You are invited to the online Gala of SozialMarie - Prize for Social Innovation. Join our award ceremony to find out the winners of 2021!  


Sat, 1 May 2021 

18:00 – 19:30 CEST (in English) 




Out of the 299 applications from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, 35 successful projects have been carefully selected by independent evaluators and an expert-jury of the SozialMarie. They all have a chance to be amongst the award winners!  

1. Prize 15.000 €  

2. Prize 10.000 €  

3. Prize 5.000 €  

12 further winning projects will be awarded 2.000 €  

The 15 winners are a secret, it will be a surprise for participants as well as for the projects who will win 2021’s awards(?)! 

Friends, family and colleagues of the nominated projects, journalists from SozialMarie-countries and of course anyone interested in social innovation is welcome to join our live award ceremony on Zoom!  Nominated projects will join us with their camera, other interested participants will be able to watch the ceremony and get to know project representatives in an informal discussion following the official part of the ceremony. 

The combination of the award ceremony and the subsequent informal get-together in smaller discussion groups should offer the best possible substitute for the RadioKulturhaus tradition on 1 May, which is alive with lively exchange. 

Stuart Freeman (FM4 Radio moderator and DJ) will moderate the event and virtually hand over the prizes to winning projects. This year's patrons will select one of the nominated projects and offer mentoring throughout 2021.  

What is expecting you?  

· Find out the winners of Europe’s oldest prize for social innovation in real-time  

· Find out which projects the international patrons will choose to mentor  

· Join informal discussions after the Award Ceremony to get to know project representatives (from 19:45 until 20:15)