European Social Innovation Competition 2024 Open for Applications

European Social Innovation Competition 2024 Open for Applications 680 383 RAISE fosters startup growth and scale-up within and across Europe

Commission launched the 12th European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC), funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) under Horizon Europe. This competition aims to address societal challenges and promote sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe through social innovation. This year’s theme focuses on “Digital democracy”.

Commissioner Iliana Ivanova announced the prize during the European Youth Week, emphasizing the potential of digital democracy to improve the lives of vulnerable citizens and benefit EU society. The competition offers prizes of €75,000, €50,000, and €25,000 for the top three innovative projects.

Open to various organizations and innovators from EU Member States and associated countries, the competition seeks ideas with a high degree of innovation, usability, inclusiveness, positive social impact, viability, sustainability, scalability, replicability, decentralization, and governance improvements. Applications are accepted until June 11, 2024, through the Funding & Tenders’ portal.

Supported by the European Innovation Council (EIC) under Horizon Europe, EUSIC aims to harness social innovation’s potential to address societal challenges and foster sustainable growth in Europe. Past editions have tackled issues such as energy poverty, affordable housing, and skills for a green and digital future.

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