Democracy and participation

Nestor's Journey


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Idea pitch

We are producing a magazine with journalists from East and West Europe. We ask Activate Europe's support to start debates and stimulate understanding about what divides and unites us. We plan to travel, with our brand new magazine, to Berlin, Budapest, Ghent, Amsterdam, Athens and Warsaw. Leaving a trail of exhibitions and thoughts, we hope to connect people on the basis of good journalism, empathy and storytelling.

Where will your idea take place?

Berlin, Budapest, Ghent, Warsaw, Athens, Amsterdam

Why does Europe need your idea?

The essence of democracy is debate. Today’s Europe must get rid of stereotypes and instead create a culture of communication and respect. By travelling the EU together with an exhibition, thinkers and artists, our magazine will create a fruitful basis for meetings and future collaborations.

What is your impact?

By organising workshops and exchanges around Europe, we aim to inspire people. We strongly believe that Nestor’s Journey can be a starting point for future collaborations between the participants. We succeed once we bridge misunderstandings and create common European goals.

How do you get there?

Nestor’s Journey starts after the first launching event in the Belgian city of Ghent in May 2018. Up to then we reach out to partner organisations, hosts, panel guests, exhibition and event venues from and in Germany, Hungary and Warsaw. We create new social media profiles for the project which will help us to gain attention and participants. In autumn 2018 we go on a tour with our magazine Nestor.

What is your story?

We are a European collective of storytellers who love cross border collaboration. We closely follow European debates and are shocked by their stereotypes. Nestor explains East Europe to our readers. ‘Nestor’s Journey’ takes our project to another level by confronting Europeans with their own perspec

Who are you doing it for?

We organise our magazine’s tour for EU citizens who want to exchange their ideas on a common European future and who believe that debating is a necessary step towards mutual understanding and collaboration. Our target audience challenges its own views and potentially starts own projects.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Our project aims eye-opening exchange and we hope to also find it within the community. We appreciate any feedback related to our plans: What stubborn stereotypes is the community still occupied with? Which debates does Europe need? Does anybody know potential collaboration partners?



Coen van de Ven

Idea created on Jan. 14, 2018

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