The award has been launched to promote and support social innovation on active and healthy ageing
Social Innovation in Ageing- The European Award has been launched to recognize individuals, organizations, and partnerships developing and implementing social innovations in the field of active and healthy ageing. Social innovation responds to social problems and needs in a sustainable and socially accepted way through new solutions (products, processes, services, practices).
The award is an initiative of the King Baudouin Foundation in association with La Caixa Foundation and Unicredit Foundation and in collaboration with Centre for Social Innovation (AT), Ashoka (DE), Netwell Centre of the Dundalk Institute of Technology (IE), Centre of Socio-economic Gerontological Research of the Italian National Research Centre on Ageing (IT), Ageing Research Centre of the Karolinska Institutet (SE) & AGE Platform Europe.
The 25 finalists of the award will participate in a case study analysis where researchers will take a closer look at the context, the process, and the impact of your social innovation.
Application deadline is the 31st of July. Three finalists will be selected as award winners receiving prizes of up to € 10.000. The prizes will be used by the social entrepreneurs to further develop, spread, and scale their solutions.