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

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Design or continued utilization (via adaptation) of an internet platform ("idea space") for an international idea challenge for civic initiatives by a one-stop provider. The idea space of Advocate Europe is the model for a new idea space and its open source code should be the basis and be used for further development.
on Aug. 22, 2019
Invitation  |  Democracy  |  Review  |  Challenge  |  Lessons

“...because in Europe we all have to get involved.”

If you take the train to Oberhausen in the dark, you will see a message from afar: “Vielfalt ist unsere Heimat – Glück auf!” (“Diversity is our home – Good luck!”) shines through the night in bright, large illuminated letters.
on Aug. 14, 2019
Challenge  |  Lessons  |  Democracy

Celebrating five years of Advocate Europe – the people behind the projects - Julia-Lena Schröder

Julia-Lena Schröder is a professional design thinker, workshop facilitator and idea maker. She navigates the world, advocating basic income and supporting the communities and initiatives she believes in in the cultural and activist scenes.
on Aug. 1, 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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Our idea space collects all ideas that have been submitted in the three rounds of our idea challenge. You can filter the ideas along your interests and comment on them to share your feedback and expertise.

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Each of the seven winning ideas from all over Europe has received their funding to implement their project until September 2019. Stay updated on their progress with their project journey..

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