12 January 2017

Incluusion and Taste before you Waste winners of the Societal Impact Award 2016

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance strongly believes that research and education should have societal impact. And every year, staff at the faculty prove their commitment to this aim. Whether as part of their work at the faculty or through ancillary activities outside the faculty or a combination of the two, they contribute in many different ways to tackling and helping to solve social issues. 

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance has created the Societal Impact Award in order to highlight the societal impact of work by staff and students to show appreciation of the staff and students concerned.

Winners 2016

This year the Impact Award is handed out to Marij Swinkels, Hilke Grootelaar and Elena Valbusa for the project Incluusion and to student Francesca Ali for the project Taste before you waste.

The jury - prof. Anna Gerbrandy, prof. Judith van Erp en prof. Frank Verbeeten - was very impressed by the quality of the projects:

Incluusion is professionally run, has an actual impact and goes above and beyond the normal duties of employees.
Hilke Grootelaar, Elena Valbusa & Marij Swinkels of Incluusion
Taste before you waste is a grassroots movement  and has substantial goals to radically change society. It  is reaching much further than just raising awareness.
Francesca Ali of Taste before you waste
Francesca Ali of Taste before you waste

The price is a sum of € 1,000 to spend on the project, a voucher for the Colour Kitchen and a Societal Impact Chocolate Bar of Tony’s Chocolonely. The award was presented to the winners by prof. Maarten van Bottenburg at the New Year's reception of the faculty on 12 January 2017.

More information about the award and all nominees: Societal Impact Award.