We have received 1,254 ideas for this second edition, or twice more than last year. Thank you, this demonstrates, if needed, the great aspiration for social innovation in Europe!
The 30 projects which have been selected by the jury as "semi-finalists" of the second European Social Innovation Competition are presented on a dedicated platform where they can be supported. To start with, you can also get an overview [484 KB] of them. Don't miss that and share your views on @EUSocialInnov, #diogochallenge!
The semi-finalists will now be invited to attend the Social Innovation Academy in Bilbao, Spain from 3 to 5 March to progress their ideas.
Country breakdown of 1 254 entries
The "others" category in the chart consists of: Ireland (9 entries), Cyprus (8), Finland (8), Estonia (6), FYR of Macedonia (6), Croatia (4), Luxembourg (4), Norway (4), Serbia (2), Slovakia (2), Albania (1), Latvia (1), Malta (1), Switzerland (1) and Ukraine (1).
Winners, finalists and semi-finalists of the first edition
Here are the 3 winners of the first edition, awarded by President Barroso in May 2013.
You can also read interviews of the 10 finalists on Social Innovation Europe.