Four social initiatives from Hungary won SozialMarie prize: Budapest100, Living Memorial, SUHANJ! Fitness – We give you power, and When is the time to act if not now?
The Austrian founded SozialMarie prize is the oldest prize for social innovation in Europe, for which you can apply from 300 kms distance from Vienna: Austria, Hungary, Czech Repulic and Slovakia. This year a number of applications dealt with the opportonites of the renewal of multicultural education, health prolems and community life. The experts of the jury selected the 15 best, among 190 applications. Beyond the generous monetary prize, the found offers publicity to projects that approaches social challanges in an innovative way.
As always, the award ceremony was held in Vienna, ORF RadioKulturhaus on 1st May.
In the evaulation of Budapest100, the jury highlighted that the history of the opened houses effects the residents, gives opportunity for closer connections and enhances cooperations instead of urban isolation, while it also diverts decison makers attention towards questions that are important for the residents of Budapest. Organizers of Budapest100 now thanks all participants, residents, volunteers, institutions and visitors for the cooperation, without which the award can not have been granted.