2020 European Social Innovation Competition launch event

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 07 February 2020

The launch event for the eighth edition of the European Social Innovation Competition will be held on 12 February 2020. The competition will explore ideas for more sustainable and circular production, improved end of life stage, broader accessibility of sustainable and fair fashion, and socially-inclusive processes throughout the fashion value chain. The event, to be held at the spectacular Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia, Spain), will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and policy makers for an afternoon of workshops, networking and talks on social innovation and sustainable fashion across Europe. Registration is open to anyone and there will also be a sustainable fashion fair, showcasing a selection of great sustainable fashion and social innovation companies across Europe and the Horizon 2020 associated countries. The event aims at sparking ideas and solutions, support aspiring innovators, and explore new perspectives on the issues surrounding the fashion industry. Registration is open until 11 February 2020.

And, to help inspire potential applicants with different takes on social innovation in the context of sustainable fashion and to provide additional guidance with regards to the application process, the organizers are arranging a series of four webinars with leading experts in the field of sustainable fashion.  The first two are now confirmed, with other two more webinars planned to take place before the application deadline (March 4th):

Reimagine the lifecycle of clothes with Nin Castle of Reverse Resources Monday 10th February, 11:00 CET The first webinar will take place on Monday 10th February at 11am CET. Entitled: Reimagine the lifecycle of clothes, it will be led by Nin Castle, Co-Founder & lead of recycling and remanufacturing at Reverse Resources; a circular waste  platform whose aim is to redefine waste as a resource. Nin will look at where the fashion industry is right now, what types of change and transitions need to occur, and emerging solutions. The session will end with an opportunity for Q&A.  The webinar will last 75 mins. To register, go to: https://tinyurl.com/eusicwebinar1 Reimagine the power of the consumer with designer Marina Spadafora Friday February 14th, 11:00 CET The second webinar in the series will take place on Friday February 14th at 11am CET. Entitled: Reimagine the power of the consumer, this session will be led by Marina Spadafora, a designer known worldwide for her experimental and sophisticated knitwear brand with boutiques in Milan and Florence and whose personal motto is “Fashion with a Mission”. Marina will explore topics around sustainable fashion, including growth through fashion in emerging economies, ethical fashion and the wider market, fair trade and its meaning for the market and how to move forward and how best to support new sustainable fashion initiatives.  To register, to go: https://tinyurl.com/eusicwebinar2  

For more information about the Competition please visit here. For questions please contact: info [at] socialinnovationprize.eu 

The news was published on ec.europa website here.  © European Union, 1995-2020

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