Democracy and participation, We aim to deal with various topics regarding politics and society in Europe but take under consideration aspects of gender, sex, race and body.

Do it herself - Europe!


Who is behind this?

Angelika Atzinger



Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

The project provides spaces for discussion, visualizes participation and develops strategies to act and to influence society and politics in Europe. The project adresses girls and young women and intends to deal with dimensions of gender/sex/race/body in contexts of society and politics in a broad sense. We specifically plan sessions, workshops and open spaces to reflect and act on the topics. Girls will be encouraged and empowered to shape Europe.

Where will your idea take place?

Amazone ist located in Bregenz, AT. Our network extends to neighbouring regions in DE/CH.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Democracy aims at considering everyone, but certain voices are unlikely to be heard. Our idea wants to make voices of girls and young women (regardless of origin, social status or religion) audible. Thus, their ideas are an important contribution to democracy in Europe and support political change.

What is your impact?

The project is based on the idea of girls speaking out and acting in order to shape society and politics in Europe. Consequently, these girls can be role models to other girls. The projects provides girls with necessary tools and strategies. Our vision is a Europe open for girls to speak out loud.

How do you get there?

Our approaches are based on the everyday lives of girls. Methods are always developed in interaction with girls themselves. Furthermore, we already have a network of peer girls who get involved in the process. In order to enable and to empower girls to act for a democratic Europe we provide different kinds of workshops, sessions and forms of mentoring (self&confidence, input sessions, train the trainer, peerTOpeer, reflection). Approaches stay flexible and are constantly adjusted to needs.

What is your story?

We have been active in contexts of youth for two decades now and have always taken gender issues into consideration. When it comes to political actions, we have learnt that it is crucial to open spaces where girls can reflect politics and society and where they can develop action strategies.

Who are you doing it for?

We want to reach girls (aged 10-18), peerGirls and young women (aged 14-25), multipliers/people working in the field and the public (media reporting, social media, participatory channels)

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Every kind of advice or feedback is always welcome!



Idea created on Jan. 19, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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