The 2018 European Social Innovation Competition, RE:THINK LOCAL, has opened for applications.
This year’s edition of the competition will award €150,000 to social innovators, entrepreneurs, students, designers, tech enthusiasts, educators; etc with ideas that take a place-based approach that tackle youth unemployment and develop solutions that support young people to participate in the economy.
The competition is particularly interested in how new technologies and new ways of working arising from the fourth industrial revolution could be used to do this. Ideas that are led by young people are also encouraged.
The competition will support selected entrants to develop their concepts and will provide €50,000 funding each to the three most promising projects to make their ideas a reality. After the application deadline on 27 April 2018, 30 semi-finalists will be selected to receive business development support and attend a three-day mentoring academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.