Before you submit an entry, please ensure that you have carefully read the Rules of Contest and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The Competition is open to applicants from EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020.

At the first stage we want you to capture our imagination with your innovation. The entry form is designed to provide us with an overview of your idea and the limited word count reflects this. Please respond directly to the questions and stick to the word limits. You can save a draft at any time and come back to your application later.

Every entry will be assessed against the judging criteria set out in the Rules of Contest:

  • Innovation 40%
  • Impact 20%
  • Sustainability 25%
  • Scale 15%

Please note that at this stage, your entry just needs to show the potential to be developed into an impactful, sustainable and scalable  solution. The innovation is most important at this point.

Please make sure you read the mentoring factsheet to understand what business development support is provided if you are selected as one of the 30 semi-finalists and what level of commitment is required by you.

The name and email address you enter to login below will be used as the lead contact details for your application. Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it straight away, please check your junk folder.

If you have any further questions relating to the European Social Innovation Competition that have not been answered in the Rules of Contest or the FAQs, please email

The deadline for applications is 27 April 2018, 12:00:00 noon Brussels time.