Democracy and participation, Social inclusion



Who is behind this?

Joerg & Jan, aspiranta Holle & Rodorf


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

For some groups it is difficult to get a job interview, least to get a job - they are discirminated against (e. g. women, ethnic minorities, older workers, disabled persons). Some (international) research projects have shown that anonymous job application processes (AAP) may lead to a decrease in discrimination. This led to our practice project in which we are currently building a (pan-european) platform to inform about AAP and fight against discrimination and for equal chances.

Where will your idea take place?

Muenster / Leipzig, Germany

Why does Europe need your idea?

The problem…
… we saw is that we just cannot understand why bright, motivated, qualified people would compose tons of applications and yet are denied the job they are good in – due to discrimination.

What is your impact?

Our mission…
… is to fight the trends of recruiting by recommendation and the exaggerated self-portrayal and at the same time offer an attractive, manageable and fair alternative. We also support recruiting managers and companies in making better, more precise hiring decisions.

Our vision…
… is the image of an anonymous application process in Europe and thus the release of hidden potentials by including underprivileged and discriminated groups.

How do you get there?

Currently, we are combining different strategies: a) we are conducting research in the area of discrimination and equal chances, b) we are collecting and publishing news on our blog and c) we are establishing a network of people, institutions and organisations that are concerned with that topic, e. g. the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, local branches of the Federal Employment Agency in Germany, unions, companies.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

We try to establish win-win-win-situations for
a) individuals that are discriminated against because they carry an attribute of a discriminated against group (e.g.gender, age, handicap, ethnicity, sexual orientation)
b) hiring companies that have developed "blind spots" in their hiring strategies and miss the potential of applying candidates
c) national economies (and their indexes)

What makes your idea stand apart?

Our idea is NOT surprising or unconventional - it is a long overdue battle for fairness, for giving meaning and dignity to candidates and yet for helping companies find the potential in the best fitted employee.

€ 30000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 30000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Living expenses (2 Pers.): 24.000 EUR, Travel/accomodation: 4.000 EUR, PR: 2.000 EUR



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

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