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Advocate Europe funding for Ideas that connect Europe

Advocate Europe is an idea challenge for European projects. The initiative is looking for original and transnational project proposals that foster connection and cohesion in Europe. Advocate Europe is open to civil society actors who seek financing and support to realise sustainable ideas. These can come from fields as diverse as social innovation, arts and culture, or civic education. Twelve project ideas with up to €50,000 each will be funded and supported in their realisation through mentoring and networking activities. The Call for Proposals is open until March 8, 2016.

Advocate Europe is an annual idea challenge for European initiatives and projects realised by MitOst and Liquid Democracy, funded by Stiftung Mercator. Advocate Europe wants to strengthen changemakers in Europe and to support those who want to effect real and positive transformations in our societies. 

Why an idea challenge?

Europe belongs to us, the citizens. We can determine its direction. But we need to start now. And we should do it together - beyond established disciplines and conventional schools of thought. We know that we exist, from Reykjavik to Ankara, from Lisbon to Helsinki, in cities and in rural areas: individuals and groups who want to effect change and who want to pursue innovative work on Europe. As the initiators of Advocate Europe, we are convinced that a unified Europe is the best option for our continent. Only together can we find solutions to our challenges. We want to strengthen connection, cohesion and agency in Europe. Connection is created when people in Europe feel like Europeans and experience the advantages of our shared community.

What is your idea for our common European future? The idea challenge Advocate Europe invites you to apply with a project idea that strengthens Europe until March 8, 2016 (18.00 CET) and secure funding of up to € 50,000. You can also join the discussion on the proposed ideas in our online community. 

Submit your ideas for a Europe that is co-created by its citizens – one that that is based on open-mindedness and tolerance, that offers justice and equal opportunities, that protects individual rights, that guarantees democracy and the rule of law, and that ensures freedom.

Link to the idea space: https://advocate-europe.eu/en/idea-space#!/register?locale=en

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Feb 08, 2016