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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.



Sylwia Spurek: Let’s give a voice back to all women

“Every week my desk is covered with cases of women and girls who were left behind, left alone by their state – victims of domestic violence, victims of a dysfunctional alimony system, victims of flawed state-support for people with disabilities, victims of a brutal healthcare system. These are the victims of intersectional discrimination.” A spe...
on Jan. 15, 2019

Reclaiming the urban space for a sustainable future

IPoP: institute for spatial policies. What sounds like an interstellar matter is in fact very much down to Earth. While accessible space in cities is becoming scarce - because of privatisation, gentrification, revitalisation and commercialisation - physical possibilities for citizens to shape their urban surroundings also shrink. How do we make...
on Jan. 9, 2019

2018 Democracy Reading List

"Rule by the people" "Dictatorship of the majority" "System of processing political conflicts" "Checks and balances" "Free and fair elections" "Rule of law" – All democracy?
on Dec. 19, 2018

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