A “EUROPE Temple” by Citizens for Citizens / Ein …


Who is behind this?

Wilhelm Koch

Stiftung Glyptothek Etsdorf Oberpfalz



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

A collaborative project, a joint achievement as a symbol of 2,500 years of democracy and for the European Idea. Visible from the European Route E50 Paris-Prague a “Temple of Culture” is being erected on the theme of EUROPE. A forum for creative artists with changing exhibitions and events.

Where will your idea take place?

Etsdorf, Oberpfalz, Bayern

Why does Europe need your idea?

The theme of EUROPE is complex and many-facetted and is continuously evolving. It is important to continually observe the progress of this idea. Usually only finances, bureaucracy and politics command center stage. What we are lacking is a venue where those who create culture – artists, musicians, architects, creative minds ... – can express themselves on the subject of EUROPE and display their works. We are in the process of creating this venue – doing so from the bottom up and well away from urban areas. The idea advocated by Beuys of the “Social Sculpture” fits our vision perfectly.

What is your impact?

We want to create a permanent home for creativity and for creative artists whose theme is EUROPE. In full view of the European Route E50 Paris-Prague a “Cultural Rest Area” is being created for Europe. The project has been evolving over the last twelve years – and continues to do so – from “the bottom up”. A “Temple of Europe” by citizens for citizens. Making EUROPE visible in a creative way!

How do you get there?

- A foundation has been set up
- There is a “Friends of the Temple of Europe” Association and there are many helpers and interested people
- There is a building site and building permission has been granted 
- We have already set up a museum for this project in which we present background history, information and references – see TEMPLE MUSEUM Etsdorf
- Spreading the word about our project through the media, events and via our homepage is very important to us
- Temporary exhibitions on specific themes will be held in the TEMPLE MUSEUM
- Company Sponsorship is an important aim

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 1000000,-

Total budget

Major expenses



Koch Wilhelm

Idea created on April 13, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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