Call for Applications - Forum for Young Professionals "Europe Lab" 2017 in Poland


The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum invites young professionals aged between 25 and 35 from the EU, Russia, and other European states for the annual 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 cooperation and promote exchange of ideas, develop partner and professional networks, and encourage common cross-border projects and initiatives all over Europe.

The working language of the Forum is English.

The Forum will take place on 27–30 July 2017 in Gdańsk in cooperation with the European Solidarity Centre as the hosting organisation of this year’s “Europe Lab”.

The programme of “Europe Lab” 2017 includes four 3-day intensive options – two workshops and two innovative formats - each of those coordinated by an organisation and additional experts/speakers. Apart from working sessions, an additional programme will take place including discussions, cultural and networking events as well as a tour of the exhibition of the European Solidarity Centre, displaying the birth and development of the "Solidarność" movement.

 

Workshops:

  • Freedom and Captivity - Solidarity in the Present and in the Past
  • Climate Change – Where Are You Going?

 

Innovative Formats:

  • Gdańsk in the Spotlight – City Development Hackathon
  • 360° Story – Multimedia Telling

 

The outputs of the workshops and innovative formats may be common international projects by participants, specific recommendations on the development of the City of Gdańsk, multimedia stories about and around the Forum, and others. The best common projects, whose ideas were elaborated during the Forum, will be granted. The results will be presented at the 8thGeneral Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum in 2018. Finally, “Europe Lab” alumni are invited to join the 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 the organisers. Travel costs are borne by the participants themselves.

Applications can be submitted until 1 May 2017 via online registration form.

The results of the selection process of the participants will be communicated before 19 May 2017.

We are looking forward to receiving your application! If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact us at europelab@eu-russia-csf.org

 

Forum for Young Professionals “Europe Lab” is organised by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum in cooperation with the  European Solidarity Centre and DRA - German-Russian Exchange as well as supported by the European Commission and the Oak Foundation.