Out of almost 800 applicants, this year’s ++Judging panelMeet the judging panel
The jury of this year’s competition is comprised of a diverse group of twelve experts, read their profiles here.
has chosen thirty semi-finalists with bright ideas that work towards improving local chances for youth in a changing economy. The European Social Innovation Competition is an initiative of the DG Growth of the European Commission, and is organised by ++KL and EUSICKennisland has been involved with the competition for the last couple of years. You can find more information about this project here. in cooperation with Nesta, Ashoka, ENoLL and Scholz & Friends.
The European Social Innovation Competition 2018 seeks local, new approaches that offer opportunities for youth, restore and stimulate local economic activities and react to economic and technical developments. This way, these approaches contribute to youth resilience and opportunities for youth in a local economy.
The judges met in Brussels on 7 June to select this year’s thirty semi-finalists. This year’s teams come from 20 different countries, and represent a wide range of sectors and activities. You can find their profiles here.
Tailored mentoring and support
From 16 to 18 July, the semi-finalists will receive tailored mentoring and support at the ++ChallengesKennisland has extensive experience with tailor made programmes like the academy. Examples of this are Amsterdammers, Make your City! and our excursion during the Ratkaisu-100. You can read more about our take on this here.. Kennisland is responsible for the substantive organisation of this academy, which will take place in Cluj-NEUSIC 2018 seeks local, new approaches that offer opportunities for youth, restore and stimulate local economic activities and react to economic and technical developments.apoca this year. This stage of the competition is aimed at providing the semi-finalists with the best chance in the competition and beyond.
During the academy, the semi-finalists will participate in workshops, join a social innovation public event and meet inspiring social innovators from local initiatives. After the academy, ten finalists will be selected, of which three will each be awarded a € 50,000 prize at the awards ceremony in Brussels in November 2018.
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