Enter the Open State of Politics, a innovation camp hosted by Open State and Advocate Europe from September 6th - 10th, 2017 at a wild and inspiring offsite location.

The camp will lead 30 democracy shapers and makers on a journey beyond convictions to co-create the tools we need for the politics we want.
A deep understanding of what divides us as a society will be the first step on a path to envision, prototype and start building our future Europe of shared values.

OUR FLOW PROGRAMME

AN OUTLINE OF WHAT WE WILL DO DURING THE CAMP

Learn about our basic camp programme and the way we will get deep into the theme of openness. Understand this outline as a compass to five inspiring days, while we are aware that things might change during the process. Read more

THE PULSE OF EUROPE IS STILL BEATING.

BUT IN VERY DIFFERENT RHYTHMS, IT SEEMS.

Populist or anarchist, conservative or liberal - on all sides, people are on the streets and on the polls again, fighting for what they believe to be true and right. In the last few months we have seen democratic starts-ups and even party-membership blossom. Read more


WE LOOK FOR CHALLENGERS FOR A BETTER EUROPEAN FUTURE

LEARN ABOUT WHO WE INVITE TO THE CAMP

We invite innovators and initiators of the multitude of projects on Europe, democracy and shared values from our networks, but are also open to suggestions and applications. Read more


TRANSITION BY DESIGN - NOT DISASTER

OUR TOOLS TO GET US TO RESULTS DURING THE CAMP

Dualities make for catchy headlines on posters and in the news. We use them, too. When it comes to action though, we embrace complexity and broadness of thought going hand in hand with simple direct and iterative prototyping. Read more

MADE BY


ADVOCATE EUROPE

IDEAS FOR EUROPEAN CHALLENGES

Advocate Europe is an idea challenge for European initiatives and projects realised by MitOst and Liquid Democracy, funded by Stiftung Mercator. It is calling for unconventional and transnational ideas that respond to Europe’s present challenges. It is aimed at civil society actors who are looking for start-up funding and mentoring to implement sustainable ideas in the fields of civic education, arts and culture or democracy and participation.
www.advocate-europe.eu



OPEN STATE

TRANSITION STUDIO

We design innovation camps to push forward the resilient future we need. We've come to believe that lasting change can only be achieved by deep experience in uncommon settings, freed from systemic restraints and framed by fresh methods such as open collaboration, sociocracy and agile innovation. All outcomes we produce are open source and shared freely, so blueprints can spread faster in a world that is in radical transition - by design or by disaster.
www.openstate.cc

WIR BAUEN ZUKUNFT

DEVELOPERS OF NIEKLITZ

www.wirbauenzukunft.de

INSTITUTE FOR MINDFULNESS

& SUSTAINABILITY

www.ifan-berlin.de

International Alumni Center

by Robert Bosch Stiftung

www.boschalumni.net
SUPPORTED BY
THE SPACE

53.48827° N / 10.87832° E

We invite you to leave your contexts of everyday life behind and enter the inspiring wild botanical gardens and spaces of Wir bauen Zukunft eG. On this experimental ground located between Hamburg and Berlin a community of around 30 people researches and realizes sustainable building, living and learning alternatives.

The 10 hectares used to be a research parc for human-nature-technology interactions which closed three years ago. Newly reopened last year, the space will host a training center of 1000 sqm, a workshop and exhibition space as well as greenhouses. It is also home to an impressive diversity of nature. www.wirbauenzukunft.de

Connect with us if you are interested in any way, wheather it is about participation, support, or pure interest. We'd love to hear from you.

If you are interested in participation and want to put your ideas to the test, please let us know briefly who you are and what project you are engaged with. Anja will get back to you shortly.

Would you like to share your perspective on Europe and democracy with the camp participants? Become a Reality Checker!

You would like to boost the camp activities and support our endeavour? Join in as a Partner!