The Hans Sauer Award 2018 supports the best and most innovative Social Labs in Europe by comparing their work and offering their creators a transnational exchange.

According to a fixed set of criteria a team of experts evaluated and compared concepts and practices of Social Labs.

In March 2018, the finalists were invited to the Social Design Elevation Days 2018 in Munich. During this multi-day experimental format, labs, their projects, perspectives and successes were presented, and networking activities took place.