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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 25 winning initiatives that pilot new answers for a common European future.

All 475 democracy ideas

We’re still amazed by the variety of applications 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.

What happens next

Each of the seven winning ideas from all over Europe receives funding of up to € 50,000 to implement the project until September 2019. We’ll mentor the teams along their way, e.g. on our network meeting this autumn.



The Tools that Shape Us

Following the blog entry on Liquid Democracy, we continue the discussion of digital democracy and the role of civil society in its development with a contribution by Anja Adler.
on Aug. 14, 2018
Review  |  Challenge  |  Lessons

6 tips on writing a project application

Through our work with idea challenges we have read more than 1,500 project applications so far. We are often asked to share feedback, so here’s a collection of tips from those experiences.
on Aug. 2, 2018
Review  |  Challenge  |  Lessons

Looking into our idea challenge

Have a look at the path taken by our call for democracy ideas from the beginning last autumn until today’s winners’ announcement. Here’s the lookbook of our visuals by designer Michael Meissner.
on July 19, 2018

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