Awards Ceremony – European Social Innovation Competition 2017

Join us for the Awards Ceremony of the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition at the Albert Hall in Brussels on 26 October 2017 at 14.00.


14:00 – 20:00

Albert Hall Complex Eudore Pirmez 9, 1040 Brussels Belgium


Jury members of the European Social Innovation during the Social Innovation Academy 2017 in Madrid.

Maker: EUSIC



Jury members of the European Social Innovation during the Social Innovation Academy 2017 in Madrid.
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The ceremony marks the culmination of this year’s Competition, ‘Equality Rebooted’++Curious?Check out our project page for more information about the Competition., to find social innovation that allow everyone to equally seize the opportunities offered by digital transformation and technological change.

Following an opening keynote address from Charlotte de Vilmorin, a winner of the 2015 Competition, our ten finalists++FinalistsMeet the 10 finalists of the European Social Innovation Competition 2017. will pitch their solutions. You will hear their ideas on how to equip all members of society with the appropriate skills and opportunities to compete in a changing economy. Following this there is a debate on the relationship between technology and inequality. Our master of ceremonies will be Matt Boardman.

At the end of the event, European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska will award this year’s three winners with prizes of €50,000 each. Also, this year’s Impact Prize will be awarded to the semi-finalist from the 2016 Competition, ‘Integrated Futures’.++The competition in 2016Read more about the winners and finalists of last year’s competition.

Please register here to attend the event.


Draft agenda:

14.00-15.00 Registration & welcome refreshments

Meet the finalists at their stands


15.00-15.15 Keynote: social innovation to reboot equality

Charlotte de Vilmorin, Wheeliz, winner of the European Social Innovation Competition 2015


15.15-15.30 The Competition in a nutshell

Taking you through the journey

Nora van der Linden, Kennisland


15.30-16.00 Getting to know the finalists

Pitches by the 10 teams

16.00-17.00 Debate: is technology widening or reducing inequality?

Chair: Robin Wauters,

Mara Balestrini, Ideas for Change

Märtha Rehnberg, DareDisrupt

Daan Weddepohl, Peerby

17.00-17.30 Networking break

17.30-18.00 Award time

Impact Prize for the 2016 semi-finalist having achieved best results

Three awards to the best 2017 entries to reboot equality

18.00-20.00 Celebration cocktail and canapés


Follow the #diogochallenge journey on Twitter: @EUSocialInnov.