Innovation Contest

Volunteering in times of digital change: new approaches and innovating ideas

Apply now until 14.3.2021!

With the Innovation Contest, we want to show which innovative ways and concepts there are, to improve and develop voluntary commitment in the digital world. Whether it's bright campaigns that draw attention to volunteering opportunities or a new way of implementing engagement in an innovative way - we are looking for formats that rethink and implement civic engagement.  In addition to those formats, we are also interested in the subject areas they are innovating in. We believe volunteering in these areas strengthens social cohesion - let's find out exactly how! 

Yannick Lebert

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Happy to receive your ideas and to help


As part of the European Volunteering Capital Berlin 2021, we are looking for ideas that are somewhat connected to Berlin. In the innovation contest, the focus is on engagement in times of digital change. We are looking for innovative formats of engagement, most of which are digital, but do not have to be exclusively digital.

Your submissions (only in German, alas) will be presented here on the website from April onwards, and the best 10 will also be supported with funding of 1,500 euros each. Please note that funding is only available for organisations recognized as non-profit. You can read more about how we came to this decision here.   

The Innovation Contest will be held in German. Nevertheless, we would like to make it possible for English-speaking organisations in Berlin to tell us more about their innovative forms of engagement. Please use the email contact and answer the following questions:  

A) What innovative digital formats for volunteering do you use?  
B) In what areas are your organisations involved and how do you strengthen social cohesion through this?  

We are looking forward to your ideas.