Take part in SEOC 2022
with Fondazione Vincenzo Casillo

Fondazione Vincenzo Casillo is the promoter of the teachings of Vincenzo Casillo, founder of the Casillo Group, a world leader food company in the processing and distribution of durum wheat.

Fondazione Vincenzo Casillo supports initiatives that create the basis for a healthy and productive social fabric, restoring the value to the territory where Vincenzo Casillo worked: Puglia. 

For this third edition of the Social Enterprise Open Camp Fondazione Vincenzo Casillo supports the participation in the training event of - up to- 15 people who live and study / work in Puglia.

Who can participate

If you live and study / work in Puglia and belong to one of the following categories: 

  • entrepreneurs and social innovators 
  • recent graduates and undergraduates interested in approaching social economy and impact investing.
  • international cooperation operators*
  • operators in the world of associations*

If you are a member of an NGO, social cooperative/enterprise, association or start-up, you can submit the fact sheet of your organization (optional)

*maximum two members from the same organization


To join the challenge and be selected it is necessary to:

  • apply to the call for applications accessing seoc2022challenge.apply-idea360.com/fondazione-casillo
  • submit the CV
  • submit one of the following contributions chosen by the candidate:
    • an essay (max. 1000 characters including spaces)
    • a short video (max. 3 minutes)
    • a presentation (max. 5 slides)


giving your point of view on the role and potential that technology, transformation, and digital innovation can play in the development of social economy models (highlighting opportunities as well as any obstacles). 


The challenge will be open from 12.00 pm on 11 August to 11.59 pm on 25 September 2022.

The documents submitted by the candidates will be reviewed by Fondazione Opes-Lcef and by Consorzio Nazionale CGM which, at their sole discretion, will select 

  • up to 15 candidates for Fondazione Vincenzo Casillo scholarships
  • Applications phase 2: from 11 August h 12.00 pm to 25 September h 11.59 pm 
  • Selection phase 2 of the scholarship winners and notification: by 28 September 2022 by individual e-mail to each recipient.
  • Finalization of registration: those selected will receive a code to complete their registration and participation in the Social Enterprise Open Camp 2022. The winners should finalize their participation no later than 5 October by filling out the form on the website www.socialopencamp.org  (in order to complete the process, follow the instructions on the site, pay a symbolic contribution of € 50.00 to support the activities of the organizers, send a copy of the bank transfer and your personal data to the e-mail address indicated).


If not all the scholarships will be awarded, the organizers reserve the right to open a second phase of the challenge.

Scholarship includes*
  • Participation in all the activities planned by the Social Enterprise Open Camp - Tech for Change & Social Impact
  • Room and board in the affiliated facilities in Matera with accommodation in a double room (with the possibility of choosing your roommate) 
  • Return bus travel Bari - Matera on 21 October and on 24 October 2022
  • Check-in on the evening of 21 October and check-out on the morning of 24 October 2022
Scholarship does not include
  • Travel from your residence to Bari
  • Travel from Bari to your residence
  • Anything not expressly mentioned in “Scholarship includes”.

* The selectees will be asked to donate a symbolic contribution of € 50 to support the activities of the organizers.