The Crossroads of Friendship


Who is behind this?

Dmitry Belousov

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

The goal of the project is to improve the close relations between the European twin-towns.

Where will your idea take place?

Gatchina, Russia

Why does Europe need your idea?

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The most important thing in our project is a driving force. We assured that this idea will be attractive for all the European towns, it will help them to remember their relations, and the “Crossroads of Friendship" movement will touch dozens of towns in Europe. We hope are ready that soon this movement may become more intense and we will have to lead it.

What is your impact?

We hope that one day the "Crossroads of Friendship" will become one of the milestones of people's diplomacy, which is sometimes more effective than official policy. Unfortunately, nowadays the Europeans began to move away from each other. "Crossroads of friendship" will show us that the daily lives of ordinary Europeans are virtually indistinguishable from each other. We rush to work, sit in a cafe, go for groceries, bringing kids to school, argue, forgive, kiss, and most importantly, sincere smile and enjoy each other’s friendship.
Having started this project, we will resume the relations between the twin-towns, we will know more about each other, we will be closer to communicate.

How do you get there?

We will begin implementing the project by establishing relations with the municipalities in the twin-towns. It is important to get the support of local authorities for the installation of constructions. Then, development of the technical side of the issue: the order and installation of equipment, connection of electricity and the Internet, the launch of the Internet portal, design of the logo and corporate identity project, writing informational texts for billboards, placement of information about the “Crossroads of Friendship" in the local media. Launching ceremony of the project must pass at each of the involved intersections on either side. During the ceremony, we will have the opportunity to observe what is happening "on the other side of the screen.”

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses




Idea created on April 12, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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