Four social innovators win € 200,000 in European Social Innovation Competition

The European Social Innovation Competition promotes and supports social innovation in Europe and is a platform for leading European innovators to launch new initiatives, help them in their development and learn from each other.

3 November 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that CUCULA from Germany, Project Virtuous Triangle from Turkey and The Machine to be Another from Spain are the winners of the 2016 European Social Innovation Competition! Selected from a total of over 1,000 applicants from 36 countries, the projects were each awarded a € 50,000 prize at last week’s Awards Ceremony in Brussels.

At the ceremony all 10 finalists++FinalistsRead about the projects of the ten finalists here. of this year’s competition presented their ideas addressing the reception and integration of refugees and migrants in Europe. Focusing on this year’s theme of ‘Integrated Futures’ newcomers shared their experience of arriving in Europe as well as the European Commission on the topic of integration and migrant entrepreneurship.

In addition to the Integrated Futures winner, a fourth ‘Impact Prize’ of € 50,000 was awarded. This year’s winner was Love Your Waste, a French social enterprise fighting food waste and one of the semi-finalists of last year’s competition.++2015Last year’s theme was ‘News ways to Grow’. Read more about last year’s competition. Love Your Waste has demonstrated a significant measurable impact since taking part.

To find out more about all of this year’s winners, finalists, and semi-finalists, click here. Above you can find a short video about the journey of this year’s European Social Innovation Competition.

To follow updates about next year’s competition, do follow the competition on Twitter @EUSocialInnov and keep sharing your #diogochallenge ideas.

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