Democracy and participation, Capacity building, inter-cultural exchange, cooperation

Scale EUP!


Who is behind this?

Thierry Bilger

The European Philanthropes


Who is joining forces?

Under Assessment


Under Assessment


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Scale EUP aims at connecting mentors with project carrier to accompany them growing their project at a european scale. It seek to provide projects with strategic support and to connect them with small donors communities.

Where will your idea take place?

Paris, France ; Berlin, Germany ; Warsaw, Poland

Why does Europe need your idea?

Everyday, new great civil-society projects are rising everywhere. In many case, they start from a local intuition. Most of the time, due to resources and skills, their scaling is limited. We think it takes so much to initiate concrete steps for an idea and so few to expand it. Therefore we want to bridge this gap in providing an inter-mediation platform paired with physical opportunities for mentors and project leaders to encounter.

What is your impact?

We are aiming at expanding civil society solution (existing or raising) at the benefice of all Europeans. We aim at pooling resources between people having the will to tackle the same challenges wherever they are in Europe and to fluidify positive ideas circulation in Europe. In one year, more projects will be shared and implemented at european scale.

How do you get there?

Q1-16. We are currently building the web intermediation platform
Q2-16. A large communication campaign (through social media and existing structured networks) invites all project leaders to register their project within a simple and practical form. In the meantime, we mobilize our existing network of potential mentors through our usual communication tools (emails and website mainly)
Q3-16. After the registration time, mentors indicates their top 3 projects they wish to have more info on and contact with.
Q4-16. Projects and mentors organize themselves there communications and relations with support from the platform staff.
Q2-17. Local physical meetings are held with both project leaders and mentors to share first feedback and impression
Q4-17. Events in the 3 capitals to promote achievmt

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Target groups are twofold:
- mentors, high-level persons with european experience or project follow-up that can provide time, feedback and eventual resources to connect project leaders to what can answer there needs to scale up.
- project leaders, involved in local projects that would match with similar project in other european countries or that could be expanded with just a few tips.

What makes your idea stand apart?

It is a light weight, easy to implement and highly effective tool. It shortens the link between projects with a high potential impact and their effective way to successful implementation at European scale. As human interactions are core into making projects happening, this project is the extra human booster. It create the missing link pushing projects than would not usually tend to get European to actually do. Finally, it involves high level and divers profiles in the mentoring dimension.

€ 35,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 70,-

Total budget

Major expenses

- platform setup: 20.000€ - translation (FR, EN, DE, PL): 5.000€ - communication resources: 10.000€ - 3 physical events: 30.000€ - volunteers support resources : 5.000€

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Any network of goodwill people ready to share contact, knowledge and some time is welcome to help project leaders scale up their project in Europe.



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

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