WHO evaluates the applications and HOW does the selection process take place?

The submission documents will be examined with regard to the terms and conditions.

Two project evaluators each from Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovakia make a preselection for the SozialMarie expert jury from the submissions of the respective countries. Each jury member can then add a project to the preselection.

Based on this preselection, the jury decides in three steps: 

  1. Determination of the maximum 35 nominations
  2. Identification of the 15 prize-winning projects
  3. Selection of the three main prizes

If necessary, project visits take place.

See also Josef Hochgerner: The Role of the Jury, published in the SozialMarie Brochure 2019.

Our internal evaluation guidelines can be found here


WHEN are the awards announced?

The Nominations will be published at the beginning of March. Nominations are already being used by the submitters for publicity.

The Award Winner projects are announced and presented annually on 1 May at a public award ceremony in Vienna.

See also the current schedule of the SozialMarie