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 to collect and promote good practices, products and methods. 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. Organisations are of course welcomed to submit more than one good practice!

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

Selection procedure for 2018 coming up soon!

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)