Youth festival of informal democratic education …


Who is behind this?

Aliaksandra Kuzmich

Center for Development of Students' Initiatives


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Build a dream country cooperating with youth civil activists!
All festival participants become residents of a game country with its' own politic and economic systems where they can choose any role: politician, NGO activist, journalist or entrepreneuer.

Where will your idea take place?


Why does Europe need your idea?

At the moment we are faced with a huge Russian propaganda which has a great influence on Belarus. All democratic communities understands that we are loosing in this fight and if Russian invaders come to Belarus, people will meet them with flowers.
We afraid of this and realise that now is the moment when all the democratic forces should work together making big innovative projects to resist the propaganding machine.
That's why our idea is that fresh thing that we can add to joint work for democracy in Belarus.
It can't be held nowhere abroad Belarus, because this will not have any sense: our idea is work for democratization in Belarus living here. However we will be glad to invite guests from every country to participate as experts :)

What is your impact?

We hope that our project will have a great influence on the youth civil society. So after a year we expect:
- no less than 1 youth candidate in local community (city or region level);
- no less than 5 new journalists in independent media;
- no less than 20 new volunteers in NGO;
- no less than 5 new projects from participants in the shpere of promoting democratic values;
- no less than 1 business start-up in the shpere of social entrepreneurship;
- a mass campaing of resisting violations during the presidential elections (200 volunteers, 1000 successful cases )
All of this will help to strengthen the democratic youth community and create an creative and friendly atmosphere which will help to promote democratic values and consolidate the youth.

How do you get there?

1. Pre-festival work
a. preparing key role-players with useful materials and seminars
b. "Youth parliament" work (sessions on the most interesting laws)
c. advertising campaign
2. Festival
a. educational part (lections and seminars from experienced politicians, NGO activists and independent media journalists)
b. role-playing part (own political and economic system where all the roles are played by participants)
c. fun part (music from youth belarusian bands, conditions for informal communication)
3. Post-festival work
a. deep reflection with all the experts
b. supporting projects from participants
c. promoting partner NGO projects
d. making a film about how young belarusians see the "Dream country"
4. Campaign for resisting violations during the presidential elections

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 27000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 29500,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We will be pleased to see any NGO that works with democratic values as an expert or guest during our festival :)



Idea created on March 22, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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