Call for proposals 2019 - Ideas that change the world: the EIBI’s 2019 Social Innovation Tournament BEI-SOC-INN-2019 Closed!


The SIT promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that create social and environmental impact, covering projects in a wide range of fields – from education, healthcare and job creation, to new technologies, systems and processes. All projects compete for two prizes in a General Category, and projects addressing this year’s topic of sustainable consumption and sustainable production (including circular economy) will also compete for two prizes in the Special Category.


Projects are typically related to combating unemployment, marginalisation of disadvantaged communities and promoting access to education in a wide range of fields, from education and health care to the natural or urban environment, using new technologies, new systems, and new processes.

The tournament runs in two rounds. A selection committee, comprised mainly of EIB Group experts in innovation, the environment, and other relevant disciplines, selects 15 finalists. The finalists are invited to a mentoring bootcamp to provide them with the necessary guidance to finalise their proposals. At the final event, all the finalists have to present and defend their project to a jury of social innovation specialists.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,07 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 March 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2019 - Ideas that change the world: the EIBI’s 2019 Social Innovation Tournament (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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