Today the European Social Innovation Competition announced, via video, this year's three winners with ideas for ‘New Ways to Grow’ that will share the €150,000 prize! And the winners are…
- sit-in beekeeping foundation Apiform from Bosnia and Herzegovina
- peer-to-peer homestay model for older people The Freebird Club from Ireland
- accessible car sharing platform Wheeliz from France
The winners were selected out of over 1,400 applications from more than 40 countries and all have the potential to increase growth and sustain not only financial value, but also social progress for citizens, government and enterprises alike. They highlight social and environmental issues that are concerns for many Europeans and are addressing our ageing population, inclusion and accessibility in creative ways.
Each winner will receive a €50,000 prize to test and implement their concept. If you want to find out more about the winners you can do so here.