The awards ceremony of the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition took place on 26 October 2017 at the Albert Hall Complex in Brussels.
The ceremony marked the culmination of this year's competition, 'Equality Rebooted', which aimed to find social innovations that allow everyone to equally seize the opportunities offered by digital transformation and technological change.
Following an opening keynote address from Charlotte de Vilmorin, a winner of the 2015 competition, our 10 finalists pitched their solutions. This was followed by a debate on the relationship between technology and inequality.
At the end of the event, European Commissioner, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, awarded this year's three winners with prizes of €50,000 each, while Maja Grcic, a member of the 2016 Competition jury, announced the winner of the Impact Prize, awarded to a semi-finalist from the 2016 Competition, 'Integrated Futures', who has gone on to achieve the greatest results.