Winners 2018


The 2018 Advocate Europe Winners: seven ideas for democracy in Europe


We proudly announce the winning ideas of our challenge for democracy in Europe.

Back in our open call in November 2017, we asked for ideas that reshape democracy in Europe. Out of the 475 ideas from 42 countries from a wide field of civil society actors, our expert jury finally selected the seven winning ideas for 2018. Congratulations!


Visual Winners Story


The start of a common journey

Each of the seven winning ideas from all over Europe receives funding of up to € 50,000 to implement the project until September 2019. We’ll mentor the teams along their way, follow their journey and stay curious about how they turn their ideas into action.


The winners 2018


Democracy Fitness neu

Denmark

DEMOCRACY FITNESS – Make European democracy fit again

We all have democratic muscles! But like muscles in general our democratic muscles require training to prevent them from becoming weak – risking weakening the entire democratic body of Europe. Democracy Fitness is simple, active and motivating training. Each training session takes 30 minutes and focuses on one muscle – e.g., the empathy muscle or the disagreement muscle. In different European locations we will meet to identify the most important democratic muscles, develop workouts and train a strong network of democracy fitness trainers. After that we will all be fit to spread the training program to our own neighbourhood, co-workers or any context we can think of.

Read the Project Proposal.

Digital identity

Germany, Switzerland

How to make democracy in the EU more vibrant and give citizens direct voice in political processes? Elections to the European Parliament are important but not sufficient to ensure their views are heard. Nor can citizen’s initiatives and consultations bridge the increasing gap between Union citizens and institutions. We propose a system of digital identity for registration as Union citizens and Random Sample Voting allowing all registered to vote on specific questions in EU politics in a rapid, cost-effective and secure way: A tool for enhancing citizens’ participation in EU decision-making.

Read the project proposal.

EscapeFake

Romania, Austria

Populism poisons the minds of youngsters with fear and untruth and undermines our democracy. Teachers try to cure it by preaching history books to digital natives. We think teens need to experience education as an engaging experience, so together with school kids aged 12–18 we will co-design and develop an interactive augmented reality escape room app that can be downloaded for free, played everywhere and used in workshops all over Europe and beyond. Read, check facts, research, solve riddles and escape the fake.

Read the project proposal.

Sisters of Europe

Greece, Germany, France

One century after the rise of the 'suffragettes' and following the #Metoo movement, we propose an empowerment project to inspire and better connect women across Europe. The three-fold venture will have digital, public and political impact: the online publication of interviews with engaged women in 15 countries to document women's condition today; the organization of four public “agoras” in Warsaw, Paris, Berlin and Athens to discuss the diversity of issues European women are confronted with; the elaboration of a list of proposals that will be submitted to the European Parliament.

Read the project proposal.

The EU Activist School

Spain, Estonia, Belgium

The European Civics Academy is a project by The Good Lobby to empower you, as a citizen, to advocate for social change in and beyond your community. Whether you’re a student, professional, activist, or merely a concerned citizen, in one day the school provides you with hands-on understanding of the various channels of participation so as to make your voice heard. Corporations lobby public institutions out of self-interest, yet citizens could do the same for the public good!

Read the project proposal.

TraceMap

Germany

In social media, populist parties have found the perfect platforms for their deliberate use of misinformation to disturb and emotionalize political debates. In this setting, fact-based discussions have become virtually impossible. To tackle this problem, we are developing an open-source web tool that will empower social media users to investigate and discuss online content and to debunk misinformation collectively.

Read the project proposal.

WeBudget

Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Spain

The WeBudget project intents to introduce an educational program and a tool for engaging and empowering citizens, fostering their participation and improving decision-making in the local budget process in four European cities: Belgrade, Messina, Budapest, Zagreb. Starting from the local level with the aim to spread successful stories across Europe to foster further engagement in different countries, the project tackles relevant EU problems such as insufficient participatory mechanisms in decision-making and lack of transparency and political accountability.

Read the project proposal.


Community Award Winner 2018

Community Award Winner


Our community has chosen its favourite idea from 475 proposals: The Community Award goes to the idea “Establishment of marine litter recycling stations” from Greece. The team will receive start-up funding of €1,000.


The jury

Jury Meeting


“I’m hearing louder than ever before: possibility!”

This story takes you to Oberhausen in Germany’s Ruhr area where our jury met to select the 2018 winners of the idea challenge. Get to know the five jurors who combine diverse perspectives on democracy in Europe.


The five jury members are:

Marian Goodman, Core Member, Presencing Institute, South Africa 

Josef Janning, Head of Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, Germany

Urban Jeriha, Architect & Advocate Europe-Alumni, IPoP - Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Valerie Mocker, Head of Development & European Digital Policy, Nesta, London, UK

Dr Sylwia Spurek, Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland


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Shortlist 2018

Out of a total of 475 submitted ideas, 31 made it to the shortlist, the Community Award Winner included. Read through all 31 shortlisted ideas in our Idea Space.


Themes and patterns

This year’s shortlist features topics ranging from women’s rights to tax equality, from counteracting fake news in the digital sphere to piloting citizens’ assemblies in Eastern Europe. Our shortlisted ideas propose experiments in developing new voting mechanisms, building a progressive pan-European movement running for the 2019 EU elections and exploring a community currency. They include artistic interventions highlighting “forbidden art,” developing a multidisciplinary political narrative or trying out participatory budgeting in a cross-sectoral partnership. Together these shortlisted ideas illustrate the breadth of creative potential and passionate commitment for further shaping democracy for Europe.


Shaping ideas for Europe

From 25-29 April we met up with the people behind our 31 shortlisted ideas in Kyiv, Ukraine. Together we explored and worked on their project designs to reshape democracy in Europe. See pictures and read more about the Idea Challenge Camp.


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European change-makers: The people behind our 31 shortlisted ideas. Photo: Olga Zarko


A map of ideas

How do the ideas reflect on our topic of democracy in Europe? Where do they come from? Are there trends? We tried to get a bigger picture and mapped the 475 ideas in sketches.



Thank you

We would like to thank all 475 applicants who submitted their idea. We are excited by this enthusiasm and motivation to build a common European future. Visit all 475 Idea Sketches 2017/2018

Call 2017: Ideas for democracy

In times of growing national egos and fences, the European idea seems to be shaken. Politics often seem paralysed and uninspired, while reactionary statements dominate public space and airtime. Still, we at Advocate Europe believe that it is worth engaging for the ideal of a connected and democratic Europe.

Let’s face it: We are not spectators; we already are the leading characters shaping a necessary political movement: as active citizens, social innovators, think tankers, street workers, cultural managers, university scholars and teachers. – What if we took the stage?

Together we need to move from diagnosis to action. Now is the time to put your ideas for a vibrant democratic Europe onto the stage. They hold the potential to spark and spread new ways of inspiring and transforming our democracy.


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Share your idea for democracy in Europe until 19 January 2018. Photo: Panos Georgiou


The kind of ideas we are looking for

We encourage you to think about what keeps democracy vital: How can we inspire political change and political structures effectively? How do we need to change our interactions in societies? What could a biologist, a street worker, or a social innovator do together? How could we strengthen democracy through art or at school? How can think tankers or pressure groups take up this challenge in a different way than before? How about in the field of sustainability? We are open to receiving practical ideas from diverse fields and disciplines.

If you’re asking yourself, “How political does this need to be?” for us it is not necessarily about party politics. It is about how we all interact with each other every day; how we as European societies practise living together, make decisions together and how we engage in the processes leading up to those decisions. The word “democracy” is attached to numerous connotations, discussions and a lot of history. We invite you to take a practical approach and focus on building its future. What if we looked at democracy as “a work in progress” that we could strengthen and improve? What idea would you try out? What does your idea for democracy look like?

We acknowledge that circumstances are different everywhere and therefore ask you to take what is going on in your ‘corner of Europe’ into account while keeping the bigger European picture in mind. Intervene wherever you find your impact is most relevant, effective and replicable; be it across different countries, at a European level, in your hometown or region. Make sure that your idea can be transferred to or used in other contexts or in other places in Europe facing similar issues.

We are curious about diverse ideas that show how democracy could be strengthened, improved or rethought. Enjoy the challenge!

Who can join?

Hands

From cities to rural areas, we connect change-makers. Photo: Panos Georgiou


Non-profit actors

Are you looking for funding and support for a project idea for Europe that fits our call 2017/2018?

Do you have an original project idea for strengthening connection and cohesion in Europe and need financial and practical support? Then this is the opportunity for you! For eight weeks, between late November 2017 and 19 January 2018 (13.00 CET) you can propose ideas, initiatives and projects. We will fund up to twelve winning ideas with up to € 50,000 each. Here you can find out more about our eligibility criteria.


Friends, colleagues, peers

... and any engaged Europeans who are curious about proposed ideas and want to offer feedback and share their expertise.

Use the opportunity to exchange experience and knowledge in our digital idea space. Follow your favourite ideas and get notified when they enter the next stage of the idea challenge, discuss proposed ideas, topics and methods and expand your network. Give each other food for thought, work together and learn from one another.

How does it work?

In 2017/2018 we are using a two-step selection process. Here is the overview of each phase of the idea challenge.


The phases


1. Submitting your Idea Sketch: until 19.01.2018 (13.00 CET) *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

2. Community Award vote: 22.01. – 12.02.2018

2. Shortlist selection: until March 2018

4. Participating in the Idea Challenge Camp: 25. - 29.04.2018

5. Submit Project Proposal: May 2018

6. Announcing the winners: July 2018

7. Realising your project idea: until August 2019

8. Project completion: until 30 September 2019


The phases in detail


Until 19.01.2018 (13.00 CET)

In the first stage, you can apply by filling in the Idea Sketch. As soon as you have submitted your application, it will be published online in the idea space. You can modify your Idea Sketch together with your team until the end of the application deadline.

Everyone interested can support you with their feedback, follow and comment on your idea. The Advocate Europe team moderates the online platform and shares valuable tips and feedback online.

22.01.2018 – 12.02.2018

*Special for current and previous project idea proposer*

Anyone who has submitted an idea to one of the three idea challenges we have run, in 2017/2018, 2016 or 2015, is entitled to vote for our Community Award. The 2017/2018 idea with the most votes will be included in the shortlist, invited to our Idea Challenge Camp and receive start-up funding of €1,000. Please note that you can choose your personal favourite submission. You can, however, not vote for your own project idea.

Until March 2018

Following the application deadline, the Advocate Europe team, together with Stiftung Mercator, makes a preselection from among the submitted proposals that meet the selection and eligibility criteria. A very important selection factor will be how much your idea fits our call 2017/2018.

Up to 30 proposals are included in this shortlist. The shortlist will be published on the online platform in March 2018.

25. - 29.04.2018 in Kiev (Ukraine)

If your idea has made it to the shortlist, we will meet in person at the Idea Challenge Camp. We will invite project makers behind all shortlisted ideas and the winner of the Community Award to get together.

During the Camp we have three full days to work together on your project ideas, explore your project design and your theory of change.

Participating in the Idea Challenge Camp is mandatory in order to proceed to the next stage of the selection process.

Travel and lodging costs will be covered by Advocate Europe.

May 2018

Following the Idea Challenge Camp, all participants have the chance to refine their project idea and submit a modified project application (Project Proposal) on our online platform. The Project Proposal is slightly longer than the Idea Sketch and will be reviewed by our jury. Applicants have three weeks to prepare their proposals.

Summer 2018

Our interdisciplinary jury will review all project proposals and select up to twelve ideas. Each of the selected ideas will receive funding of up to € 50,000. In summer 2018 the final winners of the idea challenge will be announced.

Are you curious who is on the 2018 jury? Meet our five members:

  • Marian Goodman, Core Member, Presencing Institute, South Africa  
  • Josef Janning, Head of Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, Germany
  • Urban Jeriha, Architect & Advocate Europe-Alumni, IPoP - Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Valerie Mocker, Head of Development & European Digital Policy, Nesta, London, UK
  • Dr. Sylwia Spurek, Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland

July 2018 until August 2019

If the jury has chosen your Project Proposal, we will sign a grant agreement with you in summer 2018. Between July 2018 and August 2019 the Advocate Europe team will support you and offer mentoring advice.

During the implementation period, winning projects share regular updates on their progress on the online platform, allowing others to follow the journey of their project. The winners meet at the Advocate Europe network meeting in a European city.

The funding period ends on 30 August 2019.

Until 30 September 2019

Until 30 September 2019 all winners have to hand in a financial and narrative report.

What can be proposed?

Winning proposals must be submitted by eligible applicants and meet our selection criteria.

Network

In our preselection we review how the proposals meet our criteria. Photo: Shooresh Fezoni


Non-profit organisations and initiatives from across Europe are eligible to apply for and receive funding.

For example:


Legal status

  • Registered associations

  • Non-profit private limited companies and non-profit entrepreneurial companies

  • Cooperatives

  • Public sector institutions


Practical examples

  • NGOs

  • Clubs

  • Associations

  • Social institutions

  • Arts and cultural institutions

  • Schools, universities and research institutes


We fund non-profit organisations, initiatives and projects from:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Vatican City.


We’re planning to start a non-profit organisation. Can we still apply?

Yes. We particularly encourage newcomers and beginners to apply. The founding of the association or other entity does not need to be complete at the time of application. Where possible, we try to help you to establish a non-profit organisation or support you in finding a suitable host organisation. A non-profit organisation must have been founded by June 2018 at the latest in order to implement the project.


Can we apply as individuals or as informal groups such as citizens’ initiatives?

Unfortunately we cannot enter into funding contracts with individuals, private initiatives or local citizens’ groups. Funding will be provided on the basis of a signed contract between MitOst and a non-profit organisation. However, we are committed to supporting the best and most innovative ideas. Therefore, if your project idea is selected, a non-profit organisation must be established by the start of implementation in 2018 or you must identify an organisation that agrees to legally host your project.


Can commercially oriented organisations be funded?

Commercially oriented organisations and project formats that are not recognised as non-profit cannot be funded. For-profit organisations can, however, be involved as project partners as long as the proposed project and applicant are non-profit.

We are looking for non-profit ideas and initiatives that:

  • strengthen connection and cohesion in Europe. We welcome proposals that support the exchange of people and ideas, and promote international and intercultural understanding. Our goal is to identify critical topics for the further development of a unified Europe and to bring together key groups such as multipliers, stakeholders, activists, administrators, young people and change-makers. In 2017/2018 our call for ideas has a thematic focus on strengthening democracy in Europe.

  • are surprising and unconventional. We want to support original approaches and courageous ideas that are oriented towards the current and future needs of Europe’s civil society and citizens. We are looking for ideas that help to design the future, not just manage the status quo.

  • are based on everyday life. We are looking for project ideas that have practical relevance and a clear relationship to the everyday life of people in Europe.


Special attention will be given to ideas that:

  • are based on unusual partnerships. What happens when an architect and a social entrepreneur want to create a better Europe for the next generation? Or when environmental educators talk to social scientists? What about when an established foreign policy think tank works with social innovators? Or when computer programmers organise things with dancers? Activists for the common good with neurobiologists? – Team up with a friend, neighbour or colleague who works on the same topic, but in a completely different field. Connect things that don’t seem to belong together at first glance. Think beyond the boundaries of languages, countries, generations and, above all, professions and fields of action. We’re particularly interested in ideas and partnerships from organisations and initiatives that are made up of two or more actors outside of typical constellations.


What we are not looking for:

Advocate Europe does not fund proposals such as:

  • a single youth gathering that ends with a meeting with politicians

  • a digital platform on which Europeans can meet (prove to us that there is a strong demand for this)

  • podium discussions or conferences whose purpose and goal are not entirely clear

What can we use the money for?

Funding can be used for all project-related costs, including personnel and materials. Material costs include travel costs, accommodation and subsistence, service contracts and honoraria (for external trainers, experts, service providers, etc.), and materials for project implementation (equipment, etc.), the presentation of results, public relations and communications.


What can the money not be used for?

  • Stipends and fellowships for individuals

  • Printing subsidies for publications

  • Filling budget shortfalls in public administrations

  • Construction

  • Projects that have a purely event-based character

  • Personal and administrative costs that are not related to the project

  • Projects that don't correspond to the Advocate Europe funding criteria

  • The assumption of temporally unlimited obligations

Within your project you may not create products that are intended for later commercial use.


What is the amount of funding?

Advocate Europe supports up to 12 project ideas with up to € 50,000 each. When planning your project, please refer to that as the maximum amount of funding. The final amount awarded will depend on the idea and the project. In the Idea Sketch you do not have to indicate a final amount. We will discuss your financial plan together with you - if you are on the shortlist and invited to the Idea Challenge Camp in April 2018.


Can we apply for co-financing for a larger project or must the total cost of our project not exceed €50,000?

An application for co-financing for Project Proposal with a total budget of more than €50,000 is possible. In the application we ask for further information about other sources of funding. The important thing is that your ideas correspond to the Advocate Europe selection criteria.


In what time frame can the money be spent?

Funding from Advocate Europe can be used between July 2018 and August 2019. Until 30 September 2019 you need to submit a financial and narrative report.

When do we receive the funding?

Individual funding agreements will be concluded between MitOst and the selected winners. These agreements will include a financial plan. You will receive up to 80 percent of the total value of the funding amount as an advance payment. The other 20 percent will be transferred after we have checked the final report and financial report.


When do we have to provide evidence about the use of the money? When do we have to supply a financial report?

The winners’ final reports and financial reports (including all original receipts) must be submitted to MitOst by 30 September 2019. For projects with a shorter time frame, reports should be submitted two months before the end of the project. We will require that you submit all receipts and forms digitally as well as in hard copy.

FAQ

Idea Challenge

Deadline extended: Friday, 19 January 2018 (13.00 CET)

You can simply follow an idea by clicking on the “watch” button on a single idea page. You can watch all ideas you are following in your user profile and get notifications when they enter the next stage of the idea challenge.

You can add up to five more co-workers to your idea sketch. You will find the field in the application form. All co-workers will appear as team members in your proposal and you can edit the text altogether until the application deadline.

We want to increase collaboration and partnerships across sectors, branches and fields – to encourage actors and organisations to team up with a friend, neighbour or colleague who works on the same topic, but in a completely different field. We encourage you to connect things that don’t seem to belong together at first glance. What happens when an architect and a social entrepreneur want to create a better Europe for the next generation? Or when environmental educators talk to social scientists? What about when an established foreign policy think tank works with social innovators? Or when computer programmers organise something with dancers? Activists for the common good with neurobiologists? Think beyond the boundaries of languages, countries, generations and, above all, professions and fields of action. We’re particularly interested in ideas and partnerships from organisations and initiatives that are made up of two or more actors outside of typical constellations.

One of Advocate Europe’s aims is to strengthen the European dimension in the Ruhr region of Germany, where Stiftung Mercator is headquartered. Not all our funded projects need to include a link to this region, but we will select some that do – for example, through a project partner, a target group or some other aspect of the project.

Following the Idea Challenge Camp, all participants have the chance to refine their project idea and submit a modified project application (Project Proposal) on our online platform. The Project Proposal is slightly longer than the Idea Sketch and will be reviewed by our jury. Applicants have three weeks to prepare their proposals.

If your idea has not been selected for the shortlist and you did not participate in the Idea Challenge Camp, you cannot submit a project application (Project Proposal)

Following the Idea Challenge Camp, Our interdisciplinary jury meets in June 2018 to select up to twelve winning ideas. Decisions cannot be appealed.

Are you curious who is on the 2018 jury? Meet our five members:

  • Marian Goodman, Core Member, Presencing Institute, South Africa  
  • Josef Janning, Head of Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, Germany
  • Urban Jeriha, Architect & Advocate Europe-Alumni, IPoP - Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Valerie Mocker, Head of Development & European Digital Policy, Nesta, London, UK
  • Dr. Sylwia Spurek, Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland

Experts from different disciplines such as Angelika Fitz (curator and cultural theorist), Josef Janning (European Council of Foreign Relations), Mareike Geiling (Refugees Welcome) and Klaus Scharioth (former State Secretary in the German Federal Foreign Office and ambassador to the United States in Washington, DC and Dean of the Mercator Fellowship for International Affairs) have selected our 18 winning ideas in the past: Our jury consists of scientists, think tank members, curators, former winners and foundation representatives.

The jury 2018:

  • Marian Goodman, Core Member, Presencing Institute, South Africa  
  • Josef Janning, Head of Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, Germany
  • Urban Jeriha, Architect & Advocate Europe-Alumni, IPoP - Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Valerie Mocker, Head of Development & European Digital Policy, Nesta, London, UK
  • Dr. Sylwia Spurek, Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland

22.01.2018 – 12.02.2018

*Special for current and previous project idea proposer*

Anyone who has submitted an idea in one of the three idea challenges we have run, in 2017/2018, 2016 or 2015, is entitled to vote for our community award. The idea with the most votes will be included in the shortlist and receives start-up funding € 1,000.

Please note that you can choose your personal favourite submission. You can, however, not vote for your own project idea.

We will announce the winning ideas in summer 2018.

Our working language is English. All Idea Sketches and Project Proposals need to be submitted in English. Events related to the idea challenge will take place in English. Thus, we assume that you are comfortable working in English if you apply.

All project applications must be submitted in English so that we can guarantee comparability and a fair review. In the applications, a creative idea and personal creative drive is more important than grammatically perfect English. Project ideas that are submitted in a language other than English will not be considered.

Good ideas multiply when we share them. We want to establish a sharing culture in work on European integration in which it’s obvious that one should exchange ideas and plans, start experiments together, founder, doubt, and perhaps then embark upon a new journey together.

We will support the winners with continuous mentoring and support for the implementation of their ideas and will invite them to get engaged in the Advocate Europe network. In addition to the Idea Challenge Camp, we will organise another three-day network meeting with practical workshops in order for winning applicants to trade knowledge and experiences with the one another. Travel and lodging costs will be covered.

Online Platform

In order to register, please click on the registration button at the top right of the platform. Insert a username (your username doesn’t have to be your real name), an email address and a password and press the “register” button. We will send you an automatically generated email with your validation link to the email address you provided. Please check your inbox and click on this link to complete your registration. The link is valid for seven days.


Register

Simply click on the Login field at the top right of the platform and enter your username as well as your password and click on the “Login” button.


Log in

You can propose and share ideas by using the “+ add proposal”-button. You can find the button when you click on the arrow next to your user name. Note that in order to click on this button, you have to be logged in. The form has to be filled in in one sitting and cannot be stored temporarily.


Add idea

*Special for current and previous project idea proposer*

Anyone who has submitted an idea to one of the three idea challenges we have run, in 2017/2018, 2016 or 2015, is entitled to vote for our community award. Also, co-workers of an idea can support ideas. By clicking on the idea, a detailed idea description unfolds. There you can find the support button. Click the support button to support the idea. Note that in order to click on this button, you have to be logged in. You can support various ideas or withdraw your support. You cannot support your own idea.


Community Award

You can comment on the ideas of other users by entering your comment in the comment field on the bottom of the idea. Please note that in order to comment you have to be logged in.
Use the small arrows below a comment to rank it. If you want to reply to a comment, use the “Answer” button. If a comment is inconsistent with the general rules or etiquette (netiquette), you can report this comment via “Report,” which you can find by clicking on the “…” button. Please make sure that your comments follow the netiquette.


Comment

Yes, all the fields of the application form that are marked with a “*” must be filled in in one sitting. After the application has been submitted and published online, you can still edit and adjust the text up until the submission deadline on 19 January 2018 (13.00 CET).

Yes, it is possible to enter multiple project ideas through a single user account.

To upload images, please use the data formats .jpg, .png or .gif with a max. size of 3 MB and a minimum width of 400 px.

No, we want to give all participants the same chance and therefore ask that you refrain from sending additional materials via post or email. In the submission form itself, however, you can include links to graphics, videos, blogs, etc.

Yes, printing is possible at any time using your browser’s print function.

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