Project submissions for SozialMarie 2020

A total of 288 projects were submitted for the 16th call for applications for the SozialMarie 2020 Prize for Social Innovation: 101 from Austria, 77 from Hungary, 46 from Croatia, 45 from the Czech Republic and 19 from Slovakia. The evaluation of the submissions has already begun. For more information on the selection procedure visit

Our jury of experts will nominate a maximum of 35 projects for SozialMarie, these will be announced at the beginning of March.

At the beginning of April the audience can decide by online voting which nominated project will win the Audience Award: The project with the most votes will receive a one-time funding of € 1,000 for further development or training purposes of its choice (e.g. further education of the team or the project, coaching or participation in conferences).

On 1 May, 2020, at the public Award Ceremony in the ORF RadioKulturhaus in Vienna, 15 projects will be awarded the SozialMarie. The first three prizes will be endowed with 15,000 Euro, 10,000 Euro and 5,000 Euro, further twelve prizes each with 2,000 Euro. Further information about the SozialMarie Award can be found here. Registrations for the award ceremony are possible from March.