Democracy and participation, youth empowerment

La Fabrik à Déclik (FDK)


Who is behind this?

Vera Pinheiro

Osons Ici et Maintenant (Lets dare, right here, right now)


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

25% of youngsters in Europe are unemployed and almost half of them over one year, creating a loss of personal and professional perspective among European youth.
FDK is an innovative and inspiring program targeting 18-30 year old who want to take action but do not know how.
On the menu: workshops to get inspired and know oneself better, meetings with decision-makers and inspiring leaders of change, thematic paths to explore according to your profile, and festive-play activities to celebrate.

Where will your idea take place?

Bordeaux, France

Why does Europe need your idea?

FDK addresses youth empowerment, participation, and inclusion at the territorial, national and European level.

What is your impact?

One year from now, we would like to:
1/ become a resource centre in the field of youth empowerment;
2/ transfer our know-how to structures in Europe that are willing to develop a FDK elsewhere;
3/ develop and co-design inspiring and innovative youth empowerment programmes with our partners.

How do you get there?

In 2016, FDK aims to:
1/ bring 10 international partners from Europe;
2/ be used as a resource centre to develop and co-design inspiring and innovative youth empowerment programs.

In 2017, FDK aims to:
1/ bring 150 young participants and >10 international partners from Europe to participate in the 2017 FDK edition;
2/ create a thematic path regarding the main issues Europe is facing currently, whereby youngsters from France and abroad can be informed, discuss and present new solutions.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

FDK targets 18-30 year old people living in Europe, who wish to re-invent their tomorrow.

What makes your idea stand apart?

FDK is an inclusive process for all the youngsters living in Europe – no matter their school degree, social ethnic group, social background… everyone IS good at something!
In a Europe archly touched by youth unemployment, our originality is our capacity to federate the territorial living forces to give confidence and recognize youth capacities, so they can, in turn, dare and take the first step to change their tomorrow.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 200000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

12 month salary = 30 000€ Accommodation costs = 5 000€ (food, housing) Logistics costs = 3 000€ Transports costs = 10 000€ (1000€/per. for 10 international partners) Communication costs = 2 000€

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We would like to develop our network and reach organizations (associations, NGOs, institutions, etc) potentially interested in collaborating with us. Any feedback, idea and inspiration is welcome (contact



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

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