Deadline: 11 September 2013
Open to: applicants from Europe and India
Grant: depends on the project
From 15 to 17 November 2013, EUROPE REFRESH will gather several dozen projects dedicated to creativity in all its forms at Les Halles. These projects will help build a more inventive, more open and more fulfilled society, and a more just, more sustainable and more democratic economy. Any kind of project can be introduced in a number of categories: artistic creations but also projects that address the social and solidarity economy. What is important, they must have a specific purpose and – sine qua non – they can not have a purely commercial purpose.
When submitting your project, you must specify what creative category (or categories) it project falls into, for example:
Adventure & Sport / Apps / Architecture / Art / Augmented reality / Books & Publishing / Big data / Building / Design & inventions / Digital / Documentary / Ecology / Education / Events / Fashion / Food / Games / Health / Humanitarian / International Exchanges / Journalism /Languages / Movies & videos / Music / Nanotechnology / New Media / Ntics / Performing Arts / Photography / Renewable Energy / Research / Robotics / Science / Social Networks / Software / Solidarity / Start-up / Sustainable development / Telephony / Transport / Urban Planning / Web …
If you are a citizen of a European country or India, you can travel to Brussels for the event and you have a project, this first edition of Europe Refresh is a great opportunity to present it to a wide audience and obtain financing for it.
You need to be available on the weekend of 15 to 17 November, as well as the evenings of 13 and 14 November for the implementation of the event. The organizers are doing everything possible to ensure that the cost of your travel and stay in Brussels can be picked up by their partners. Once projects have been selected, you will be informed of the opportunities available to you.
Europe Refresh works on the principle of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a system that allows members of the general public to give financial support to an idea or a project that attracts them. This opens up a possibility of a project being collectively funded by a number of smaller sponsors instead of one or two large ones. The most famous crowdfunding example is the 2012 presidential campaign of Barack Obama in the US for which $150 million was raised by the public.
EUROPE REFRESH visitors can become your active partners by helping finance the development of your plan. From Friday 15 November and for a maximum of ninety days, each project will also be supported by the platform of KissKissBankBank, Europe’s leading crowdfunding body.
Applications may be submitted at Les Halles or mailed until 11 September 2013. Each application should include all the following:
- Name of your project
- The amount you want to collect
- Detailed description of your project
- What, within the total financing, will the money from your fundraising serve to do?
- A presentation of the project initiator(s)
A panel of judges consisting of the management of Les Halles, KissKissBankBank and their partners will select up to 80 of the projects presented. The names of the candidates selected for EUROPE REFRESH will be announced on 21 September. Assistance will then be available to help you prepare your presence at EUROPE REFRESH in the best possible conditions.
By post to:
Ms Emmanuelle Nizou
Halles de Schaerbeek
Rue de la Constitution, 20
Please visit the official website to find more detailed information.