Communities, Changemakers

Building stones for a systemic change


Who is behind this?

Amanda Steinborn

FairBindung e.V.


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Within our project BEYOND GROWTH with already published so called BUILDING STONES FOR A SYSTEMIC CHANGE. These are cards which give examples of how people find ways to contribute to a tranformative change privatetly and in praxis. Now we want EVERYBODY TO PARTICIPATE by desining examples as youtube videos. So all over Europe people can participate and sent us what they are doing, why and what the project is about.

Why does Europe need your idea?

This world needs shift in order to avoid climate change and destroyment. This change is made by people - by us. But because of all the challenges and complexe situations people often feel paralyzed. To tell positive stories about practical examples how to change the world - even when it is just a little bit - is very important. We learn throught stories and we get empowered by them. Our challenge is to bring those stories to the people an empower everybody to give their own example.

What is your impact?

We are aiming for an european network of changemakers. Within this network people inspire themselves with their own pracitcal change-examples an buildingstones for a systemic change.
Our project shoul give an example how to produce an own video and give some videos as an example. Our team will provide support on building the network, maintaining the website and producing the videos.

How do you get there?

We want to produce 5-10 videos on our own in which people talk about their contribution to a systemic change by presenting their personal story and than explaining the idea in general, so that everybody can follow their example. Beside that we will produce a "how to do" video which empores people from all over europe to film their own buildingstone. By spreding these videos through various networks we are in and support producing the videos we wil build an european network of changemakes and empower the role of activism.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

We are doing it for each an everyone who believes that this world cant growth without boarders, but instead we need a different, non-growth based system to save it.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Our project is based on the ressources and example already existing in Europe. We encourage people to share what they are already doing to inspire otheers to follow them.

€ 8000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 10000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

loaning material (1000), producing the videos (2000), buying a domain (500), maintaining the website (1000), administration (1500), public relations (1000), personnel costs (4000)



Idea created on Feb. 14, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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