The 8 winning teams are working on their ideas for democracy in Europe.

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"If we look for enemies instead of educating society, women will never succeed."

Tímea Szabó, 43, was a journalist and humanitarian worker before making her way into politics. She is now an MP and co-president of Dialogue for Hungary, an opposition party fighting against Viktor Orbán’s authoritarian regime.
on March 18, 2019

“I’m restless and not only fighting at the mine.”

Elena Maslova, 45, has spent most of her adult life operating an underground mine hoist in Kryviy Ryh, central Ukraine. She also fights for workers rights and is an active member of the miner’s trade union.
on March 18, 2019
Invitation  |  Democracy  |  Lessons

Six bits of advice for crafting your “impact stories” for policy conversations

Following up our previous story “Advocating Europe: Inspiring the EU bubble with impact stories from civil society”, we share a few hints on how to get to your impact story to fuel new kinds of policy conversations.
on March 7, 2019

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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.

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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.

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