Democracy and participation, Social inclusion

If I were king of....


Who is behind this?

Gabriele Gerbasits

Kulturinitiative - Region Mödling KIM


Who is joining forces?

FAGIC - Federacion de Asociaciones Gitanes de Catalunya


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

By raising this question we would like to get people into discussion about freedom, human rights and democracy. We want to work with socially disadvantaged groups who normally show no interest in public welfare, politics or social cohesion. There should be 3 different groups clustered along 3 different "Sinus Milieus". The actions have to take place in the public space where they live and one of the lure is a money prize for the best idea what a king/queen gave. Decided by the other kings.

Where will your idea take place?

Kaltenleutgeben, Mödling and Perchtoldsdorf in Austria in selected parts where the targetgroups live

Why does Europe need your idea?

This pilot projects will be evaluated and transformed into a tool box (for free and virtual) for other organizations to copy and paste the idea and the projectmanagement. It adresses organization who work on voluntary basis in rural regions, who want to take action but are not trained.

What is your impact?

Addressed people will be organizing some social projects by themselves for themselves.(Outcomes of the kings ideas)They will trust in their possibilities and changemanagement. They will respect the obstacles caused by interests of other people and have taken public space for exchange and inclusion.

How do you get there?

Have to reach an inaccessible group. 2 decoys:first, a theatergroup will simulate a historical royal party in the public space where those people live and invite them to the celebration (free drinks) second a price (real money) for the best idea. A mix of play+fiction+ reality. Participants decide on the winner. In a second round they can decide on an idea they want to have realized. Then they will be invited to meetings with experts on that special idea to empower them to implement and pursue.

What is your story?

Some politicians split our society by racist misinformation and hate speech. This also happens in small communities and causes damage to society and the people themselves. It has a concrete impact of my life in a small village where everybody knows nearly everybody.

Who are you doing it for?

We want to work along the "Sinus Milieus" with underclass people. There are 3 groups: traditionals, consumption-orientated basis and hedonists. In our small villages we can locate them in specific residential complexes or leisure facilities.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Best practice of similar projects. Ideas for trustbuilding activites. Ideas to activate people to interact. Obstacles within the project.



Idea created on Jan. 10, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 10, 2018

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