Invitation to Europe Lab in Nova Gorica

Europe Lab #5

25–28 July 2019 in Nova Gorica/Gorizia

The challenges the European Continent is facing 2019 might be tackled by joint efforts only. The platform “Europe Lab” unites young people from over 30 European countries unlocking opportunities for dialogue and common learning.

Its highlight is an annual 4-day forum taking place in late July in locations of symbolic significance for the 20th century’s history. Participants work on cross-sector topics, share best practices, network, develop partnerships and start common international projects/ initiatives.

We invite you to join us in the heart of Europe – on the border between Slovenia and Italy – and shape our future together!

Apply until May 26th here

Who can apply?

Europe Lab participants work in academia, politics, media, activism, grassroots organisations, NGOs, business, urban development and architecture, environmental activism, social entrepreneurship, arts and cultural sector.

The programme is open to people from the EU, Russia and other European countries (including EaP countries, Balkan countries, Turkey etc.), in their 20s and 30s with a certain experience in the professional field or own project experience.

What will we do?

“Europe Lab” will take place on 25–28 July 2019 in Nova Gorica/Gorizia and is organised by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum in cooperation with the association 47/04. The association was founded in Gorizia in order to build a network of initiatives that interact with the historical reflection, active citizenship and new educational strategies. Recently they launched a new map and interactive walk of the territory: a topography of the memory of Gorizia and Nova Gorica including life stories of the citizens on both sides of the border, between 1947 and 2004, when Slovenia joined the European Union.

The programme includes three intensive workshop sessions and an additional programme including discussions, cultural and networking events as well as walking tours and excursions around the two cities and the region.

Key topics of „Europe Lab” 2019:

Overall topic

              Borderlands: Movements, migration, cooperation


              The European agenda and European identities 2019

              Topographies of Memory: Culture of Remembrance and Urban Space

              Climate Change and new forms of civic activism

The outputs of the workshops may be common international project initiatives, performances, exhibitions, media pieces, and others. Ideas generated at the Forum will get the chance to grow: Participants can apply for follow-up grants and implement projects in international teams. Alumni of “Europe Lab” are invited to network and cooperate further in various formats and initiatives.

More detailed information and the full programme will be announced soon, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and check our Website for the latest news. Interested in what our alumni are up to all over Europe: Check out their inspirational stories here!

The working language of Europe Lab is English. Cost of workshops, accommodation, and meals are covered by the organisers. Travel costs are borne by the participants themselves. The organisers can provide a limited number of travel grants. If you would like to apply for this support, please indicate so in the application form.

Apply until May 26th here

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