Democracy and participation, Education

Summer Schools of Connecting & Co-creating


Who is behind this?

Maria Bakari

University of the Aegean, School of Humanities, Counselling Centre (Rhodes)


Who is joining forces?

Oi Polloi

United Kingdom

Impact Hub Network


Danish Folk High Schools Association


This collaboration aims at bringing together students as well as young adults across Europe with a connection to Greece's living breakthrough from collapse. These 3 partner organisations are ideal!

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

This is an invitation to actualise a strong dimension of the European idea: The real meeting, living and working together of its citizens, farmost its youth! Our objective is simply to really meet each other and work in creative ways, utilizing participatory methodologies, having Europe in the Centre and in an educational and holisting setting. We especially invite the learning from Greece, being in this critical transition, to inspire newness in an experiential way towards joint projects.

Where will your idea take place?

Rhodes, Greece, Southern Aegean Region

Why does Europe need your idea?

This idea is materialising in learning experiences democracy in Europe. Only when we meet and collaborate we bring up participatory leadership in action. Part of this project will involve media and amplification through them hence "the stage-bridge" across Europe will be amplified.

What is your impact?

A successful outcome would be a productive summer school, a thriving community of young people being inspired and active in essential, meaningful for Europe and their personal and collective interests, work. An empowered network of young Europeans, evolving their selves and dreams of Europe.

How do you get there?

The Summer School is an old yet very spacious format of learning and living together. In Rhodes, this "school" will be a learning space transformed by the quality of hospitality as well as innovative, participatory leadership methodologies, that enable the collective intelligence to emerge. The design of this learning space require process design and hosting that will be based on the participants gifts and qualities, the aims and scope of the gathering(s), the place.

What is your story?

I'm a Psychologist/Facilitator, who has believed and worked for the European Idea. As part of the ACC (An NGO aiming for creating lively spaces of learning where young Europeans would meet and learn together, see:, I am still committed to offer my gifts for this purpose. It's NOW!

Who are you doing it for?

This is a unique invitation for young people, University students as well as young entrepreneurs who are really called to meet in a different way beyond the surface and then collaborate and co-create the projects they care most about for/in Europe.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Ideas coming from practice in the fields of diversity and practical experience for improvements. Connections and networks for catalysing the invitation. Methodological enrichment and creativity integrated again coming from good practice and a friendly, collaborative attitude. Inspiration for apply!




Idea created on Jan. 15, 2018
Last edit on Feb. 7, 2018

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