The special task of SozialMarie active patrons is the accompaniment and/or support of one of the prize winning projects over the year following their awarding. Every year during the Award Ceremony on 1st of May inspiring personalities overtake the active patronage for those countries which are part of SozialMarie's submission area: Austria, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia.

Sandra Pázmán Tordová

Sandra Pázmán Tordová

Active Patron 2019 in Slovakia

In my view, social innovation is a good idea turned into practice. An idea, which solves a social problem in a creative and effective way. It is often accompanied by the feeling "Aah, sure!" and also "Why have we not been doing it in this way before?" Its accompanying signs are a smile and appetite for life. 

Sandra Pázmán Tordová is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of Nota bene, a well-known Slovak street magazine as well as a project supporting homeless people needs. Sandra has vast experience in fundraising, project and PR management and advocacy. She helped develop successful projects to support homeless people social inclusion, among those Nota bene Luggage porters, employment and housing advocacy project Krištof, homeless football team attending the Homeless World Cup and annual Homeless ball. The Nota bene Luggage porters project received the SozialMarie second prize for social innovation in 2015. 

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