The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum invites young professionals aged between 25 and 35 from the EU, Russia, and other European states to apply for the 2nd edition of the “Europe Lab” Forum, which will take place on 21–24 July 2016 in Croatia – Zagreb and Vukovar – with an excursion to the local Memorial Centre of the Homeland War.
Forum for Young Professionals “Europe Lab” is a unique communication and exchange platform for change makers from all over Europe working in public administration, business, NGOs, universities, think tanks, and other fields of professional engagement.
The main goals of “Europe Lab” are to enable cross-sector cooperation and promote exchange of ideas, develop partner networks, and encourage common projects of young professionals in Europe in several areas.
The programme of “Europe Lab” 2016 includes four workshops:
• Wars After 1989 – Is There a Chance for Reconciliation?
• Brave New Media – A Jilted Generation
• Refugees (Un)Welcome – Caught in a Trafficking Jam
• Social Entrepreneurship – Rooted in Community
The best common projects, whose ideas were elaborated during the workshops, will be granted. The winners will receive advice from prominent experts in their area as well as coordinators and speakers. The results will be presented at the 7th General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum on 1-3 February 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.
Finally, “Europe Lab” graduates are invited to join the permanent young professionals’ platform at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, to lead and play a role in a number of future initiatives.
Costs for workshops, accommodation, and meals are covered by organisers. Travel costs are borne by participants themselves.
Applications can be submitted until 1 May 2016 here.
For more information on the event and the application procedure, please visit the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum.