These projects and initiatives won the Advocate Europe idea challenge in 2015

POC21: An innovation camp bringing together 100+ makers, designers, engineers and scientists to prototype the fossil-free, zero-waste society. In Millemont.

Kitchen on the run: A travelling kitchen-container bringing together residents and refugees for evenings filled with storytelling and good food. In Bari, Deventer, Duisburg, France and Sweden.

FUTURE DOCS: A film festival as a platform for filmmakers and activists to jointly explore the human rights stories that are not told in Europe today – and, ultimately, to change this. In Warsaw.

Refugees Welcome: A website contributing to a new culture of welcome in Europe by matching refugees and residents with a free room in their homes. In Austria, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

Funding the cooperative city: A series of workshops about the new civic urban economy – financially sustainable models at the interface of urbanism and activism. Visions for the city of tomorrow. In Budapest, Madrid and Rome.

JobAct Europe Partner Program: A theatre programme tackling youth unemployment, empowering members of a ‘lost generation’ with a new sense of self-confidence. In Budapest, Florence, Madrid, Paris and Witten.

Refugees for co-creative cities: A cross-European exchange to co-create the urban environment by restoring abandoned buildings alongside refugees. In Helsinki, Ljubljana and Oberhausen.

Maidan the Aftermath: A movie, featuring young people’s authentic stories from the Maidan, at the centre of an EU-wide dialogue. Made in Ukraine, shown across the EU.

Growth Initiative: A workshop encounter building bridges between change agents in municipalities, civil society and the private sector to tackle energy transition. In Bottrop and Thessaloniki.

Politix: An online platform establishing a feedback mechanism between citizens and MEPs. Reporting about EU bills in concise and understandable language. In Brussels and online.


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Ideaspace Winners 2015.