Gather your team and get ready for the
Ultimate Dodgeball Social Innovation Tournament!
In 2012, the European Investment Bank put together the first Social Innovation Tournament as the flagship initiative of the Social Programme, and now it’s back for a second year. The tournament is about promoting the generation of innovative ideas and identifying as well as rewarding what promises substantial societal benefits.
They are mainly looking for non-for-profit and for-profit organizations including social enterprises, corporate responsibility departments of private sector companies of any size, NGOs, government or local government entities, and university communities to participate.
What they are hoping participants will target is the creation of social value in relation to fighting against social exclusion, whether in education, healthcare, or urban environment. However, what’s different this year is the inclusion of a Special Category Prize that specifically looks for projects in natural and urban environment. The Special Category Prize will focus on a different field each year.
So what are the prizes? There will be a total of three winners. The General Category 1st and 2nd Prize will be €25,000 and €10,000 respectively. The Special Category Prize will be €25,000. Up to two projects, not necessarily the winners, may also receive subsequent coaching and mentoring services.
The tournament is open to individuals or teams from or residing in member states of the EU, candidate and potential candidate countries of the EU, and the EFTA countries that submit proposals to be implemented in one or more such countries.
Applicants have until May 15, 2013 to submit proposals. Then selected finalists will present their proposals at the final event in Budapest, Hungary on October 17, 2013.
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