Criteria for and obligations of the prize-winners:
The winners of the Essl Sozial Prize are social entrepreneurs who must have translated into reality a social project which is:
- exceptional by international standards,
- sustainable and
The prize-winners have to undertake that all the funds granted under the prize (by the foundation and from third-party donations, if any) will be used:
- or targeted relief in need
- and subject to a report on the use of funds.
For the next few years the prize-winners agree, at no charge, to act as co-judges in the process of selecting future winners of the Essl Social Prize, seeking to help in identifying on an annual basis special social projects which comply with the sponsoring criteria.