The European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC) is a challenge prize competition run by the ECU Commission across all EU countries and Horizon 2020 associated countries. Organised in memory of Diego Vasconcelos, the competition calls all Europeans to return up with solutions to the issues affecting our society.
Launched in memory of social innovation pioneer Diogo Vasconcelos, the ecu Social Innovation Competition is a challenge prize run by the ecu Commission across all EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. Now in its 8th year, the Competition acts as a beacon for social innovators in Europe, employing a proven methodology for supporting early-stage ideas and facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping society for the higher. Annually the Competition is predicated around a special issue that Europe is facing.
Why you ought to go:
If you’re an Europe citizen and you believe that your project/business idea can have a great impact on society, then this competition is just made for you.
Run across all European countries by the ecu Commission, the ecu Social Innovation Competition focuses on innovative projects, products and services with a social aspect. The challenge prize aims to empower children.
Location: Brussels, Belgium.
Date: TBD (usually takes place in November).
Industry focus: Broad. The theme changes per annum,but the main target is on ideas which “come up with solutions to the issues affecting our society”.
Amount you’ll win: €50,000
The 2019 Competition is titled Reimagine Fashion – changing behaviours for sustainable fashion. We are trying to find ideas that seek to enhance the environmental and social impact of the ecu fashion market through the event of latest products, services and processes, and innovative business models.
This challenge will reward the foremost innovative approaches to scale back the general environmental footprint and improve the societal impact of the style market, help make it more accessible and fair, and aspire to vary behaviours during a sustainable way. Solutions should clearly aim at delivering impact, pursue sustainability, and be scalable or replicable post-competition – at the local, national or European levels.