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