15 May 2015
Lithuania | Europe Lab - open call
Call for Applications: Forum for Young Professionals “Europe Lab”, taking place in Lithuania in July 2015 and organised by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. It is open to young professionals (aged 25-35) from Europe and the Russian Federation.
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.
The working language of the Forum is English.
“Europe Lab” will take place on 23–26 July 2015 in Lithuania – in Vilnius and Raseiniai. The Raseiniai Local History Museum is 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
The best common projects, whose ideas were elaborated during the workshops, will be awarded. The winners will receive advice from prominent experts in their area, coordinators and moderators of the workshops and receive grants for their projects’ implementation. 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.
Young professionals from the EU, the Russian Federation, and other European countries, aged between 25 and 35, are welcome to apply. Costs for workshops, accommodation, and meals are covered by organisers.
NOTE: Travel costs are borne by participants themselves.
Please submit your application before 15 May 2015
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