Motto: Our team's vision is to provide users with the possibility to discover the European political system, its leaders, top-influencers and key decision-makers.
Europe needs to do more to close the legitimacy gap with its own citizens. One of the week spots in many of the traditional approaches undertaken, including in our schools and universities, is that the EU public sphere is exclusively re-presented via the supranational institutions.
At the same time, we see that at the national level, individual politicians (regular and populist) and other key decision makers 'capture' the attention of voters and are increasingly representative of their parties and institutions.
So, the Wholeads.eu might offer a much needed change of vision and cast light on the profile and activities of key EU leaders. The rich data and visual representations could be used as educational material, media source and original insight for consultants and researchers.
The overall goal is to make our online tool and existing database of EU leaders accessible to the widest possible public, but particularly to students, scholars and opinion makers (journalists and public institutions).
This could be achieved by 1) creating a sustainable network of national partners who could test and implement the model at the national level. Additionally, building 2) related Apps and particularly a SaaS could facilitate the access to and popularity of the online tool.
1. Finance up-to 3 national partner projects of the Wholeads model
2. Start building an SaaS
3. Upgrade the Wholeads.eu site (responsive design, speed, novel functionalities - social, games, bulletin)
4. Popularise the Wholeads.eu, alongside the SaaS and national sites (also via related Apps)
5. Find more 'national partners' (concessioners) and spread the Wholeads SaaS more widely - also internationally.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Most needed for us would be the advice that we could receive from other or previous Advocate Europe projects on the real applicability of our project (for example, we were already in touch with FactCheck.eu - on the type of data we gather with Wholeads.eu and its analysis and presentation).