NEW IDEAS FOR DEMOCRACY

Thank you for 475 applications from all over Europe

Discover ideas

Community Award

View the winner

Hooray! Our community has chosen its favourite idea from 475 proposals: The Community Award goes to the idea “Establishment of marine litter recycling stations” from Greece. Congratulations on start-up funding of €1,000 and a place on our shortlist!

Our impact

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

Watch your favourite ideas

Take the opportunity to discuss new ideas for democracy in Europe! Follow the ideas you find intriguing and comment on the proposed topics and methods. Share your feedback with our online community and expand your network.

Stay updated

Are you curious which ideas will win this year's challenge? Register here and we will keep you informed. The winners will be announced in July. Each of them receives funding of up to € 50,000, mentoring and support.

Stories

Democracy

What does it take to respond?

Europe's challenges pose manifold questions. How can we become responsible and find answers for a Europe defined by possibilities, not by limits? Examples from civil society.
on Nov. 29, 2017
Democracy

Ideas on democracy

What is your game-changing idea for Europe? 18 winners of our challenge have piloted projects since 2014. Discover four of them focusing on democracy and get inspired for this year's challenge.
on Nov. 29, 2017
Invitation

Weaving connections – A collective European tale

An invitation & introduction
on Nov. 1, 2017

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