I have a background in law (assessor jurisdiction), as an advisor, social entrepreneur and financial educator. I am based in Germany, Dresden but have lived, studied and worked in San Francisco, CA. My main interest is in looking for the next idea, invention and solution to decrease complexity and increase purpose and happiness in people’s lives. Therefore, I enable people to improve their project or join to support others with their idea.
Why I joined FutureLab Europe? I thank FutureLab Europe for this great chance to support young people in fulfilling their visions and carrying their projects further. We are in a unique position to show all citizens in Europe that each of us can make a difference if we get involved in things we truly believe in by acting together. Because I am involved in the creation of a tool that is able to solve any kind of problem by using a set of values to build bridges between divided parties, I am confident to contribute an important part to help this vision become reality.
Why do I think that Europe needs active citizens? I believe Europe needs active citizens because to improve something as huge as a state of 28 countries, you need people, people engaging in activities, which, put together, can accomplish this goal. I assume people know that, but they are unaware of all the tools and possibilities around them. Just imagine what happens if they know how to use these tools and combine this with their true wish and passion to make Europe a better place. Confidence in their own abilities and ultimately in democracy will grow again. And because energy follows attention and trust, lasting improvement is going to happen as a consequence.
Martin joined FutureLab Europe in 2016. Since then, he has been involved in the following activities: