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Regional European Ideas Lab - Madrid

Greens meet changemakers


Following the success of the second European Ideas Lab in Brussels, which gathered 500 changemakers from all over Europe for 3 days of collective brainstorming, capacity building and change making, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and the European Green Party, together with EQUO, Fundación EQUO and Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (ICV), are proud to invite you to the next European Ideas Lab - taking place in Madrid on 6/7 September 2018. Please mark this date in your calendars.

The European Ideas Lab in Madrid will offer the opportunity for changemakers from Spain, Portugal and France, as well as local and European Greens, to come together, exchange, debate and learn from each other.

Civil society organisations, everyday activists, citizens’ movements, artists, ecopreneurs and Green innovators, you are all invited to share your ideas with us on ways to build a greener future for Europe.

While each of us has a different role to play, we believe that the European Ideas Lab can provide a space where changemakers and Greens from all over Europe can engage in a spirit of mutual trust, to reflect on the common struggles we face and exchange on the positive alternatives we want to bring in society. It is also a place for all of us to network and learn from each other, in a creative and inspirational atmosphere.

In Madrid, we will focus in particular on climate change, food, new economy, and gender.

Participation to the event is free of charge, but registration is necessary. Please also take note that English will be the main working language used during the event, with translation into Spanish available during plenary sessions.

Interested to join? Just send us an email to greens.changemakers@ep.europa.eu


Thursday, 6th September 2018

17:00 Registration and welcome drink

17:30 Welcoming Words: Philippe Lamberts, MEP, Greens/EFA; Juantxo de López Uralde, EQUO; Inés Sabanés, Madrid City Councillor 

18:00 Networking Energizer - Greens meet changemakers
18:30 Pitch your ideas for Europe!
19:15 Keynote speech: Lucy Siegle, Guardian/Observer journalist and BBC broadcaster and journalist. Executive producer of 'The True Cost' documentary.
20:30 Dinner

22:00 Cultural programme: band performance from Las Buenas Noches & DJ Set from MiKO

Friday, 7th September 2018

09:30 Welcoming and introduction to the day
10:00 Parallel Workshops

1.1 Welcome to the 21th century - Engaging with the energy transition and fight against climate change from a gender perspective  Florent Marcellesi, MEP & Delphine Chalençon, Greens/EFA Campaigner on Climate Change

1.2 Zero Waste, Litte Green Box

1.3 The 4th Industrial Revolution, Reinhard Buetikofer, MEP & Rosa Martinez, Ecopolitica

1.4 Urbanism and Climate Change, Juantxo López de Uralde, co-spokesperson of EQUO & Professor Miriam Garcia, 

1.5 A Talanoa dialogue: democratizing the economy to raise climate ambition, Luis Morales Carballo & Jesus Iglesias, Ecopreneurs4Climate

11:30 Coffee Break and photo action
12:00 Parallel Workshops

2.1 Civic Energy, Borja Izaola, Ecooo

2.2 Agriculture, Ecological Nutrition and Ecofeminism, Pilar Galindo & Silvia Caffaro, Ecofeminism Group (SEAE)

2.3 The Fourth Sector, Daniela Pavlova & Ernestina Rubio, Sannas

2.4 Migration: Drivers and EU Responses, Judith Sargentini, MEP, Mikel Araguás, & Miguel Pajares, President of the Catalan Commission for Refugee Aid

2.5 Feminism on the Rise, Ernest Urtasun, MEP & Almudena Rodriguez, APFCIB - Associació de Planificació Familiar de Catalunya i Balears, & Gosia Wochowska, Gals4Gals, Poland

13:30 Lunch Break 
14:30 Networking Energizer - Greens meet changemakers
15:00 Parallel workshops

3.1 Launching the Energentic Transition, Joan Groizard, Director General of Energy and Climate Change in the regional government of the Balearic Islands

3.2  The animal issue: a vital challenge for ecological and ethical transition, Florent Marcellesi MEP, André-Jospeh Bouglione, Sandrine Bouglione & Natalie Dehan, Ecocirque & Nelly Baltide, Greens/EFA Campaigner on Food

3.3 The New Economies to Face the Social and Environmental Challenges of the Century: good practices and their implementation from the cities, Daniel Toro, New Economy Social Innovation (NESI Forum)

3.4 Housing: an EU Competence? Vula Tsetsi, Secretary General of the Greens/EFA & Leo Bensadon, Couhousing Verde

3.5 Fighting for Transparency, Luisa Izuzquiza & Arne Semsrott, Pam Bartlett, Greens/EFA Campaigner on Transparency and Democracy

16:30 Closing plenary and closing words from Monica Frassoni (Co-chair of the European Green Party) & Ernest Urtasun MEP.
17:45 Drinks & Networking

18:00-19.30 Panel Discussion on the Future of Europe: Florent Marcellesi, Greens/EFA MEP; Ska Keller, Greens/EFA MEP; Txema Guijarro, Podemos MP; Professor Maria Eugenia Rodriguez Palop (*held in Spanish)


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