Democracy and participation, Education

Water for Democracy


Who is behind this?

Jelena Doslov




Idea pitch

In Europe we take clean water for granted, but is it? We want to create more awareness on the relationship between clean water, human rights and democracy. We want to work with teachers and students in secondary schools across Europe through activities that place them at the centre, while exploring issues and challenges. We want to go beyond the transmission of knowledge to actively change attitudes and behaviour of participants, promoting active citizenship.

Where does your idea take place?

In various cities across Europe through the Learn to Change community.

Why does Europe need your idea?

The UN declared that every human being has the right to clean water. Yet, every 90 seconds, somewhere, a child dies from a water-related disease. We have a shared responsibility to ensure that clean water is not a privilege for the few and we need to learn to act accordingly.

What is your impact?

We will change participants’ outlook, attitudes, skills and knowledge in relation to the theme. They will have a deeper understanding of the issues and be able to act to influence both the local and global community.

How do you get there?

Learn to Change commits itself to develop a training unit based on the principles of the association, in relation to the theme. We will provide online support for professionals who want to implement the training unit developed with both teachers and students. We will provide an online space for educators participating in this project to discuss, share and network with others. We will also use our website to disseminate the work.

What is your story?

As educators, life-long learners, teachers, parents, social, political and cultural actors who care about human rights and democracy we have the responsibility to act for change. This is not just about the necessity of clean water but about the implications for democracy.

Who are you doing it for?

We are doing this for every human being who lacks access to clean water, for every human being who is denied such a right. We are doing this for every human being who is abused in his or her quest for clean water. We are doing this for each and every one of us, for our planet and our future.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We strongly believe in the co-construction of knowledge. Any critical and constructive feedback will support us in developing our ideas further and is greatly appreciated. We are also open to cooperate with other entities.


Learn to Change


Charlot Cassar

Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard

Idea created on Jan. 13, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 16, 2018

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