proVOCAting innovaTION – uniting authentic vocation, active citizenship and entrepreneurship in youth work

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began…”

(Mary Oliver: The Journey)


Again and again in our lives, we stand at a junction – questioning which path to take. How can we know where to go, which path enables us to live a life which is enriching and sense-making both for ourselves and for society? And if we know, how can we dare to step into the unknown – leaving the beaten path, which promises security and habit, but can’t fulfill our longing?

Thousands of young adults feel overwhelmed and lost alone with the questions who they are, what they want to do with their lives, and how they can live a life of purpose. At the same time, global challenges are crying for young people’s engagement. It is time to bring these spheres together.

This project is based on the assumption that it does matter what we do, that striving for personal fulfillment and contributing to a better world are not two different spheres, but are deeply connected and interlinked. It’s based on the assumption that all of us not only have certain precious gifts, longings and passions inside us, but that these are landmarks for finding and following our call, our purpose.

This is a journey where inner work is linked with outer actions, acknowledging how deep these two spheres are deeply interlinked. This journey explores how we can find and follow our authentic vocation, and how much beauty and sense we can bring to society and our own lives by living our purpose.


The project is realized with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme.
This publication does not reflect the viewpoint of the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Commission.