Democracy and participation, Communities, Social Movements

27 sisters: Women and power in today’s Europe.


Who is behind this?

Elina Makri



Who is joining forces?

Cafebabel Berlin


Babel International Association



So far, Oikomedia has managed grants (fundraised by its own team) but managed them through the legal entity of which closely cooperates with Oikomedia and part of its team work for SciFY,

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

A website displaying interviews of 27 engaged European women of our times (writers, politicians, activists, artists etc) unveiling their personal stories and how they struggled with issues such as equal pay or sexism but also their vision for Europe.
A series of "agora of women", in order to create a network of women, spread new ideas & brainstorm possible changes through "cahiers de solutions".
A final “cahier of solutions” a list of recommendations will be brought to the European Parliament

Where will your idea take place?

The 4 agoras, will be organized in Berlin, Athens, Paris, Warsaw.

Why does Europe need your idea?

To empower women is to strengthen democracy. Equality between women & men is one of the EU's founding values. It goes back to 1957 in the Treaty of Rome (principle of equal pay for equal work). However, in 2017, men & women are still not equal within Europe.

What is your impact?

A network of determined and influential women in Europe with a vision for Europe,
Their portraits and stories, documented in a platform
Political impact through the discussions in the 4 “debating” cities & the EP
A reminder format to the younger women of their role as guardians of the democracy.

How do you get there?

We have to create the perfect complementarity between digital & analog. An open-community website displaying interviews & pictures of inspirational women, to be followed by concrete actions in real life: discussions in agora & networking. An on-the-ground network, with as much as possible political impact. We intent to adopt a different tone, that is personal, positive & solution-oriented, far from the current victimization trap (the latest #metoo campaign, tends to disorientate).

What is your story?

The coverage of women issues in EU is still confronted with injustices, we want to change it + The internal crisis within EU is not over but the breaking points (moments that once upon history, a war was declared) is behind us. An evidence that women participation has a decisive impact in history.

Who are you doing it for?

For European Women, in order to inspire, give them confidence and the feeling that they can achieve anything. Raise awareness to younger woman that in history not only arms, wars or men shaped Kingdoms or Empires. Determined women shaped the destiny of societies and ethnicities.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Depending the area one is coming from Europe, the apperceptions, the influences over what is important for Europe, the place and the gravity of feminism into the European history, changes. We need the feedback from the Community. What they consider important for the well being of their societies.





Idea created on Jan. 16, 2018
Last edit on May 22, 2018