Annual award for the best iniative in civil society
|Coordinator||FORUM - IDÉBURNA ORGANISATIONER MED SOCIAL INRIKTNING|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 50 000|
|Project duration||October 2018 - January 2019|
Purpose and goal
"Årets initiativ" is the non-profit sector´s award for social efforts. Behind the prize is the National Forum for voluntary organisations together with IBM and Mötesplats Social Innovation. With Årets initiativ we want to highlight the importance of civil society´s social innovations. The winner of Årets initiativ 2018 was announced on the International Voluntary day on December 5th, at a gala with about 150 participants. Both before and after the awards ceremony, Årets initiativ received great dissemination in social media, newsletters and among members of the National Forum.
Expected results and effects
Based on the purpose of highlighting the importance of civil society´s social innovations, we met the following goals: The three finalists received a lot of attention before, during and after the International Voluntary day (December 5). Information about Årets initiativ 2018 was distributed effectively. Over 300 people nominated different initiatives (it is close to 10 times as much as in previous years). The winner was highlighted in a press release that reached 394 views, which also received coverage in social media. Årets initiativ became well-known among Forums members.
Planned approach and implementation
During the autumn of 2018, Forum worked to gather nominations. In total, Forum received nominations from 320 people who nominated different initiatives. Forum sorted out the 10 best initiatives, then a jury chose three initiatives out of the 10 best that went on to the final, and at last the jury presented the one initiative that received the award of 2018.