idea challenge Advocte Europe

Do you have an idea that can inspire Europe? 
Our idea challenge is open to people who want to bring about change, no matter how much or how little experience they have. We invite you to share your non-profit project idea with us. How will you connect people in Europe?

Do you have an idea that can inspire Europe? 
The open idea challenge Advocate Europe is an opportunity for game-changers: We invite active citizens and transnational changemakers to share their non-profit project ideas with us. We are looking for initiatives in the fields of civic education, arts and culture, democracy and participation, social innovation or innovative forms of advocacy. By mentoring and funding non-profit project ideas with up to € 50,000 each, we aim to foster transformative activities throughout European civil society. Winning initiatives will be selected by both the public and an expert jury from among the ideas shared on Advocate Europe’s online platform ( Additionally, the public will determine the winner of a Community Award whose recipient will be awarded an additional € 5,000.

Advocate Europe is open to civil society actors from all over Europe: whether they have years of experience or are embarking on something new; whether they are still studying or finished long ago. We especially encourage partnerships between organisations or initiatives outside of conventional frameworks – e.g. across geographical or language borders, across cultural boundaries or across established sectors – in order to exploit the full potential of transformative actions. Our "advocates" are open-minded, curious, passionate and committed.

Only online submissions in English and German are possible until 13th of April 2015.

Learn more about "Advocate Europe"
Register and submit a project idea here at
(You can edit and change your application until the very end of our application deadline).

We are looking forward to your inspiring ideas for Europe!

Advocate-Europe is an annual idea challenge for innovative European projects. We are looking for original and transnational project proposals that foster connection and cohesion in Europe. Brought to you by Stiftung Mercator, MitOst e.V. and Liquid Democracy.