Democracy and participation, Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurial behavior and arts

In search of Europe? Create it!


Who is behind this?

Ilan Siebert

Company New Heroes


Who is joining forces?

Mosaik Agency


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

is a 1.5day project that connects aspiring entrepreneurs, artists and politically engaged to support innovative collaboration in x European cities. The play De Man in Europe inspires participants to tackle urban challenges, inequality education and participatory cities together. The 1 day open space connects / supports existing projects to increase leverage by bundling visions. It'll help designing their next steps, create synergy effects and increase the success of current & evolving projects.

Where will your idea take place?

Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, (scalalbe)

Why does Europe need your idea?

The limited collaboration between 3 of the major society creators is a big problem for their scale of impact. Social entrepreneurs work with social entrepreneurs, artists work with artists and politicians work with politicians. Many current events are just meet & greet instead of enabling co-creation. Leveraging each others’ efforts, ideas & support opportunities are needed; where to find the right partners and how to create spillover by getting out of one’s standard environment.

What is your impact?

We aim to increase the impact of existing projects by strengthening and diversifying local networks. We believe that existing projects can be more successful when a bigger picture is understood & different angles are used. Increasing the awareness and impact of projects, which support self-sufficiency, increases identification with the community and the feeling of ownership while being connected to Europe.

How do you get there?

We will use the three angles ourselves. We aim to win organizations as the impact hubs ( in touch with Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam & London) as well as the Young European Federalists as supporter and are already in touch with them. Inspire and show the play "de Man through Europe" will give new insights about how to shape Europe. The Open Space format is well known to enable co-creation and gather people with similar interests.
The participants have the opportunity to pitch their projects and ask for help and ideas. Each session will profit from diverse teams and will work on a next step to realize new opportunities.
Creating exchange via will support the european exchange.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

We organize this project for people who already contribute to society, but are not aware / don’t know yet how to connect to other actors to increase their impact. We target people and organizations who continuously create projects, programs and initiatives in the fields of community building, urban challenges, inequality, education and participatory cities. These are artists, politically engaged people and social entrepreneurs who can learn about the different angles to tackle similar problems.

What makes your idea stand apart?

It connects three different disciplines and gives the necessary space for real co-creation instead of "just talking" with each other. The clear focus on creating synergy effects and enable serendipity to happen gives the needed guidelines without being to narrow

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 55250,-

Total budget

Major expenses

We aim for 5 cities in the moment. Preparation / Basic set-up 7.000€; Per city the play "de Man through Europe" 3.550; Coordination per City 3.000€; Workshop incl. Facilitation 3.100€

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Please support this project by bringing us in touch with great initiatives who want to profit from the exchange. You have ideas which would improve the concept? You think this event also has to happen in your city? Please let us know. You want to contribute yourself? Amazing we are alway up for people who love to get things done, create impact and like to have fun.


Ilan Martin Siebert

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

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