Democracy and participation, Education

European Projects Acceleration Lab Brussels


Who is behind this?

Ivana Davidovska

Out of the Box International


Who is joining forces?

European Project Association


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Platform that enables and empowers freelancers, start-ups and organizations to effectively access the European grants, improve their performances in European project building and management and improve their effective policy and lobby initiatives. Our motto is “Old ways won’t open new doors” because we believe that innovation is the key in business but also in generally in terms of positive social change across Europe.

Where will your idea take place?

Brussels, Belgium

Why does Europe need your idea?

Brussels can an expensive city for everyone who is new to it, and is looking forward to implement their ideas in European project or policy making. Existing consulting agencies take big fees which freelancers and creative people with start-up idea cannot afford it, and often they need likeminded people to co-create and innovate with. Located in Brussels, the Centre offer unique opportunity for learning, capacity building, and networking and successful improvement of the entrepreneurial practices

What is your impact?

The European Projects Acceleration Lab is addressing growing need of managers, project coordinators, freelance fundraisers and entrepreneurs in generally to develop their project ideas, find partners, create their strategies and more effectively access for the available European funding. Aims to increase the level of knowledge and information about European Policies, Funding Programmes, advice and support by facilitating partnership and networking for innovation and co-creation.

How do you get there?

The European Projects Acceleration Lab provides beneficiaries with professional tailor made proposals including long term support and consultancy on European Projects, Policy and Networking, mainly focusing on the EU funding opportunities, policy developments and partnership building.
Concretely, the Accelerator focus on:
1. European Projects’ Deign, Writing & Management
2. Training: Tailor courses to provide a collaborative and stimulating environment for beneficiaries of EPAL in Project management, Tips for business start up;
3. European Policy advice and strategy: supporting young project managers and entrepreneurs to get to know European advocacy and policy making
4. Networking: Partnership building
5. Co-Working Space: Provide a shared working environment

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

European Projects Acceleration Lab empowers freelancers, start-ups, organizations, young entrepreneur in a need of an advice in European project management and policy, innovation partners and training. It is also dedicated to SMEs, associations, networks, private and public organisations.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Our motto is “Old ways won’t open new doors” because we believe that innovation is the key in business but also in generally in terms of positive social change across Europe. This will be the first lab tacking European Policy and Decision making and providing space for people to co-create , based on exchange of people and ideas, to influence their way into it.

€ 30000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 70000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Office material : 4000 Rent: 10000 Fees for training and expertise: 10000 Public relation: 6000


Out of the Box International

Idea created on March 9, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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