Civic Europe is realized by MitOst and Sofia Platform, funded by Stiftung Mercator.

Stiftung Mercator is a private and independent foundation. Through its work it strives for a society characterized by openness to the world, solidarity and equal opportunities. In this context it concentrates on strengthening Europe; increasing the educational success of disadvantaged children and young people, especially those of migrant origin; driving forward climate change mitigation and promoting science and the humanities. Stiftung Mercator symbolizes the connection between academic expertise and practical project experience. One of Germany’s leading foundations, it is active both nationally and internationally. Stiftung Mercator feels a strong sense of loyalty to the Ruhr region, the home of the founding family and the foundation’s headquarters.

MitOst e.V. connects motivated people in a diverse and open network in Europe and its neighbouring regions. MitOst supports cultural exchange and civil society engagement through its projects. The goal of the association is a lively civil society that goes beyond cultural, linguistic and political borders.

Sofia Platform works to enhance the democratic political culture and to inform the debate on communism, transition and democracy. The organization does so by means of civic education, capacity building for the local level and dealing with the history of the recent past. More information can be found here.

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Liquid Democracy e. V. is a non-profit and non-partisan association which works on innovative ideas and software for democratic participation. Since 2009 the association has developed the open source software library Adhocracy. It enables organisations and individuals to participate in decision-making processes through an online discourse mostly free of moderation. The idea space of the Idea Challenge is developed by Liquid Democracy.