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Congratulations to our entire community in the challenge for democracy in Europe

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Are you curious about which ideas will win this year's challenge? Register here and we will keep you informed. The winners will be announced in July. Each of them will receive funding of up to € 50,000, mentoring and support.

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Since 2014 we have collected more than 1,500 ideas from 42 European countries, connected 49,745 people on our online platform and invested in 18 winning initiatives that pilot new answers for a common European future.

A map of ideas

After reading 475 applications for this year’s call, we tried to get a bigger picture. How do the ideas reflect on our topic of democracy in Europe? Where do they come from? Are there trends? We mapped them here in sketches.

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We’re still amazed by the variety of ideas that have reached us for our challenge. Our idea space collects them all. You can filter the ideas along your interests and comment on them to share your feedback and expertise.


Democracy  |  Review

Sketching ideas for democracy

With our call, we received 475 ideas on democracy in Europe. We see democracy as a work in progress so we made sketches - preliminary drawings - of words and themes to get a deeper understanding of the ideas we received.
on March 21, 2018
Invitation  |  Review

Questions along our journey

Over the past months our journey at Advocate Europe took us from Berlin to Warsaw, from Brussels to Athens. We captured some of the questions that guided us along the way.
on Jan. 31, 2018

What does it take to respond?

Europe's challenges pose manifold questions. How can we become responsible and find answers for a Europe defined by possibilities, not by limits? Examples from civil society.
on Nov. 29, 2017

Advocate Europe is an idea challenge realised by MitOst and Liquid Democracy, funded by Stiftung Mercator.