SozialMarie reports from home office

For the 16th time, SozialMarie – Prize for Social Innovation will be awarded to 15 outstanding projects on May 1. From almost 300 submissions, the expert jury nominated 34 projects from Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovakia for SozialMarie.

The nominations for SozialMarie 2020:

Congratulations to the nominated projects! This year, these projects are most concerned with challenges in the areas of education, diversity, and social and health care. Let us inspire you!


Award Ceremony

SozialMarie reports from home office: We also practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the corona virus and therefore have to cancel our award ceremony on May 1 at the ORF RadioKulturhaus in Vienna with a heavy heart.

But the prizes will still be awarded on May 1. On this day you will find out in a short video which 15 projects out of this year's 34 nominations will be awarded with the SozialMarie.  

On May 1 from 6:00 p.m. on and you can see which social innovations were awarded by our international jury. 


Audience Award

In order to shorten the waiting time until the award ceremony, SozialMarie offers an international Audience Award for the first time. In mid-April, an international audience decides by means of online voting which nominated project will receive financial support for educational and developmental purposes in the amount of €1,000. The Audience Award is independent of the 15 jury prizes.