Democracy and participation, Arts and cultural activities

Katoikos.eu (http://www.katoikos.eu)

Creators

Who is behind this?

Katoikos. eu

Spain

Idea Sketch | Proposal

Proposal

Idea pitch

Katoikos.eu is an independent information exchange, opinion sharing and “community-creation” project, an online magazine published in both English and Spanish with the plan to extend it to more languages eventually. Our goal is to get citizens across Europe interested in European affairs in the largest possible sense, and encourage them to engage in horizontal dialogue. We thus elevate aspects of reality and debate normally kept within national or local borders to a pan-European level.

Why does Europe need your idea?

We aim to help fellow EU citizens and ourselves develop opinions on European issues that we often do not know much about, although we should and we must, because they impact our lives and shape our future. In the end, the empathy arises through stories starring by citizens. Those who have a say and meaning to the most pressing issues of our time. It is all about creating stories that demystify complex issues, humanize statistics, and inspire audiences to take action on issues that matter.

What is your impact?

To identify what is European in essence within the national and sectoral universes, where each one of us mostly lives, and share it across borders using Katoikos.eu as the meeting place for the citizens of Europe. We would like our readers to interact with us, with our contributors and with each other across borders, creating a common European demos in the process.

How do you get there?

Putting emphasis on analytical pieces and hosting a wide range of opinions that enrich thinking and mutual understanding.

We enable the participation of the broader public through EurOpinion / Citizen Correspondent articles, Erasmus experience sharing, etc.

There is a section of cartoons and photos that make us laugh (and occasionally cry) together, because we can make fun of the European family and friends and what we feel increasingly close to. There is also culture and social issues, because those are a big part of our common European heritage. And we try to apply a pan-European perspective in making sense of what is happening in Europe and the world, through our Editorials.

What is your story?

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Who are you doing it for?

Far from being a publication targeted at elites like most of European media, we aim to reach European citizens at large, that is to say, from all walks of life, all ages and political affiliations (without tolerating the extremes). We have to acknowledge here a degree of partiality towards the young people of Europe, whom we want to give a chance to shape their common European home and their common future by communicating and cooperating with each other on addressing the key challenges of today.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Katoikos.eu has no national starting point but it is already pan-European in approach from the start. It does not report on what “Brussels” says or does, but rather hosts exchanges, ideas and opinions on the major challenges that are facing Europe as a whole, from migration and terrorism to economics and culture. It is neither part of the mainstream, nationally based press, nor is it a carrier of official positions of EU institutions through funding that they provide.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 70000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Staff members, website maintenance.

Team

Katoikos.eu

Idea created on March 7, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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