THREE €50,000 PRIZES FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR THE MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE IN A CHANGING ECONOMY
The European Social Innovation Competition, launched in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, is a challenge prize run by the European Commission across all European countries, now in its sixth year. The 2018 Competition is titled RE:THINK LOCAL and seeks to find the most innovative projects, products, services, business models and collaborations that empower young people to participate fully in a changing economy.
The European Social Innovation Competition is a challenge prize run by the European Commission across all Horizon 2020 associated countries. Organised in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, the Competition calls all Europeans to come up with solutions to the problems affecting our society. This year’s competition was launched with an event in Paris on 20 March 2018.
Diogo Vasconcelos was a Portuguese leader who focused on fostering innovation to address some of the great societal challenges of our time.
During his career he worked closely with the European Commission and others on issues such as globalisation, sustainability and climate change, urbanisation, democratic participation, public services and healthcare.
Diogo was chairman of the Social Innovation Exchange and also launched the Entrepreneurs Academy among other accomplishments. He passed away in July 2011 at the age of 43.