We are all Europeans


Who is behind this?

Dimitra Stavrou Energw Social Enterprise

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Towards a common European identity based in individual and family histories

Why does Europe need your idea?

We believe that nationalism is an obstacle to European political union and peace in Europe. Nationalistic groups in different European countries are a serious resistance in this unification. We aim to contribute to the idea of Europe as one, as a home for everybody born on this continent, by showing that in the end we all have a common destiny from big historical events. By putting the attention to the person and to the family, we bring the attention to humanism and we aim to increase social empathy in between citizen coming from different european countries.

What is your impact?

We would like to contribute in the European Unification under humanistic values and reinforce the idea of Europe as the place of human rights. Our vision is to help Europeans to understand that we have differences but also similarities, by sharing a common history. We also hope by this research to reduce nationalistic narratives, stereotypes and racism concerning other nations of the union.

How do you get there?

We would like to create an invitation to different European citizen to participate as subjects into the research by online call and our colleagues in univetsities accross Europe (open call for participation for one month).

We will collect individual genograms and family narratives using online meetings with psychosociologists. (150 hours totally)

We will find out the consequences of dramatic political events into the family and the individual history

We will publish all results into a site where everyone can have access (three months after the begining of the research)

We will spread the knowledge by presenting the research in european conferences.

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 15000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 15000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

It's important to spread the knowledge of this research in different countries of Europe. So it's very important the promotion of this project, after the end of the research.



Idea created on March 19, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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