Social inclusion, Education

Skillsie / co


Who is behind this?

Mauricio Cordova

Skillsie / co-making, skillsharing and open collaboration spaces


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Every house, warehouse, garage or space can become a school, workshop or laboratory. Great ideas bring great people together, everyone has knowledge to share. We allow people to teach and learn from each other, sharing their experience to co-make and develop practical common projects and open, social and creative ideas. It´s people to people vocational training, sharing their skills, working in open spaces, bringing people together, no matter who you are, what you studied or your experience

Where will your idea take place?

Barcelona, Spain

Why does Europe need your idea?

There is a need to provide opportunities for excluded populations to gain practical skills that can turn them into entrepreneurial activities or improve their job experience by co-learning from other people. Skillsharing is a free way for people to gain valuable experience and knowledge in an effective and practical way, and get closer to each other and

What is your impact?

That people work on open spaces and start co-making and developing their projects and ideas together with other people who are willing to offer their skills and experience, to generate a common outcome, to gain practical experience that can be further used for entrepreneurial activities or job opportunities, specially in under served populations like migrants, youth, women, mature professionals, etc.

How do you get there?

Start a network of spaces where people can co-make and share their skills, linked online to broaden their geographical reach and organize workshops in different pilot cities to promote skillsharing

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

For excluded individuals looking to gain practical experience for future entrepreneurial activities and job searching opportunities, for example migrants, students, young professionals, women and mature professionals.

What makes your idea stand apart?

We aim to open up learning and collaborative working opportunities to anyone by promoting creative people to share their ideas so that they get developed further with the help of the community.

€ 10000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 15000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Travel expenses and workshops 8000, office and supplies 3000, personnel and insurance 4000

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

contacts with open spaces that can be used for people to work and meet up, funding sources, volunteers for the team to launch this idea in other cities in Europe



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

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