EC opens online vote on theme for first Horizon 2020 Prize for Social Innovation
The European Commission (EC) has launched an online vote to help decide which challenges should be the theme of the first ever Horizon 2020 Prize for Social Innovation. The Prize - a 2 million euro cash prize - will be awarded by the EC together with the European Investment Bank Institute in 2016, for "cracking a major challenge of our society via new innovative solutions".
The challenges up for vote are
- Childhood obesity
- Ageing population
- Integration of immigrants in the labour market
- Women-led enterprises
- Community-led clean energy generation
The online vote closes on 21 October 2015. The result will be announced on 22 October 2015.
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