URI, EPR Innovation Prize 2017 winner  -Picture by Frank ‘t Hart

Celebrating mutual learning and continuous improvement…

Each year we launch our Innovation Prize call when our members are encouraged to send us the good practices, methods or products they think are outstanding that year or they feel to be particularly innovative and useful for the service users. The best practice can be of any type (a service, a programme, a methodology, a tool, …) and related to all areas of service provided by EPR members. The practice shall be submitted within the scope of time comprised between the last awarding ceremony and the next, they will be eligible for the prize.

One application can be submitted on behalf of an individual or a team. Members are asked to submit one practice per year

Collected practices will be included in the our products catalogue and published on our website.  The winner, as judged by our EPR Centre’s Coordinators, is awarded the Prize during the Annual Conference (20/09/18).

The Winner will present the practice to the audience and receive a 1000€ prize (to attend EPR events), including return tickets and 1 night accommodation to attend the Annual Conference.

Selection procedure for 2018 

Centre coordinators have received the guidelines and application form. Deadline for applications: 5th June 2018

The practices are evaluated on the following criteria:

§  Needs driven (Does the practice address a clearly identified unmet need?)

§  Systematic Approach (Are the problem, the milestones and outcomes well specified?)

§  Stakeholders’ involvement (Is the practice centred on the user? Do other stakeholders have a role in the initiative?)

§  Direct Impact (Is the impact on beneficiaries obvious and clearly demonstrated?)

§  Strategic/wider impact (Has the initiative derived important lessons learned? Can it be transferred to other centres/target groups or generalised to the sector?)

§  Practicality (Is the initiative cost-effective and easy to implement?)

§  Inventiveness/Creativity (Does the initiative include new ways of thinking or working?)

For more information please contact Mirko Miceli at mmiceli@epr.eu.

Previous Winners:

  • Introduction of socio-cultural activities in the vocational rehabilitation program with the aim to increase the quality of life of people with disabilities Evalda Bizjak, URI, Slovenia.
  • Serious Games Chrissi Kotretsou, Theotokos Foundation, Greece.
  • Dundalk Football Supporters Club, Stephen Caraher, RehabCare, Ireland.
  • The online intervention the Growth Factory: Developing a Growth Mind set!, Petra Helmond, Pluryn (Winner 2014)