The Final Event of the EIB Institute’s Social Innovation Tournament organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20 October.
282 candidates from 30 European countries competed in the Tournament, the flagship initiative of the Institute’s Social activities (http://institute.eib.org/whatwedo/social/social-innovation-tournament/), organised every year in a different country to reward and sponsor budding European social entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact.
In Ljubljana, the 15 selected finalists will have to present and defend their project to a jury composed of social innovation specialists, academics and representative of the business world.
Three prizes will be awarded: General Category 1st and 2nd Prizes of EUR 25 000 and EUR 10 000 respectively and a Special Category Prize of EUR 25 000.
In 2016, the Special Category Prize will go to projects focusing on health with a special emphasis on childhood obesity.
If you have any questions, please email EIB.Institute@eib.org.