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 Forum “Europe Lab”.
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.
Main goals of “Europe Lab” are to enable cross-sector co-operation and promote exchange of ideas, develop partner networks, and encourage common projects of young professionals in Europe in several areas.
“Europe Lab” will take place on 23–26 July 2015 in Lithuania – in Vilnius and at the Raseiniai Local History Museum, a unique place for preservation of historical memory and a former jail for political prisoners in the times of the first Lithuanian independence (1918-1940) as well as under Communist and Nazi regimes.
The programme of “Europe Lab” 2015 includes five workshops:
• Historical Memory and Culture of Remembrance – Dealing with Conflicts of Perception
• Trans-Border Traffic, Visa, and Migration – European Borders in a Globalised World
• Re-Thinking the Urban Space – New Outfit for Distressed Areas
• Corruption – Common Burden or Stimulus to Progress?
• Grassroots Journalism – Limits of Plausibility in the Times of Traditional Media Crisis
Every workshop will be curated by a coordinator.
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 moderators. The results will be presented at the General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum on 7-9 December 2015.
Finally, “Europe Lab” graduates are invited to start permanent young professionals’ platform at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, to lead and play a role in a number of future initiatives.
The working language of the Forum is English. Costs for workshops, accommodation, and meals are covered by organisers. Travel costs are borne by participants themselves.
Interested persons are invited to submit their application before 15 May 2015 at: http://eu-russia-csf.org/en/projects/europe-lab/application.
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the organisers via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: EU-Russia Civil Society Forum