Social inclusion, Migration

One Hour for Europe


Who is behind this?

Lucas Licht

d.collective e.V.


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

We propose to develop and program a time bank platform for European citizens and Newropeans (newcomers to Europe). It will be a multi sided application to bring people willing and able to offer time and resources to people that require the same. The project is inspired by the idea of matching processes found in several apllications. Tasks, needs, interests an abilities will be matched with each other.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Fostering a (stronger) feeling of solidarity amongst Europeans and Newropeans. Adressing Newropean´s enforced idleness during the asylum and integration process. Activate the large number of willing but reluctant citizens.

What is your impact?

Facilitate access to the host society by exchanging time and needs. It is a flexible, low comitment entrypoint for meeting and connecting both Euro- and Newropeans. The fear of contact with strangers will reduce.

How do you get there?

The idea with the multi sided platform akin to other matching and shared economy platforms was developed February 2016 during a one day design thinking workshop at the design thinking agency “d.collective” in Berlin. On that day we already conducted numerous interviews with citizens in Berlin and bringing together their multifaceted thought. We plan to use the next couple of months to research what needs, tasks, interests people would be keen to share and exchange.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Europeans that need support and/or are willing to support
Newropeans that need support and /or are willing to support

What makes your idea stand apart?

Available in five languages, very simple to navigate,
Complementing the idea of Europe as a community of shared values with the idea of strengthening shared practises.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Developing and programming research and ux-design (10.000 € for office expenses and personell costs); app-development (40.000 €)



Idea created on March 6, 2016
Last edit on April 26, 2016

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