Participation in the "GET ACTIVE Social Business Award" initiative
The world does not change on its own: GET ACTIVE!
If you want to make a difference, you have to take action - this is the motto of the annual GET ACTIVE Social Business Award, which calls for submissions of projects or project ideas.
In 2020, the Get active Social Business Award will focus on the environment and recycling, equal treatment of women, social inclusion and the question of how we can further strengthen our social sector in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 13th time already, the founders of the initiative - Coca-Cola, the daily newspaper "Der Standard" and the NPO and SE Competence Center of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration as well as the media partner 4Gamechangers - are calling for social entrepreneurship.
Virtually anyone can take part: companies, non-profit organizations, groups of committed people and ambitious individuals. In the course of the competition, the ideas must be worked out in the form of a business plan ready for implementation. On the basis of this plan, a decision-making committee uses clearly defined assessment criteria to select the most worthy projects in the field of social entrepreneurship, which are then supported with a substantial financial injection.
The NPO & SE Competence Centre is responsible for the pre-selection of the submitted projects, is represented on the jury and carries out the accompanying evaluation of the winning projects.
In January 2021, the winning project of the GASBA 2020 was announced at the digital final: The winner is Sindbad Social Business Vienna with their project ÜBAFLIEGER! The project brings young people in inter-company apprenticeships (ÜBA) together with companies looking for apprentices, thus building bridges. With mentors from these companies, the young people receive the necessary support to complete the apprenticeship and then find a job. Thanks to Sindbad, more than one thousand young people have already been successfully guided through their apprenticeship, but the drop-out rate of the ÜBA is still 44%. With the new mentoring programme "ÜBAFLIEGER", this number will hopefully soon be reduced!
More information on Sindbad can be found here.
The NPO Competence Center will evaluate this project in the course of 2022.