Who is behind this?

Kateryna Botanova

Garage Gang



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

An ongoing lab for imagining sustainable European future that gets together artists, environmentalists, social entrepreneurs and urban activists from Ukraine, Switzerland and Iceland. The EU “outsiders”, who believe in the idea of wider Europe of value, shall think and create together.

Where will your idea take place?

Kyiv, Ukraine, Basel, Switzerland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Why does Europe need your idea?

The Future Lab looks out of the box of the 28 EU-members and their immediate problems with the eyes of young interdisciplinary team of innovators and creators set with the idea to create a Europe of their dreams and ideas.

What is your impact?

We want to stimulate a network of people, institutions and education facilities as well as a network of ideas on political margins of the EU, reinventing, rethinking and recreating the idea(s) of Europe for the future. The direct goal of the project is coming up with multiple unimaginable futures for Europe put up for public debate. We also aim at the feeling of belonging to the European future and a shared responsibility for it regardless of the direct political agenda. The further goal is to have Turkish, Belorussian and Russian partners joining in.

How do you get there?

Through mixing together young people with different professional backgrounds, different cultural and political experiences, people, coming from the countries with very little connection between themselves and a special relations to Europe. The only limitations for their work would be - to have no limits. And by this also to make the existing limits and shortcomings of the idea of Europe visible and present.
24 people, 3 cities, 3 weeks
brain-storms, visualizations, open debates
growing online snowball of ideas
final event/exhibition

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 160000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

University settings will provide for a community sharing experience. The same goes for participants, each being an anchor to the relevant community. Public debates and strong media presence in all the countries shall ensure ideas multiplication and social impact.



Idea created on April 12, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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