At the launch event we will announce the theme for this year and officially open the competition to entries. Join us at this event in Ljubljana and register here for your free ticket.
Each year, the ++European Social Innovation CompetitionThe European Social Innovation Competition is an initiative of the DG Growth of the European Commission, and is organised by Nesta, Kennisland, Ashoka, ENoLL and Scholz & Friends. The competition promotes and supports social innovation in Europe and provides a platform for leading European innovators to support new initiatives, help them develop further and to learn from each other. Read this post about last year’s winners. offers four prizes of € 50,000 each for the best ideas to tackle a social problem faced by communities across Europe. The launch event will kick off the competition by showcasing social innovation projects in Ljubljana and act as a forum to discuss the major issues around this year’s chosen topic. We’re bringing together Europe’s brightest innovators, entrepreneurs and policymakers for an afternoon of networking and talks on social innovation in Europe and Ljubljana in particular.
Join us at the event to hear from previous Competition winners sharing their experience and from experts discussing the solutions we’re looking for this year. We’ll explore how Ljubljana became the first zero-waste capital in Europe and the attendees will participate in group activities brainstorming possible solutions to the problem that the 2019 Competition will try to tackle! The event will end with the ‘Toasted Furniture’ art exhibition by Nuša Jelenec and Nina Mršnik during the reception.Join us at the event to hear from previous Competition winners sharing their experience and from experts discussing the solutions we’re looking for this year.
The agenda is as follows:
14:00 – Registration and refreshments
15:00 – Introduction
15:10 – Official welcome to Ljubljana
15:25 – Speech from previous winner
15:40 – Official Launch of the Competition
16:00 – Refreshment break
16:30 – In conversation with judges
17:15 – Closing remarks
17:25 – Brainstorming session
18:00 – Networking drinks and art exhibition
19:00 – Event closes
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