Coaches needed for EUSIC 2018
🌍 Are you based in one of the following countries?
Greece, Italy, Finland, Sweeden, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Norway, Ireland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Israel, Slovenia, Armenia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, or Croatia.
For the European Social Innovation Competition, we are looking for experienced professionals who want to be involved as a social innovation coach for a semi-finalist team in their respective country. The Competition is an annual social innovation challenge prize that awards three 50.000 euro prizes and offers a mentoring programme to 30 of the brightest minds in Europe.
The Competition is an annual social innovation challenge prize that awards three 50.000 euro prizes and offers a mentoring programme to 30 of the brightest minds in Europe. Coaches of the competition are part of a vast and interesting network of the European Commission, judges, organising partners, and of course the contestants themselves. Being involved as a coach is a unique opportunity to be part of a network of social innovation professionals for the coming three years.
We are looking for professionals who are available for coaching from the end of June to the end of August 2018. Should your coachee be selected as a finalist, we will ask you to provide coaching to your team in September and October. Seeing as this competition is organised annually, we ask you to indicate whether you are interested in being involved for the 2019 and 2020 edition.
Thirty semi-finalist teams are selected from all entries from across EU and H2020 countries at the beginning of June. Based on whether there are semi-finalist teams located in his/her country and if so, whether the profile of the team matches the profile of the coach, selected coaches receive an official request for participation by 21 June.
As a social innovation coach, you are:
Well-connected in the local social innovation community (e.g. network of resources for support, experience with social innovation in a specific context);
Experienced in guiding people or organisations throughout different phases of innovation (incl. developing and testing your idea, implementing your initiative, pitching your project, and working towards financial sustainability);
Intrinsically motivated to contribute towards social change and build a working relationship with social innovators in the Competition;
Able to spend an average of two hours per week on coaching (a total of 20 hours), from the end of June to the end of August 2018. Should your team be selected as a finalist, you will be requested to spend an additional ten hours of coaching with your team between September and October 2018 (for additional remuneration);
Willing to monitor the progress of the semi-finalist and regularly and shortly report back to the organisation;
Interested to learn about this year’s topic: creating opportunities for youth in a changing economy through place-based innovation (read more).
This opportunity is remunerated. Upon completion of 20 hours of coaching from the end of June to the end of August 2018, coaches receive a remuneration of 1050 euros (incl. VAT). Should your semi-finalist team be selected as a finalist, you will be requested to spend an additional ten hours of coaching with your team between September and October 2018 for additional remuneration.
We invite interested professionals to become part of our database of coaches for the competition,
preferably for 2018, as well as 2019 and 2020. If you are interested to become involved, please apply by filling out this FORM before 07 June 2018.
For questions, please contact St.phanie van der Raad at firstname.lastname@example.org.