EU4Youth calls on Georgian youth to take part in Caucasus Social Innovation Grant Competition
May 11, 2021

EU4Youth calls on Georgian youth to take part in Caucasus Social Innovation Grant Competition

EU4Youth is calling on young people from Ninotsminda, Gori and Akhmeta municipalities in Georgia to apply their green ideas to the Caucasus Social Innovation Grant Competition.

The aim of the Social Innovation Competition is to identify and support projects that develop and foster social innovative and entrepreneurial ideas in Ninotsminda, Gori and Akhmeta municipalities. The main objective of the competition is to empower young people (aged 18-29), people with disabilities, vulnerable groups living in remote, borderline villages, girls, eco-migrants and ethnic minorities. The expected results of financial assistance are to address social and environmental challenges and transform them into successful projects through green innovation and inclusive growth opportunities.

The Social Innovation competition consists of the following steps:

  1. primary application submission – June 5, 2021
  2. GREENcubator acceleration programme 11-28 June, 2021
  3. final application submission June 30, 2021

The main directions of the competition are as follows:

  • Circular Economy
  • Climate Smart Decisions
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Tourism
  • Green Cities and Transport
  • Health Care
  • Social Integration
  • Migration
  • Regional Strategies – economic diversification and improvement of living standards

The following individuals and entities are eligible to participate in the competition: Residents of legal age in Georgia between the ages of 18-29, legal entities registered in Georgia, agricultural cooperatives with registered status, non-profit legal entities (non-governmental organisation, foundation, association, etc.), individual entrepreneurs, initiative groups, educational institutions, public institutions; legal entities and cultural-educational organisations from Gori, Ninotsminda and Akhmeta self-government.

The applicant must submit the first application by 5 June, 2021. Information about all stages of the competition, deadlines and other important details can be found in the grant manual on CENN’s Environmental Knowledge Portal.


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