1st European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability

  • 1st European Award SE+D

Winning project and Highly Commended project by the Jury 2013

Winner:

Gregor Demblin
Project: “Career Moves” (Austria) view more

Highly Commended by the Jury:

Raúl Aguayo-Krauthausen
Project: “Wheelmap Education Program” (Germany) view more

Why awarding a prize for social entrepreneurship and disability?

The current socioeconomic situation in Europe forces us to search for new solutions to tackle the social challenges. Innovation and social entrepreneurship are two key concepts in the search for new models that will improve and transform our society.

In a Europe in which people with disabilities represent 16% of the population and are a source of talent and consumption, it becomes especially interesting to support initiatives that promote the community added value.

Therefore, the ONCE Foundation in line with the Social Business Initiative and with the support of a group of companies and member organizations, as well as the European Commission, is launching the 1st European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability: Promoting social investment.

The aim of this award is to promote a social investment that focuses on the improvement of human capital and the promotion of social cohesion.

The award pursues two of the objectives brought up by the Europe 2020 growth strategy:

  • Promoting entrepreneurial initiatives that create employment.
  • Promoting social cohesion by means of the inclusion of disability in entrepreneurship, as well as recognising entrepreneurial initiatives led by people with a disability.

More information: sed-award@csr-d.eu

1st European Award SE+D

Logo First European Awar for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability: Promoting Social Investment

The first edition of the European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability: Promoting Social Investment is closed. Information regarding the Award will be published in the SE+D Award News section.

SE+D Award News

  • What does the prize
    consist of?

    The winning project will be awarded with a funding contribution of €6,000 as well as specialised advice to develop, enhance or boost the project, provided by experts related to this initiative.

    The award ceremony will take place during the event “Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!” organised by the European Commission in Strasbourg on January 16-17th, 2014.

  • What is a social entrepreneur?

    Defined here as ‘an activity with a social, environmental or general interest objective. This can include provision of services or training to socially disadvantaged or disabled persons, the use of profits for social purposes, organisation of mutual assistance groups for action in the general interest’, etc. (ibid., p. 44.) – Social Business Initiative.

  • How can I join in?

    If you have a project start-up with a clear and viable business plan or a project already underway with a lifetime of less than 1 year, there are two ways for you to join the contest:

    • If you are a social entrepreneur and your project
      is focused on the field of disability.
      The call
      is closed
    • If you are an entrepreneur with a disability with an
      innovative project.
      The call
      is closed

    In order to be able to join the contest, you must fill-in the application form that best suits your project and send it via email together with the additional documents requested in the legal conditions of the award.

    The application form and the information provided about the project must be in English.

    The period to submit applications is closed. For more information:

  • Selection criteria

    For the social entrepreneur in the field of disability: social innovation and social return/impact, scalability and/or replicability, feasibility, leadership and dedication, originality and authenticity.

    For the entrepreneur with a disability with an innovative project: innovation, scalability and/or replicability, feasibility, leadership and dedication, originality and authenticity.

  • Supported by
    • Once Foundation
    • European Union
    • Telefonica
    • Loreal
    • Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali
    • Kanchi
    • Essl foundation
    • Triodos Foundation