European Social Innovation Competition 2022: Impact Prize

Publication date
April 27, 2022
May 24, 2022
Short description

On 12 April, the European Commission launched the 9th edition of the European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC) Impact Prize.

The Impact Prize 2022 recognises the successful outcome of socially innovative projects from the previous EUSIC edition.

The European Social Innovation Impact Prize 2022 aims at recognising the efforts made by the semi-finalists of the European Social innovation competition – the Challenge Prize 2021 edition. The European Innovation Council (EIC) supports the Prize under European innovation ecosystems (Pillar III) of the Horizon Europe Work Programme.


The competition supports innovators to develop their ideas into working solutions, and facilitates a network of radical innovators shaping our society. This prize acknowledges the social innovation as a potent approach for responding to societal challenges.

Launched in 2013 in memory of social innovation pioneer Diogo Vasconcelos, the European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC) awards three Challenge Prizes and one Impact Prize for the best socially innovative projects for a more inclusive, just and sustainable Europe. 

Learn more about  the history of the competition.

The Impact Prize

European Social Innovation Competition 2022 - Impact Prize


Who should apply

The contest is only open to the 30 semi-finalists of the European Social Innovation Competition – the Challenge Prize 2021.

Eligibility criteria

  1. The applicant must have been one of the 27 semi-finalists of the European Social Innovation Competition Challenge Prize 2021 edition.
  2. The applicant must be located in one of the Member States or Associated Countries.
  3. Winners of the Social Innovation Competition Challenge Prize 2021 are not eligible.

Award criteria

  1. Quality and clarity of the theory of change and of the impact measurement methodology with relevant indicators developed by the applicant;
  2. Demonstrated results over the previous year, on the basis of the chosen indicators.

How to apply

Semi-finalists of the 2021 edition are requested to submit an impact report with their application to show the progress of their idea presented to the European Social innovation competition 2021.

The jury will propose the winner of the impact price (1st ranked) rewarded with EUR 50 000.

Rules of contest

Frequently asked questions

Application form template


  1. 12 April 2022
    Call opening
  2. 24 May 2022 (17.00)
    Deadline for submission of applications
  3. May – June 2022
    Evaluation of application
  4. November 2022
    Information on evaluation results



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Entry created by Admin on April 27, 2022
Modified on April 27, 2022