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SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD TUNISIA 2017 – Submission Guidelines

The competition

The Social Impact Award is an idea competition for students that want to initiate social or environmental change in a constructive way. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and practice of social entrepreneurship among students in Europe. Social Entrepreneurship in our view describes creative, entrepreneurial action, focused on a social or environmental issue.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business founded the Social Impact Award in 2009 and is coordinated by Impact Hub Vienna with local partners in Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Tunesia. It offers all participants a free workshop-series for supporting the birth of your project idea, knowledge resources and an opportunity to get in touch with your local social entrepreneurship community. Finalists further receive access to a summer incubation program. Winners receive a scholarship and ongoing support. In Tunisia, there will be a total of 3 winning projects (see below). The Social Impact Award Tunisia is carried out by ENPACT Tunisie.
The award addresses students eager to try to solve current social/environmental problems in an innovative way by founding projects, initiatives, or organizations. The projects can be rooted in different fields, such as poverty reduction, health, education, environment, energy, information and communication technologies, human rights, equal opportunities, care, and many others.
Submitted projects can be organized as part of civil society (NGO, NPO, association, initiatives) as well as in the private sector as social business: whether a mobile soup kitchen for homeless people, a new educational concept, a website to mobilize the neighbourhood, a new fundraising idea, or something totally new – the important thing is that your project pursues a social/environmental goal.
Find an overview of the best projects from previous years here:
http://www.socialimpactaward.tn/book-of-inspiration.

Timeline

The call for applications for the Social Impact Award 2017 is open between February 20th ,2017 and April 30th 2017 at Midnight (Central Europe Time) Projects are submitted online at www.socialimpactaward.tn/applynow
During the submission period, there are workshops offered to the general public, which are free of charge to all participants. These workshops offer interested persons the opportunity to learn more about social entrepreneurship and to experience different stages of project development from idea generation through project planning. The workshop period in Tunisia starts with the kick-off event on February 17th 2017 and continues with workshops across the country. Anyone interested is warmly welcome at all workshops. Participation is especially recommended to applicants, but not a prerequisite to apply for the award.
The 10 country finalists are announced on May 25th .After the incubation program over summer the award ceremony of the Social Impact Award will take place on September 28, 2017. Winning projects will be identified through a multilevel evaluation process.

Conditions for participation

The applications for the Social Impact Award 2016 are liable to the following conditions:
• All team members must be born between 1987 and 2002 (following the EU’s definition of youth: from 14 to 30)
• Individual Applicants: Every student of a Tunisian university qualifies to apply if he/she wants to found or has recently founded a project or business with a social goal. Applicants are required to provide their active (valid in winter term 2016/2017 and/or summer term 2017)
• Team Applications: For team applications 50% of the founders have to be students of a Tunisian university. Here again, an active (valid in winter term 2016/2017 and/or summer term 2017) registration number from a Tunisian university or similar institution is necessary.
• Application is open for ideas not yet implemented as well as projects in the early state of implementation. Implemented projects can only be submitted if their founding date occurred after January 1, 2016.
• Any submitted projects must not have received significant formal start-up support before the submission date. As such, we understand formalized monetary support by an external party or external parties exceeding 3.000 € in value (e.g. angel investment, grants, prize money etc.).
• Projects submitted in previous years, excepting previous winning projects, can be resubmitted in 2017 as long as they fulfill all other requirements.
• In the evaluation process, only those projects can be considered that additionally fulfill all formal participation criteria, listed below.
• Only those applications can be considered, which are complete and have been submitted through our website by April 30th 2017 at midnight (Central Europe Time)
• The 8 finalists projects receive:
o Workspace at Startup Haus Tunis and El Space Social Innovation Hub.
o Professional support from July to August 2017
o Production of a short project video
• Out of the 8 finalists 3 winners of the Social Impact Award 2017 are selected. The winners receive:
o 3 Jury Awards: 4000 TND Per Winning Team
o 1 Community Award: Startup Mentoring Program
o Free access to the SIA Summit taking place in Belgrade in October/November 2017 with all SIA winners 2017 from all SIA countries (participation is obligatory for all winners, 1 member per team)

Formal criteria for application

An application to the Social Impact Award Tunisia 2017 must include the following elements in English or French
1) Application form
2) Project documents
3) Project summary (length: 1 A4 page)
*This list is tentative and subject to change until the application period begins.
Ad 1) Application Form
An application form for the Social Impact Award Tunisia 2017 can be found on the website. This application must be filled in and sent with all the other parts of the application by April 30th 2017 at 12:00 am at the latest.

Ad 2) Project Documents
The project documents should describe and present the submitted project or idea. They are open in format and can therefore consist of texts, concept papers, pictures, videos, PowerPoint presentations, etc. or a combination of these – you choose the format you want to communicate in.

These project documents are the basis of evaluation. Therefore, a person evaluating your project should be able to easily understand which social problem you are solving and in what way you are planning to do so. For a comprehensible presentation it often helps to assume that the receiver has no previous knowledge at all. Please bear in mind that the jury can only take limited time to evaluate your project, making a structured and comprehensible application essential.

Ad 3) Project Summary
A valid application has to include a project summary of max. one A4 page, which will be published on http://socialimpactaward.at during the evaluation process and in the competition’s final folder. By submitting this you allow the publication of this summary on our website. The summary should therefore describe the submitted project in a short and concise manner. This summary can be thought of as an executive summary in a project plan that highlights the essential parts of the submitted project idea.

To apply to the Social Impact Award Tunisia 2017, please send us all the documents via the application link by the submission deadline. Please note, the maximum combined size for all documents is 6MB!

Every successful application will be confirmed by email. If you do not receive a confirmation within 3 days of your application, please contact us.

Evaluation process

The nomination of the winning projects of the Social Impact Award Tunisia 2017 is carried out in different phases:

Screening

In the first evaluation phase, the project documents go through a pre-selection by the Social Impact Award screening team, resulting in a shortlist of projects.

The screening team in 2017 will consist of:
• Ahmed Hadhri , SIA Tunisia program Director
• Mariem Ben Maalem, Startup Haus Manager
• Amel Ben Ali, Head of Enpact in Tunisia
• Yahya Marzouk, SIA Tunisia National Coordinator
Note: This list is subject to change. Foreseeable changes will be reflected in a newer version of this document. In case of illness or other unforeseeable events, changes may not be accurately reflected.

Interviews

The respective project teams will be contacted in the second evaluation phase and invited to a short interview between May 1st and May 5th 2017. Preferably, these talks will take place in person at Startup Haus Tunis If this is not possible, interviews may be conducted via a Skype video call. The purpose of the interviews is to get to know the project teams better and to verify that teams are aware of all the requirements on their part in case they are winners.

Jury Voting (finalists)

After the interviews, a group of shortlisted applications will be selected. The list will be forwarded to the members of the expert local jury, who will rank the project ideas according to the criteria defined below. The 8 highest rated projects will be awarded as Social Impact Award Finalist 2017, winning an incubation ticket (see below).

Decisions are taken in closed sessions and are non-contestable. The finalists will be announced at May 25th 2017.

The 2017 Social Impact Award Jury in Tunisia will be announced in March 2017


Incubation

All finalists receive an incubation ticket. This ticket gives them access to a 2 months incubation program from July to August 2017. The ticket comprises:
• Workspace at Startup Haus Tunis and El space Social Innovation Hub
• Professional support by ENPACT from July to August 2017
• Production of a short project video
Participation in the incubation program is mandatory for all finalists.

Jury Voting (winners)

On the basis of finalists’ progress over summer the members of the expert local jury will rank the project ideas according to the criteria defined below. The 3 highest rated projects will be awarded with the Social Impact Award 2017, winning 4000 TND per team and free access to the SIA Summit 2017 in Belgrade.

Decisions are taken in closed sessions and are non-contestable. The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony at Startup Haus Tunis at September 28, 2017.


Community voting

One additional award will be given on the basis of online community voting. Finalist projects will be presented in short videos on the Social Impact Award website and on our YouTube channel. During the voting period, fans of the Social Impact Award will be able to vote for their favourite project online. The project that receives the most votes will be awarded the final Social Impact Award Stipend. You are encouraged to invite your family, friends, colleagues and business partners to support you by going on the website and voting for the projects they see as most promising. This way you can increase the awareness for your projects as well as for the many other worthy causes submitted.
It is not possible to win two Social Impact Awards. Should a project win the community voting and be selected as a winner by the Jury, the Jury award will be given to the next-highest ranked project as per jury voting.
Furthermore, please consider that participants of the community voting as well as their supporters are obliged to use and communicate the voting in the intended, ethical way. This includes but is not limited to the following rules:
• You should not ask your community to vote to the detriment of other projects
• You should not provide direct incentives - monetary, material, or otherwise - to encourage voting
• You should not vote on behalf of other people
• You should not vote using fake emails
• You should not create or use programs that automate the voting process
The Social Impact Award team reserves the right to disqualify projects on suspicion of voting process manipulation. Decisions in the evaluation process are non-contestable.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate your project by the screening-team and the expert jury. Each of the three dimensions is weighted equally.
1. Social Impact
1.1. What is the value the project provides to its target group and to society?
What is the impact the project generates for its beneficiaries and for society?
1.2. How relevant are the project’s goals in society?
How complex is the problem the project wants to solve?
1.3. Is the concept scalable i.e. is it capable of being transferred to other markets or target groups without losing efficiency or level of performance?
Is it planned to scale the project?

2. Innovation
2.1. Are novel means and methods used to reach the project’s goals?
Does the idea focus on a novel or disregarded problem?
2.2. Are the deployed means suitable to solve the addressed problems and do they exceed current solutions?

3. Feasibility
3.1. Does the project seem to be realistically implementable?
3.2. Are there precise goals and actions planned and are they comprehensible? Has the project team thought about long-term perspectives?
3.3. Has the project team thought about mobilizing other persons, marketing, PR and cooperation with other organisations?
3.5. Has the founding team the necessary financial resources to implement the project or do they have a plan on how to achieve them?
Does the project seem to be realistically implementable?
3.2. Are there precise goals and actions planned and are they comprehensible? Has the project team thought about long-term perspectives?
3.3. Has the project team thought about mobilizing other persons, marketing, PR and cooperation with other organisations?
3.4. Do the project’s founders seem to be able to seriously run the project and use a Social Impact Award support in a meaningful way?
3.5. Has the founding team the necessary financial resources to implement the project or do they have a plan on how to achieve them?
3.6. Has the founding team the necessary resources (know-how, skills, experience) to implement the project or do they have a plan on how to achieve them?

SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD TUNISIA 2017 – Submission Guidelines

You can download the guidlines document  Submission Guidelines SIA Tunisia 2017

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