Democracy and participation, Education

Let's go to schools and reflect with young …


Who is behind this?

Uwe Pelger

FinK e.V.


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Before 1989 Europe was divided and in some countries people were oppressed and risked their lives as refugees to the free world.
We like to raise the awareness of young people about the genuine idea of Europe and how important integration is. We produced a documentary where contemporary witnesses tell their personal story and hopes for Europe. We want to go to schools in Germany/Romania and reflect: What is "freedom"? How was divided Europe? What are our perspectives in East and West?

Where will your idea take place?

Stuttgart, Germany

Why does Europe need your idea?

Students (~ 14-19 years) are born in free Europe and might not be aware about achievements and might not appreciate adequately the perspectives. This can lead to a lack of interest when it comes to voting or engagement for democracy. For radical forces it is easier to mislead uninformed young people against the genuine ideas of Europe.

What is your impact?

Set-up an creative educational concept. Perform Workshops in schools (2 WS per month, with 25 students each. With our initiative we can reach in one year around 600 (12 month x 2 schools x 25 students) young people and reflect about Freedom, Democracy ... and inspire about the idea of Europe.

How do you get there?

1. Finish the training concept "European Competence"
2. Procure Equipment (e.g. HD-Beamer)
3. Perform "Trial run" with Pilot school
4. Rollout - contact teachers and prepare workshops with FinK e.V.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Target group: young students (14-19 y)
Stakeholder: Europe
Audiences: People in Germany and Romania
(later concept extension to other countries is possible)

What makes your idea stand apart?

Civil engagement and bringing HIStory to school... Discussing personal views with all involved parties... Using multimedia (Film, Music, ...) and put forward own beliefs in Free Europe and it's perspectives ... That all can enable the anchorage of European values to young people and promote democracy.

€ 8000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 8000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

- Equipment: HD-Beamer, Laptop, Canvas/Screen ... - Concept: develope training / educational format - Expenses: travelling, promoting, ... - Others: professional website, media center, ...

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Feedback wanted about: experiences and cooperations with educational networks, ... find pro-European foundations for support, further contacts


FinK e.V.

Idea created on Feb. 1, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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