At a time when European unification has long since ceased to be a matter of course and is being challenged by the rise of right-wing populist parties and the Brexit, it is clear that good solutions are needed. But how should action be taken in this context? The Advocate Europe ideas competition can provide an answer by strengthening European civil society and supporting various stakeholders in building a community. This will help to identify and implement good solutions across Europe.
Together with MitOst e.V. and sponsored by Stiftung Mercator, we have created a platform for the ideas competition where suggestions can be submitted by users, evaluated and discussed by the community. In terms of content, the process deals with topics such as political education, intercultural and transnational exchange, environmental protection, migration, social inclusion, democratic and social innovations as well as art and culture.