International Social Innovation Competition

International Social Innovation Competition
UniCredit Foundation, in collaboration with the European Network of Civil Society Leaders Euclid Network and Project Ahead has launched an international competition entitled “Social Innovation for Naples” targeting social innovators from across the world with the aim of offering innovative solutions to six problems encountered in the city of Naples, Italy.
Naples is the epitome of state and market failures, its recent history has been marred by a barrage of corruption and a culture that still does not believe in change. These on-going challenges provide the perfect test field for social innovation to move beyond being a ‘nice label’ and to having tangible impacts on the ground and demonstrating that the time for a new approach has arrived.
The competition is open for social innovators from around the world: If you have an idea how to solve one of the six challenges that have been set for Naples, you are the right person to submit your application! The most important thing is that you are innovative and creative in your approach! If your idea is selected as a winner for one of the challenges you will receive €10,000 prize money which acts as seed funding to test the idea and turn it into a project. If the project is feasible the necessary fundraising will be done to cover the budget for the implementation of the whole project.

Submission deadline is the 10th of August!

http://www.euclidnetwork.eu/pages/en/european-social-innovation-for-naples-2011-.html