Frequently asked questions

Firstly, all applications must undergo an eligibility check, which will be done by the Award Secretariat. All eligible applications will then be ranked by some members of the Covenant on Demographic change in a way that public authority Members will review the applications submitted in the public authorities category, non-for-profit organisation Members will review those submitted in the non-for-profit category and for-profit organization Members will review those submitted for the for-profit category. In the next stage, applications will be reviewed by selection panel composed of SEED consortium leaders and two Vice-Presidents of the Covenant on Demographic Change, who will select 3 best applications per category. In the final phase, the high EU level jury will do the final selection of the Award winners in each Category Award. 

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The contact person in the application can be an administrative person. However, the person submitting the application confirms that they have the rights to distribute the content used in your application.

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No, the best 10 applications per category will be published on the project's website and will also be promoted by the European Commission. Winners and finalists are invited to showcase their product or service at the Awards Ceremony in spring 2018 where they will be celebrated for their achievements. Winning teams will also receive an Award bearer logo and exclusive photographs from the event. This will be a unique opportunity to network & exchange with other innovators and Silver Economy leaders. The finalist and winning solutions will be further promoted by the European Commission and SEED partners in the media, on websites, in newsletters and through other promotional material.

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As a minimum requirement regarding deployment prospects, applicants must at least be capable of identifying opportunities for uptake of the innovation pursued within a discernible deployment domain or market segment.

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In the framework of the 1st award edition there will be no prize money award, instead there will be a high level award ceremony for all the finalists and winners, where the best solutions will be presented and promoted. 

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Please note that draft applications can only be saved if mandatory fields marked with a * are filled in. You can enter “xxx” or any other substitute in order to be able to save a draft. All entries can be changed again when you revisit your draft application. In case you still have problems, please contact the award secretariat at: info@silvereconomyawards.eu

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The number of applications per entity is unlimited, you can apply with several different innovative products/services.  You need to send a separate application for each of them. 

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There will be one award per category. The award has three categories: public authority, non-for-profit organization, for profit organization.

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The Award finalists will be publicly announced on the 9thof April 2018 and will be invited to present their innovations during the Awards Ceremony, which is planned to be held in Brussels (Belgium) in spring 2018. The final decision of the winner for each of the categories will be announced at the event.

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The Awards Secretariat is available to help you to clarify questions related to filling in the form. You can contact them at: info@silvereconomyawards.eu

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Your application will not be judged on its linguistic quality but on its content. Applications must be clear, comprehensive and understandable, but the level of English itself is not one of the evaluation criteria and it will not affect the decision of the evaluation committee. 

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Application forms must be completed in English. No other languages will be accepted. 

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