When he started the Schokofahrt in 2017 together with 3 friends, Nikolai didn’t think of himself an activist. What he was: A psychologist working as a business consultant, with a liking for cargobikes, cycling tours – and, of course, chocolate. But this tour really became a starting point for a personal transformation. And not only for him. The Schokofahrt became a movement, in which lately 300 people moved 2.5 tons of chocolate to all over Germany and Austria, self-organized and only by muscle power. (The preceding transportation of cacao is done by sailing boat.) While working to extend this network and its capabilities for sustainable peer-to-peer transport, Nikolai is still fascinated by the driving motivation and joy that all those who join in experience, from feeling self efficient, empowered and connected.
The Schokofahrt can serve as a case example for an international peer-to-peer transportation network, building on gathered experience and factors for success (and failure), like a neat, easy-to-grasp story or an easy accessability also for “non-activsts”.