Democracy and participation, Environment

The sea around us


Who is behind this?

Bahanur Nasya

wonderland - platform for european architecture


Who is joining forces?

xsentrikarts - platform for arts




kud c3


satelietgroep/NL, kibrit film/TR

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Every second European lives in or around the sea. Yet the problems facing coastal areas, from ecological threats to the erosion of natural resources, mass tourism and inadequate development models, are often overlooked. We will bring together coastal stakeholders for the creation of a collectively produced grassroots documentary about the risks and opportunities facing coastal areas. The film will activate further exchange and raise awareness on the issues facing Europe’s coastlines.

Where will your idea take place?

European coastal towns

Why does Europe need your idea?

Movies can make engaging and participation easier. By eliminating dividing hierarchical legislations in coastal areas, we will pave the way for cooperation between locals and experts. USING THE POWER OF MOVING IMAGES, WE WANT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND CREATE NETWORKS THAT EXCHANGE INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE. Fruitful public discussions of challenges and solutions help create uniquely tailored roadmaps for customizfuture-proof models, resulting in the strengthening of coastal communities.

What is your impact?

Film is a tool to communicate across language and culture barriers. The documentary will portray the similarities between the issues facing coastal developments throughout Europe. We want to show that small towns are not alone. The bottom-up approach will foster awareness and the transfer of knowledge, leading in creation of networks that are informed, fluid and dynamic. Follow–up screenings, debates and workshops will further encourage co-operation among coastal actors across Europe.

How do you get there?

Through a participative process, we will be bringing experts and community members together to discuss issues over a week-long workshop. Their findings will then be used as the basis for the creation of the film. The movie will then be screened in public areas and coastal settlements, to further foster exchange and co-operation.
1)The selection of workshop participants through an international call.
2) Organizing the workshop(s). Selected participants, with local (coastal) initiatives and experts (scientists, film makers, urbanists, sociologists) will collaborate on the content of the documentary. Interim results will be presented to the public.
3) The film production with local assistance.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

By creating the documentary in a collaborative manner, our goal is to help communities address their issues personally, and connect with others to obtain the best possible vision towards their own situation. Online videos and discussions will ensure exchange and help to form collaborations. The final movie will be a part of a series of public workshops and screenings throughout Europe, organized in collaboration with our cooperation partners, film festival partners, and project partners.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Collaborating with locals and bringing them together with experts will create hubs of exchange. The end result, a movie, will be used as a means of communication, activation and democratization. Since the content will be a result of the collective process, the project will ensure continuation of this partnership. As a result, the process and the film will encourage communication and exchange across borders and boundaries, and focus attention on coastal areas and their problems.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 80000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Expert fees: 10,000 workshop with public presentations: 15.000 Travel costs: 5,000 Film production, crew and equipment costs: 30,000 Post production costs: 10,000 Other direct expenses: 10,000 Total: 80,000



Idea created on Feb. 29, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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