We’re at an exciting stage of the European Social Innovation Competition and are pleased to invite you to the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 27 October where the three winners of €50,000 will be announced!

The Ceremony marks the culmination of this year’s competition to find innovative ideas to realise the potential of refugees and migrants in Europe. From 1,095 applications, 30 semi-finalists were selected and following an inspiring Social Innovation Academy in Berlin in July the semi-finalists have been working hard to put together their detailed plans.

All plans have now been submitted and our eminent jury will have the difficult job of selecting 10 finalists that will be announced later this month. Out of these, we will see three winners of €50,000 in the Ceremony on 27 October.

As well as hearing from European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the ten finalists’ solutions to support the successful integration of refugees and migrants, before this year’s winners are announced. We will also present the winner of the impact prize, awarded to the project from the 2015 competition that achieved the greatest results. The Master of Ceremonies will be Bruno Wattenbergh from Impulse-Brussels Enterprise Agency, and we will be joined by inspiring social innovators from all over Europe!

WHEN

Thursday 27 October 2016, 14.00-20.00 (Brussels time)

WHERE

Albert Hall Complex – Eudore Pirmez 9, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

 

We hope to see you there!

The European Social Innovation Competition team

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