Social inclusion, Migration

E-mpulse; online game building innovative cross


Who is behind this?

Javier Fernandez



Who is joining forces?

Elos Foundation


ENAR - European network for anti-racism


EDE fundazione Bilbao


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

The E-mpulse Game is an on- and offline incubation challenge to support social initiators to build partnerships across Europe developing solutions and projects for the refugee-challenge. Taking on 5 challenges on a game platform, 100 participants of at min 15 countries execute them offline creating cross-sectoral, border and cultural projects, while receiving masterclasses and sharing best practices to guarantee maximum impact. Everyone in Europe can contribute to challenges we meet!

Where will your idea take place?

at minimum in cities applying, but at minimum 15 countries are aimed to participate from our networks

Why does Europe need your idea?

The increased amount of refugees entering Europe has brought out the worst- and the best in our society and citizens. Finding solutions demands participation and collaboration from all. We believe that solutions are abundant and with the e-mpulse game create the opportunity for citizens to share best practices, build and execute inter-local projects in a collaborative community, that will offer innovative solutions for integration, housing and social justice of refugees.

What is your impact?

We aim for 100 participants from 15 countries participating in the game. Through the process we expect 30 collaborative projects to be realized on education, integration, housing and social justice. In the local action challenges in the game we expect a direct mobilization of 100 people each project. We will show online- and offline the power of bottom-up community-led solutions to inspire potential initiators in EU. We aim for a new open, pro-active, citizen-driven atittude towards refugees.

How do you get there?

With 4 organizations with a cross-EU network we invite and select 100 citizens/ngos/social entrepreneurs and initiators with ideas for refugee-solutions. Participants enter a program of 3 months receiving 10 online-challenges, every 3 weeks. It’s a crash-course in collaboration-, projectdevelopment and projectrealization, supported by coaching, group calls, masterclasses and support materials. The participants are asked to connect with eachother, share best practices, build new innovative solutions, mobilize local communities and implement their idea locally in direct collaboration with other E-mpulse participants. The process is based on the cooperative pedagogy and is in the form of an online game, which promotes offline collaboration.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

The beneficiaries are refugees, which suffer transnational difficulties in finding a place to live, a way to survive. The participants are Europeans with good ideas or good practices that they think should be implemented across-borders. These are citizens, representatives of NGO's, social entrepreneurs or any other organization. The game invites participants to involve various local stakeholders in realization of projects, from the refugee, to businesses to communities.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Game and challenges as a way to make collaboration for change attractive and effective.
Learning and doing; participants work together and get supportmaterials, expertmasterclasses and coaching to implement projects effectively.
Multi-stakeholder; collaborations will be made possible between variety of people and organizations, through a joint purpose.
Citizen as change-agent; bringing the concious that everybody has a part of the solution

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 65000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

10.000 eur for customizing game and platform 13.000 eur for festival (travel, accomodation) 4.000 eur for masterclasses and educational materials 6.000 eur for PR 2.000 eur office costs 30.000 for coordination and 5 full time team

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

feedback and ideas always welcome!



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

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