Democracy and participation, Communities

CoCreActive – Online/Offline Participation Process


Who is behind this?

Stephan Bettzieche



Who is joining forces?

BenE München e.V.


Gemino GmbH


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

In times of great challenges and increasing polarization, democracy needs to evolve. CoCreActive enables everyone to contribute their creativity in an enthusiastic way toward the development of future-safe solutions. Our innovative online/offline participation process solves conflicts, promotes cooperative spirit, and empowers people to jointly experience the emergence of concrete results. Near consensus solutions are jointly borne by all participants and thus easier to implement.

Where will your idea take place?

Not only the digital participation can take place everywhere, but the offline gatherings as well.

Why does Europe need your idea?

We approach the people directly: experts and stakeholders. We listen to their priorities and ideas. Together we create solutions that most people can agree with because they contributed, rated, took action, assumed responsibility. Online tools publicize discussions and we sustain a human level.

What is your impact?

Fun. Results. Us learning how to take our project to the next level. People learning new social communication/interaction skills. People asking to use those skills in other aspects of their lives. People actively telling others about the project.

How do you get there?

We ran the CoCreActive process in Munich on education & digitalization; the output will promote lighthouse projects. We will also use the process to involve hundreds of people in Munich for a sustainability conference. Many perspectives and creative ideas will lead to actions. Participants in those projects will talk to their friends, peers, etc. elsewhere and spark interest in a process that is fun, creative and productive. Then we can address larger groups to scale up (in a fractal mode).

What is your story?

We envision a society that jointly utilizes its potentials to find solutions for the challenges of our time. We cultivate a readiness to integrate various perspectives in a judgement-free way, toward peaceful solutions that consider everyone’s needs.

Who are you doing it for?

Our project principally addresses all people. Initially, the primary target groups are active members of civil society, companies & associations, as well as communal policy makers and management.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

All kinds of experiences with different participation models and the Systemic Consensus principle.




Juergen Olbricht


Idea created on Jan. 14, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 16, 2018

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