The Essl Social Prize Nomination Committee is instructed to nominate out- standing and efficient social projects by social entrepreneurs.
To be nominated social projects by social entrepreneurs have to fulfil the following stringent criteria:
- high quality standard for social projects
- a focus on relief in need
- assurance that the greater part of the funds will be used for the social
project itself (with spending on administration being kept as low as
The nominations will be submitted to the Essl Social Prize Selection Committee.
The final decision regarding the projects to be nominated lies with the executive board of the “Martin and Gerda Essl Social Prize Charitable Private Foundation”, who will comply with the proposals of the Essl Social Prize Nomination Committee.
To avoid any kind of intervention, information about nominees, persons nominating and the entire process will be treated as confidental for a period of 50 years.