European social entrepreneurs, you have until 3 March 2021 to apply for the Social Innovation Tournament 2021.
Organised by the EIB Institute, the SIT recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact.
The fifteen finalists selected will compete for prizes awarded by a jury composed of specialists from the academic and business world: a first prize of EUR 75 000 and a second prize of EUR 30 000, in two different categories - general and special, projects focusing on sustainable living, and a new Audience Choice Award successfully created in 2020.
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The Social Innovation Tournament is turning 10! Since it was launched in 2012, the SIT has rewarded over 100 innovative social entrepreneurs from all over Europe and helped them to grow and scale their project. Click here to read their stories.
Speaking at the annual gathering of global leaders from government, business, and civil society in Davos, Switzerland, Calviño underlined that the Group can help mobilise private and public investment for a range of strategic objectives from security and support for Ukraine to green transition and innovation.
Nadia Calviño took over as president of the European Investment Bank on 1 January, replacing Werner Hoyer. The eighth president of the EU bank, Calviño is the first woman to lead the institution. She is also the first Spaniard to head the Bank.
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