Join us for the launch of EUSIC 2019

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2019 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition, taking place on Thursday 28th February at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


We’re bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs and policy makers for an afternoon of networking and talks on social innovation in Ljubljana. We’ll announce the theme for this year’s competition and officially open to entries. The event will feature speeches, an expert panel, workshops, networking and an art exhibition, all framed around social innovation and improving society.  


Run by the European Commission in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos and now in its seventh year, the Competition calls all Europeans to come up with solutions to the problems affecting our society. Every year three prizes of €50,000 are awarded to the best ideas that aim to tackle a social problem faced by communities across Europe.


 We’re excited to be hosting this year’s launch event at CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre in Ljubljana – Slovenia’s largest cultural institution built in the early 1980’s and designed by the architect Edvard Ravnikar.


The agenda for the event is:

  • 14:00 – Registration and Refreshments

  • 15:00 – Introduction

  • 15:10 – Official welcome to Ljubljana

  • 15:25 – Speech from previous winner

  • 15:40 – Official Launch of the Competition

  • 16:00 – Refreshment break

  • 16:30 – In conversation with Judges

  • 17:15 – Closing Remarks

  • 17:25 – Brainstorming session

  • 18:00 – Networking Drinks and art exhibition

  • 19:00 – Event closes

The Competition is founded by the European Commission (DG GROW) and delivered by a Consortium of partners led by Nesta, and includingKennisland, Ashoka, European Network of Living Labs, and Scholz&Friends.

Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833.

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