Needdo: Social Innovation Program


Who is behind this?

Ignacio Martínez

Cooperacion Internacional NGO


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Needdo is a nest for social innovation projects started up by young people.

Where will your idea take place?

Madrid, Spain, Rome, Italy, Cologne, Germany

Why does Europe need your idea?

The project will provide peer – to – peer and high quality training to young people, in a way and with methodologies that are not applied in formal education and that will develop in them some capabilities which may have a great lifelong impact in their EU civic participation. In an interconnected world, where commercial and non – commercial projects are being often set up in global markets, having an international expertise and active network like the one proposed by this project represents clearly a great advantage. The contact with people from different backgrounds but especially different cultures, the possibility to be actively involved in the activities management and outputs, will empower the youth participants.

What is your impact?

We estimated that more than 500 european young will be aware about the social injustices and more than 30 social projects will be develop by young people. is an innovative platform for fostering social projects and achieves a great impact throught Twitter. Almost 12 millions of impacts were achieved by the projects uploaded to Needdo the last year in Spain.

How do you get there?

Active participation of target groups: under the supervision of mentors (young trainers), youngsters will be the main actors in the organisation of the activities and in the creation of the projects.

Follow-up provisions have been foreseen through different means: a) creation of a permanent forum of social innovation online; b) creation of .

Fostering of social innovation with The participation of enterpreneurial personalities will bring thorough knowledge and awareness of the matter.

Team working of the target group. During the training sessions and the simulation activities a lot of space will be given to moments of team working.

Peer-to-peer mentoring: the young trainers will act as moderators, facilitators and animators of the work of the other young people involved

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses




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

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