In five years Advocate Europe ran three rounds of the idea challenge, collected 1,600 ideas for Europe online and invested up to €50,000 each in 32 initiatives. What happens “backstage” and what are the milestones along the way? Who is involved and how do online and offline elements complement each other? Handmade and crafted by a passionate civil society, this is the combined work of dozens of heads, hearts and hands. Tracing the journey of the Advocate Europe idea challenge and community of project makers from 2014 to 2019.