European Social Innovation Competition

ec-logoDo you have an idea to fight high unemployment? Do you think you could improve the working conditions of people stuck in low-paid jobs – whether because of their gender, age, social status or handicap? Do you know how to enhance opportunities for the 27 million Europeans currently out of work? Then the second

European Social Innovation Competition is for you!

The Competition, launched in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, invites Europeans to come up with new solutions to reduce unemployment and minimize its corrosive effects on the economy and our society both now and in the future. Social innovation is not only desirable, it is necessary.

“The Job Challenge” will support the best social innovation solutions to help people move towards work or create new types of work.

Entries for the first phase of the Competition must be received on the Competition website by 11 December 2013, at 12:00:00 the latest (noon, Central European Time).

The European Commission plans to award a maximum of 3 prizes to the best ideas according to the judging criteria set out below. The amount of each of the 3 prizes is 30 000 euros.

Read more and submit your ideas here.

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