More than 270 projects in the second edition of the European Social Economics Awards

After a successful first edition held in 2021 and with more than 100 initiatives presented, the European Social Economy Awards are back, awarding the most innovative, creative and socially responsible projects in the European Social Economy. On this occasion, 270 projects were submitted and are currently in the stage of study and evaluation by the jury appointed by the Social Economy in Europe, the organization that promotes the awards.

These biennial awards seek to attract actors from the social economy and encourage entrepreneurship, activism and social innovation. The ultimate goal is to contribute to increasing the visibility of the social economy at European level and to demonstrate the potential of the model when it comes to confronting current social, economic and environmental challenges.

In his invitation to participate, the President of the Social Economy in Europe, Juan Antonio Pedrino, pointed out that the social economy is at the heart of the European strategy to confront current challenges and that it has the strength and ability to confront those challenges: The world needs us: let us build a stronger system than before, let us We build the foundations of a green, digital and inclusive Europe.

These prestigious awards include four categories: Social Innovation, Training, Green Transformation, and Digital Transformation. Social economy companies and organizations based in the European Union, in the Western Balkans, the Eastern Partnership, the European Free Trade Association, as well as in the United Kingdom, Turkey and the southern Mediterranean countries were able to present their initiatives.

A jury composed of socio-economists, researchers and representatives of EU institutions will select three finalists for each category. The award ceremony will be held on November 14 in San Sebastian, within the framework of the European Conference on Social Economics.

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