Environment, Urban development



Who is behind this?

Antoine Kersse

Institut Palmyre



Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Combine active heritage renovation and slow tourism.
Tackle the challenges faced by declining territories.
Experiment new modes of human settlement, alternative ways of living and sustainable economic developments.
Make use of existing roads and digital paths to build a large network of reinvested places and inspiring projects.
Export and share tools, knowledges and successful experiences.
Re-map Europe through these connected micro-urbanities.

Where will your idea take place?

Every emblematic abandoned building sitting on a european historical path is a potential location.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Funduq strengthens democracy in Europe by giving chance to rich ideas for preservation and transformation of our living and historical environment. It opens the ground for new solidarities, shared cultural considerations and enhanced local energies. It focuses on individuals rather than masses.

What is your impact?

Funduq gathers digital and physical networks of places and projects.
It maps the abandoned buildings that public/private owners make available and selects the most relevant revitalization initiatives.
The physical network acts as a diffuse laboratory for both local and european explorations.

How do you get there?

Funduq first implements the platform to build a large network of partnerships, places, and people.
Simultaneously, it launches a first prototype to plainly understand juridical, economical and renovation challenges.
It then develops expertises to evaluate the potentials of each place and idea, and sets up rules and tools to frame each operation.
It finally establishes strong collaborations with local and european actors to facilitate the projects' development.

What is your story?

As young europeans, we regret to see the small villages we grew-up in slowly declining, the peaceful ideal we focus in disappearing. Funduq is a nice alternative to urban life and may become the ground for futur explorations, projects with strong social and cultural impacts and a sustainable growth.

Who are you doing it for?

Funduq offers to every young people with challenging initiatives the opportunity to develop their projects.
It helps owners to renovate their properties for the collective interest.
It offers to declining territories and their inhabitants new perspectives of development.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Will Funduq find people ready to invest abandoned places to build up their ideas and projects ? How can Funduq gain the trust of public/private owners ? What kind of services, infrastructures and tools would both expect from such an initiative ?



Idea created on Jan. 15, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 15, 2018

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