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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.



From Oikomedia to Sisters of Europe

Elina Makri, one of the minds behind Sisters of Europe - an empowerment project to inspire and better connect women across Europe, through 17 personal stories, a series of events and a list of concrete proposals - tells us about data and cross-border journalism, and the importance of chasing after your dreams.
on Feb. 20, 2019

Ideas in action - meet our winning initiatives for Democracy in Europe

There is more happening in Europe than what makes the headlines. Beyond the suffocating surge of right-wing populism, BREXIT or the criminalisation of the pan-european "Fridays for Future" movement, civil society and social movements are making positive change happen on a local and international scale. Because this should no longer be left unnot...
on Jan. 22, 2019

ADVOCATING EUROPE: Inspiring the EU bubble with impact stories from civil society

Civil society ideas belong in European “policy conversations”.
on Jan. 22, 2019

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