Education, Social sustainable entrepreneurship

SIRCle Beyond


Who is behind this?

Luea Ritter


Who is joining forces?

SIRCle Partnership

United Kingdom

SIRCle Partnership


SIRCle Partnership


8 Partners are: AEIDL, Brussels, BE,; GEN,Findhorn, Scotland,; Findhorn Foundation, Findhorn, Scotland,; FFCUL, Lisbon, PT, ;Still Consulting, Brussels,BE; Pioneers of Change, Austria,, Altekio, Madrid, Spain,, Rumania in Tranzitie, Rumania,

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

To increase the number, resilience and success of social entrepreneurs in Europe through the Evoneers’ Journey; a process-based innovative pattern-language curriculum we are developing and testing in 8 EU countries. Through trainings, growing networks and an Evoneers’ Journey app, entrepreneurs engage with peers all over Europe, share stories and challenges and hand-pick tools to support themselves and their enterprises while being connected through an online peer-to-peer mentoring program.

Where will your idea take place?

in all our partner countries, hopefully also others like DE, FR, GR, CH, IT, NL, DK, SE....

Why does Europe need your idea?

A crucial need of our time - how to make a living in a way that serves people, planet and local communities. How to build a strong and resilient European social economy? How to increase the success of social enterprises? How to foster meaningful youth employment while creating and sharing societal value? How to connect social entrepreneurs through co-creative, mutually supportive and efficient platforms? How to integrate, value and nourish disadvantaged communities in co-building a new Europe?

What is your impact?

A growing transnational network of Social Innovators for Resilient Communities connecting across geographical and social divides for mutual support, learning and inspiration. A refined Evoneers’ Journey, a training of facilitators and an app - all enabling a growing circle of grassroots entrepreneurs to access tools to flourish and support the development of a new economy based on the creation and distribution of the goods and services needed for a sustainable future for Europe and its citizens.

How do you get there?

We will
Take the Evoneers’ Journey to the next level by integrating feedback from 12 pilot courses running in 2016, redesigning it to reach wider audiences in creative & impactful ways
Develop an Evoneers’ Journey training of facilitators enabling more people to gain new skills and join the Evoneers’ network.
Create an Evoneers’ Journey app providing a platform for information and playful co-creation, where Evoneers can share stories and projects, get feedback, earn points, crowdfund and add material to a growing library of resources and solutions for social entrepreneurs.
Build a sustainable EU-wide network organisation for SIRCLERS
Organise two transnational meetings for our partners & networks
Launch SIRCle Beyond and the next level of Evoneers’ Journey trainings in Brussels in June 17

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Nascent and established social entrepreneurs, especially young people, minority/refugee communities and other marginalized groups, who want to marry their passion and love for the world with sustainable means of making a living. We encourage, connect, empower and mentor innovative people from all walks of life producing positive change across Europe. The Evoneers’ journey and trainings are already available in English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

What makes your idea stand apart?

SIRCle is a highly functional unusual partnership between grassroots entrepreneurs and community builders, social enterprise educators, academic researchers, permaculturists and sustainability consultants from across Europe. Our curriculum is collaborative and open source, adaptable to different needs and based on a pattern-language growing organically as new solutions and pathways are created. Being process-based it empowers people to adapt and connect with the material in their own unique way.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 77500,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Phone/Internet: 1000.- ; Travel Costs: 2.800.-; Accomondation: 1.600.- ; Event Costs: 4000.- ; Fees/Honoraries: 52.000.- ; Public Relation: 13.600.- ; Unforseen: 2.500.- we are happy to sent a more detailed budget

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Does our project bring you alive? Would you like to join in? What did we forget or not think about? Who do you think would most benefit from our idea/project? Do you want to partner up? Shall we cooperate/work together?


Luea Ritter

Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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