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Slam Up for Your Rights - Poetry shortlist


Who is behind this?

Sarah Fröb

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Who is joining forces?







Our team will closely work with ten European associations, all involved in women's rights, gender-equality, safety for refugees, but also peace in Europe and across borders: COSPE, RAYHANA, TWIZA, LAMMAT Film Festival, CEVAPI Club, Centre d'études pour la paix, Fronterras European (Border)Line, Are you Syrious, Le Shakeur (Toute l'Europe).

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Slam Up for Your Rights is the first series of European Poetry Slam on women's Rights in Europe. Together with nine European associations, we create the first network around poetical slam on equality. In Barcelona, Tunis, Zaghreb and Berlin, we create this open-dialogue on women's Rights, leading towards a final Slam-Session in Paris. In the context of the migrants crisis, and beyond, women are very often in the center of intolerances, difficulties and violences. Our aim : talk to convince !

Where will your idea take place?

The Poetry-Slam sessions will be realised in Croatia (Zaghreb), Germany (Berlin), Malta (La Valette) and Spain (Barcelona). The final event will be realised in France, to create the final competition of this traveling slam-session.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Our project combines a social didactical and creative tool - poetry slam - with an actual matter for citizens : women’s rights. In the actual context, women are too often in the center of violences, being the most vulnerable target, together with their children, fighting for their rights. The project creates an important but difficult discussion around this topic, by gathering young people, poets, and singers to meet and slam in five EU Member States.

What is your impact?

Through a series of four slam-sessions, including a live video-transmission in the 28 EU countries (Member States), our aim is to raise awareness and get involved into this important subject, through dynamic encounters in several countries. The outcome will be the creation of a real network of partners through an annual meeting of slammers for Women’s rights, with a wide media-coverage, as well as an audio-book "Get Up, Slam Up" translated into four languages.

How do you get there?

The first step will be the organization of four slam competitions in four different countries, represented by a "slam-godmother" (Natacha T. Miller) and a partnership with at least seven local associations in each cities. The number of participants should reach around 100 persons per meeting. These four poetry-slam encounters will then be leading towards a final slam-competition, with the 5 best slammers of each city, chosen by an external jury and major women's rights’ representatives. This final round will be spread to a wide public through a media-coverage to ensure success and long term visibility around the project, these slams will be recorded and set up to an audio-book (French, german, english)

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Our main target groups are young people, aged between 17 and 35, willing to promote European values and gender-equality, and interested in poetry-slam. Civil society including associations for human rights, but also those involved into safety-measures for refugees, as well as engaged associations for music, arts and literature. Our project is most of all dedicated to the broad public in general, because we believe that women's rights concern everyone, young and old, Europeans and even beyond.

What makes your idea stand apart?

The uniqueness of this project lays on the cross cultural slamming in different countries, based on interesting partnerships with the civil society. We would like to invite 3 "Godmothers" / Sponsors for the project, three persons who have outstanding skills and points of view on this topic: Julia Enders (science slam), Natacha Miller (black slam) and Mathieu Lippov (mathematical). An important focus lays on associations coming from countries with restricted laws.

€ 40000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Creation of the slam Platform (5000), organisation of 4 sessions and the final session, incl. catering (18 000), Travel costs and accomodation for the team (3000), Media and Communication tools (4000), Translation costs (4000), Creation of the NGO (1000), Technical Renting (micro, special tools) (2000), Audiobook (2000), Final Encounter in Paris with finalists (10000)



Idea created on March 3, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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