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01/01/2021

Social Innovation Insights

Innovative, but how?

"A promising new idea proves to be socially innovative when people change their attitudes due to it, make different choices, and new institutions and social practices are created.” 

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12/23/2020

Social Innovation Insights

How much novelty does innovation require? – A very short introduction for project managers

 "I have a social project, but is it innovative enough? What does innovation actually mean?" These questions are frequently asked every year during the application phase for SozialMarie. In this blog post, we give a mini-introduction to innovation theory. 

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12/16/2020

Best Practice Stories

Audience Award winner played an important role during the epidemic

Do you remember the 2020 SozialMarie Audience Award winning project? Do you wonder how the award helped strengthen the project’s visibility further? And do you know how blind and partially sighted people are affected by the epidemic? Get to know the Remote Eye project and their successes!

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11/26/2020

Our Events

Social goes digital

For many social initiatives, it is still a challenge to reach out to their target audience over the distancing required due to COVID 19. Some projects have taken a break, others manage to continue their work digitally. What makes a strategy successful in times of a pandemic? 

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09/17/2020

Best Practice Stories

The Veterans' Struggle

Neues Deutschland reports on SozialMarie award winner Zeleni odred (The Green Squad).

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08/25/2020

Best Practice Stories

Who supports refugees on their way to the courtroom?

What awaits refugees in the Austrian courtroom? What decides whether an asylum decision is positive? - The founder of "Workshops Against Fear" told us about her experiences in the courtroom with refugees and about the bumpy road to get there.

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07/06/2020

SozialMarie Award

Mini award ceremony in times of Covid

Due to COVID-19, the big public award ceremony to be held on May 1 could not take place as usual this year. As a small consolation, we visited some of the prizewinning project creators in the summer to congratulate them personally.

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05/01/2020

Best Practice Stories

The unjust virus

The winner’s projects of SozialMarie 2019 talk about the challenges they face and which role social innovation plays in a time of crisis. Guest reportage by Miriam Hübl, independent journalist.

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05/01/2020

SozialMarie Award

The SozialMarie 2020 has been awarded!

The SozialMarie 2020 was awarded to 15 excellent social innovations from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Croatia by the international expert jury.

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12/31/2019

SozialMarie Award

Tips for the submission by János Czafrangó

János Czafrangó, one of our patrons of honour in Hungary, will assist you with helpful hints on your submission. Would you like to enter a socially innovative project in the competition? Read his tips here.

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