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Liquid Democracy

Why democratic structures and digitisation should go hand in hand: Liquid Democracy won our idea challenge back in 2012 and has become a main partner in implementing Advocate Europe. Here, they share the vision built so strongly into their name.
on June 8, 2018
Democracy  |  Challenge

Shaping ideas for Europe

In our challenge, the people behind our shortlist met to explore, evolve and experiment with their ideas. Get a glimpse in our Idea Challenge Camp in Kyiv where we debated democracy in Europe.
on May 16, 2018
Democracy  |  Review  |  Challenge

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

Our impact

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.

Coming up next

Our interdisciplinary jury will review all project proposals of our shortlist and select up to twelve ideas. We'll announce the winners in July. Each of them will receive funding of up to € 50,000, mentoring and support.

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