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European Ideas Lab - Brussels

Greens meet changemakers


 

INTRODUCTION

The European Ideas Lab aims at bringing together change-makers from all over Europe. Everyday activists, civil society organisations, citizens’ movements, artists, ecopreneurs and Green innovators, we come from different background but we all share the same objective: bring a positive change in society.

While respecting the distinct roles of civil society organisations and activists and of elected politicians respectively, we want to foster mutual trust and increase our collective ability to win topics of common interest. This year, we will take a look at 5 main themes: democracy, inclusive society, liveable environment, digital society, economy & globalisation.

The European Ideas Lab will provide a space to network, learn from each other, exchange ideas, define the struggles we share and reflect on the positive alternatives we want to bring in society and the best ways to make it happen.

Building on the successes of the first European Ideas Lab held in February 2017 and of the regional European Ideas Lab held in Dublin in October 2017, we are proud to invite you to the next European Ideas Lab that will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March 2018 in Brussels.

Due to the high number of requests received, registrations for this event are now closed. Thank you for your understanding, and stay tune for future editions of the European Ideas Lab.

 

The objectives of the European Ideas Lab are:

  • To provide a forum where change-makers and Greens from all over Europe can engage in a professionally facilitated and neutral space to share ideas, experiences and knowledge;
  • To brainstorm collectively on specific topics, connect struggles and spend a weekend in an inspirational atmosphere;
  • To facilitate networking and to create lasting connections between the participants, which can help inform domestic and European policy, and if possible enable the participants to identify and work cooperatively on common campaigns.

Basic principles of the European Ideas Lab include:

  • Making it as participatory as possible;
  • No endless panel debates but spaces for collaborative thinking;
  • Giving as much place as possible to changemakers. We Greens are mostly here to listen, share and take stock!

 

PROGRAMME   

Thursday, 1st March 2018

15:00 European Parliament Tour with Greens/EFA MEPs
17:00 Accreditation Opens at the Venue (The Egg, Brussels)
17:30 Welcome by Greens/EFA & EGP
18:00 Agora
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Theatre play - Nourrir l’humanité, c’est un métier (with EN Sub)
 


Friday, 2nd March 2018

8:45 Accreditation opens
9:30 Opening Plenary - 1000 Solutions to Solve Climate Change / Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse
10:15 Get to Know Each Other
11:00 STEP 1 - Inspire - Parallel Sessions of 1:30h
Open Space - Acting & Thinking Together

Champions of Democracy | Advocates for Nature | Human Stories of Climate Change | Feminist Platform | Citizens for Tax Justice | Power to the Citizens - Democratising Energy Production | Take Back Control Over the Food System | Access to Culture and Information in the Digital Age | The Green Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving Today’s Economy Access to EU funding: challenges, opportunities and networking

12:30 Lunch
14:00 Networking Energizer - Changemakers Meet Greens
14:30 Plenary session - Online Campaigning and Mass Mobilisation Strategies / Brian Young, The Action Network
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 STEP 2 - Debate & Learn - Parallel sessions of 1:30h
Open Space - Acting & Thinking Together

The Action Network - Training | Together for a Fair Transition in Europe | Online Platforms - to Regulate or not to Regulate | The Future of Work | What Can Europe Do for Green Businesses? | Exploring the State of Media Freedom in Europe - How to Finance Investigative Journalism? | Phasing Out Nuclear Power in Europe | Let’s Invest in Our Privacy | Campaigning on Media Sexism | A welcoming Europe for asylum seekers and migrants

18:00 Wrap-up of the Day

Friday evening is free! Time to explore the capital of Europe and the local beers together


Saturday, 3rd March 2018

8:45 Accreditation Opens
9:15 STEP 2 - Debate & Learn - Parallel Sessions of 1:30h

Take the Fight for our Common Future | Radical Transparency and Openness in Politics | #MeToo, Time’s up for Oppression! | The Rise of New fascism: Let’s Fight Back! | Strengthening Citizen Participation - the European Citizens’ Initiative & Beyond | Campaigning on GM Food | Imagine Car-free Cities | Tech for Good - Social Innovation Through Digital Technology | Cryptoparty

10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 STEP 3 - Create / Moving Ideas for Europe
13:15 Lunch
14:45 Networking Energizer
15:15 Wrap-up of the Weekend
16:00 Plenary - Connecting the Struggles
18:00 Closure of the 2nd European Ideas Lab by Greens/EFA & EGP
18:30 Concert - Syrians Got Talent
20:00 Dinner
22:00 Closing Party with Gayance + SupAfly Collective

'European Ideas Lab'

Les Verts rencontrent les acteurs du changement


 

PRÉSENTATION

Les European Ideas Lab (Laboratoires européens d'idées) rassemblent des acteurs du changement venus de toute l’Europe. Mouvements citoyens, organisations de la société civile, militants, associatifs, artistes, entrepreneurs et innovateurs, nous avons des histoires et des parcours différents mais nous partageons un même objectif: celui de rendre la société plus durable et plus solidaire.

Tout en respectant les rôles de chacun, nous souhaitons développer des liens de confiance entre tous les acteurs du changement, afin de multiplier les chances de faire avancer les idées que nous partageons.

Les European Ideas Lab visent à offrir un espace de dialogue, d’échange et de rencontre, afin de faire le lien entre les différents combats que nous menons et d’identifier les espaces à conquérir ensemble pour soutenir les initiatives positives qui engagent déjà la transition partout en Europe.

Forts des succès de la première édition des European Ideas Lab qui ont eu lieu en février 2017 et de l’édition régionale qui a eu lieu à Dublin en octobre 2017, nous sommes heureux de vous inviter au prochains European Ideas Lab qui se tiendront les 1er, 2 et 3 mars 2018 à Bruxelles.

En raison du nombre élevé de demandes, l'inscription à cet événement a été cloturée. Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et vous invitons à vous tenir informé-e pour les éditions à venir de notre European Ideas Lab.


Les European Ideas Lab ont pour objectif:

  • d’offrir un espace d’échange et de rencontre pour les acteurs du changement, facilité par des modérateurs professionnels;
  • de réfléchir ensemble sur des sujets spécifiques, de faire le lien entre les différents combats que nous menons, et de s’inspirer les uns des autres;
  • de faciliter les rencontres et les éventuelles futures collaborations entre les participants, et si possible d’identifier et de réfléchir ensemble à des actions et des campagnes communes.

Nous nous engageons à:

  • organiser un évènement le plus participatif possible;
  • éviter les débats sans fin et à nous concentrer sur des échanges courts et informels permettant la participation de chacun-e;
  • donner le plus d’espace possible aux acteurs du changement. Nous sommes là pour vous écouter et échanger avec vous!

 

PROGRAMME   

(en anglais)

Thursday, 1st March 2018

15:00 European Parliament Tour with Greens/EFA MEPs
17:00 Accreditation Opens at the Venue (The Egg, Brussels)
17:30 Welcome by Greens/EFA & EGP
18:00 Agora
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Theatre play - Nourrir l’humanité, c’est un métier (with EN Sub)
 


Friday, 2nd March 2018

8:45 Accreditation opens
9:30 Opening Plenary - 1000 Solutions to Solve Climate Change / Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse
10:15 Get to Know Each Other
11:00 STEP 1 - Inspire - Parallel Sessions of 1:30h
Open Space - Acting & Thinking Together

Champions of Democracy | Advocates for Nature | Human Stories of Climate Change | Feminist Platform | Citizens for Tax Justice | EU Funding Desk for Citizens’ Initiatives | Power to the Citizens - Democratising Energy Production | Take Back Control Over the Food System | Access to Culture and Information in the Digital Age | The Green Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving Today’s Economy

12:30 Lunch
14:00 ‘Ask Me Anything’ - Changemakers Meet Greens
14:30 Plenary session - Online Campaigning and Mass Mobilisation Strategies / Brian Young, The Action Network
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 STEP 2 - Debate & Learn - Parallel sessions of 1:30h
Open Space - Acting & Thinking Together

The Action Network - Training (tbc) | Together for a Fair Transition in Europe | Online Platforms - to Regulate or not to Regulate | The Future of Work | What Can Europe Do for Green Businesses? | Exploring the State of Media Freedom in Europe - How to Finance Investigative Journalism? | Phasing Out Nuclear Power in Europe | Let’s Invest in Our Privacy | Campaigning on Media Sexism | Working Together for the Integration of Migrants & Refugees

18:00 Wrap-up of the Day

Friday evening is free! Time to explore the capital of Europe and the local beers together


Saturday, 3rd March 2018

8:45 Accreditation Opens
9:15 STEP 2 - Debate & Learn - Parallel Sessions of 1:30h

Commons for Europe 2019 | Sustainable Fashion in a Globalised World | Radical Transparency and Openness in Politics | #MeToo - Time’s up for Oppression! | What’s Next in our Fight Against Sexual Harassment | The Rise of New fascism: Let’s Fight Back! | Strengthening Citizen Participation - the European Citizens’ Initiative & Beyond | Campaigning on GM Food | Imagine Car-free Cities | Tech for Good - Social Innovation Through Digital Technology | Cryptoparty

10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 STEP 3 - Create / Moving Ideas for Europe
13:15 Lunch
14:45 ‘Ask me anything’- Changemakers Meet Changemakers
15:15 Wrap-up of the Weekend
16:00 Plenary - Connecting the Struggles
18:00 Closure of the 2nd European Ideas Lab by Greens/EFA & EGP
18:30 Concert - Syrians Got Talent
20:00 Dinner
22:00 Closing Party with Gayance + SupAfly Collective


Contact person

Phone Brussels
+32-2-2842081
Phone Strasbourg
+33-3-88174796

Date & Place


01.03.2018 | 15:00 - 03.03.2018 | 19:00
The Egg - rue Bara, 175 - 1070 Brussels - Belgium

Contact person

Phone Brussels
+32-2-2842081
Phone Strasbourg
+33-3-88174796

Date & Place


01.03.2018 | 15:00 - 03.03.2018 | 19:00
The Egg - rue Bara, 175 - 1070 Brussels - Belgium

Registration

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