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Commission announces winners of the 2020 European Social Innovation Competition

We announced the winners of the 2020 European Social Innovation Competition today. The challenge prize, run across all EU countries and Horizon 2020 associated countries, calls for innovative solutions to problems affecting our society.

The three projects, selected for addressing this year's challenge ‘reimagine fashion' in the best way, will receive a prize of €50,000 each.

The winning participants are

  • resortecs®; - a Belgian start-up that helps simplify the process of reusing and recycling textiles
  • Snake - a Croatian digital platform that enables users to wear outfits in augmented reality
  • WhyWeCraft: Cultural Sustainability in Fashion - a Romanian legal support mechanism for craftspeople and designers

In addition, every year the jury awards an 'Impact Prize' to one of the participants who reached the semi-finals in the previous year's competition, based on results that the project achieved over the past twelve months.

The 2020 winner is Empower, a company that adopted a new technology to enable circular economy, by allowing the deposit and collection of plastic waste for financial reward. 

Related links

The European Social Innovation Competition