Empowering Yourope!


Who is behind this?

Laura Weiss Ferreiro

IdeasBrocolis - Seeding Sustainable Change



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Europe’s got talent! That kind of talent that it takes to help solve the really big and complex problems of our time. However, in our society, the majority of young adults end their educational career not knowing how to tap their true potential. We are about to change that.

Where will your idea take place?

Karlskrona, Sweden

Why does Europe need your idea?

Being experienced practitioners in a vast set of tools and capacities for changemakers, our team will pick the best of these methods to create a changemaker-toolkit together with our participants. In addition to the methods mentioned above, Theory U, Graphic Facilitation & Collaborative Gaming are an inherent part of the overall design of the program.
Our project will be beneficial for Europe, as we are creating a network of changemakers from different countries, cultures and backgrounds that have the capacity to work together to solve the big issues of our time. From our point of view, the ability to cooperate to solve complex problems is crucial.
Our intention is to implement the core of this project into the mainstream educational system and into the NGO sector in the long run.

What is your impact?

A successful outcome would mean to have a profound impact in the participants lives, just like our lives were transformed and enriched by all the tools, know-how, the sense of community and the leadership we have experienced and that will be part of this 10-day program.

The design of the program is such that the participants will carry its seeds to their home countries so that they may sprout all over Europe. A year from now, many more people will be equipped with a changemaker-toolkit to shape their future.

Hence, there will be numerous social and ecological projects arising from this program. The network of changemakers that is created will allow collaboration involving people from numerous countries in Europe, tackling the great challenges of our time together.

How do you get there?

-Creation of the detailed design of the project.
-Creation of a webpage for the program to inform and invite participants across Europe.
-The 25 most motivated participants will be selected by country and background.
-A 10 day-program will be held in August in a retreat centre in nature. Overview in days and methodologies used:
1: Getting to know & intentions.
2-3: Your relation to NATURE: Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development & Deep Ecology.
4-5: Relation to PEOPLE: Non-Violent Communication & Art of Hosting.
6-7: Relation to YOURSELF: Personal Development & Coaching Journey.
8-9: Relation to your PROJECT: Business Model You & Project Management.
10: Final toolkit, next steps & evaluation.
-Further support and coaching for participants. Evaluation of program impact.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Firstly, we would like to use this community as an additional network to spread the word about our project so as to reach even more young adults. Secondly, if anyone feels as though they wish to contribute to this project by offering your skills, write us! We are always open for collaboration.


Laura Weiss

Idea created on April 6, 2015
Last edit on Jan. 16, 2016