the winning and nominated projects in our SozialMarie Brochure.

Photos Award Ceremony © Unruhe Privatstiftung, Matthäus Proskawetz

The Omama project
Giving young children living in generational poverty a better chance to succeed in life

1. Prize (€15,000)

Muránska Dlhá Lúka, Kecerovce, Zborov, Slovakia
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Cooperative for the Common Good
Platform for financial services supporting the common good

2. Prize (€10,000)

Vienna, Austria
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Social rental agency - on the way out of housing crisis
Mobile homes and tiny houses

3. Prize (€5,000)

Budapest, Hungary
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Fierce Women
All the Right Cards

€2,000 Prize

Zagreb, Croatia
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Garden of Encounter Traiskirchen
Collective gardening, crafting, socialising & knowledge exchange, textile design without borders.

€2,000 Prize

Traiskirchen, Austria
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Health without barriers
Health information in sign language for deaf people in Vienna

€2,000 Prize

Vienna, Austria
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Teaching Recovery Techniques
Low threshold support for traumatised children and adolescents

€2,000 Prize

Vienna, Austria
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Really Healthy School
We’re encouraging lasting and sustainable change to the way we all think about food, our communities, our environment and our health.

€2,000 Prize

Brno, Czech Republic
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Safe and active ageing
We help seniors to experience their age safely healthy and happily.

€2,000 Prize

Praha, Brno, Pardubice, Hradec Králové, Jihlava, Chrudim, Třebíč, Czech Republic
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Streetwork In Chat
Who Will Catch You When You Fall Through The „Net“?

€2,000 Prize

Plzeň, Czech Republic
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Sustainable development and energy efficiency education with the help of interactive and digital elements
LSS NRGY (LESS ENERGY)

€2,000 Prize

Budapest, Hungary
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Twisted Tales
Educational Toolkit

€2,000 Prize

Murska Sobota, Slovenia
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Uccu Budapest Romani Walking Tours
Uccu Walking Tours

Budapest, Pécs, Hungary
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Yelon
Sexual education program

€2,000 Prize

Budapest, Hungary
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Zagreb 041: Football for All
Broadening scope of integration through football

€2,000 Prize

Zagreb, Croatia
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