European Ideas Lab

Warsaw, Poland - 3-4 March 2023

Create a Green Tomorrow

The European Ideas Lab (EIL), organised annually, is a creative space for green-minded people that takes place in different European cities. The EIL brings together people keen to find creative solutions to concrete problems that bother many of us across Europe. Especially in times of insecurity, where peace, our living conditions and climate are at risk. For two days, we will all come together to discuss, brainstorm and connect.

 

More details about the programme of the European Ideas Lab will come early in 2023. More information will be shared on this page and by email.

Activists. Scientists. Political leaders. And you.

Europe is facing multiple crises - war in Ukraine, energy and health, on top of the unfolding climate catastrophe.

Over two days, several workshops will focus on specific issues and formulate campaigning messages, narratives and policy ideas.

The European Ideas Lab is a beacon of hope, encouragement, and reassurance. Yes, we Greens can deliver tangible, modern, real solutions to Europe’s challenges.

Aktywiści. Naukowcy. Polityczni liderzy. Oraz Ty.

Europa stoi w obliczu wielu kryzysów - wojny w Ukrainie, kryzysu migracyjnego, energetycznego i zdrowotnego, a na domiar wszystkiego musimy radzić sobie z wciąż rozwijającą się katastrofą klimatyczną.

W ciągu dwóch dni odbędze się szereg warsztatów, które skupią się na konkretnych problemach, aby na ich podstawie stworzyć przekaz kampanii, narrację i konkretne pomysły na wspólne postulaty.

European Ideas Lab jest promykiem nadziei, motywacją i zapewnieniem. Tak, my Zieloni możemy zapewnić wymierne, nowoczesne i realne rozwiązania na problemy, które trawią Europę.

12:00
CLIMATE ACTION (TBC)

14:00 – 15:00
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH POLISH PERSPECTIVES

15:00 – 16:00
REAL PEOPLE, REAL CHALLENGES, REAL CHANGE
Presentations from 3 to 4 civil society and social movements on their inspiring stories. The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion on the topic by the audience. The discussions will be lightly moderated and allow for participants to exchange amongst themselves and bring their concerns to policymakers in the room.

16:00 – 16:30
KEYNOTE SPEECHES

17:00 – 18:30
PARALLEL SESSIONS
The European Ideas Lab Parallel Sessions give space to exchange and connect with activists, scholars, civil society representatives and policymakers about topics they believe need more discussion to realise change.

  • “Democracy Now! Civil society building for a stronger Europe”

    In recent years, civic space in the EU and other countries in the world has become increasingly threatened. Repressive laws and administrative hurdles increasingly restrict the freedoms of expression, assembly, and association throughout Europe. The crackdown on Civil Society has become a recent reality in many Member States and has been slowly growing in several others.

    In this panel, we will discuss to discuss the state of civic space and possible policy-solutions (such as the upcoming EU directive on cross-border associations) with stakeholders and civil society organisations

  • Access to abortions across borders
    Organised by Tilt!

    Participative workshop with Greens, activists, and civil society representatives. Tilt! will use the content of their ‘cross-border abortion access’ campaign to facilitate a practical workshop amongst participants.

  • Green transformation of our transport

    We want to discuss what role the transport plays within the energy transformation, what changes will we have to make within our daily commutes to be able to reach net 0 emissions. Can cars still be our main mode of transportation if they are electric? Or do we need to change our approach to transport completely? Can we allow people to fly private jets unconstrained in a net 0 emissions future?

    Content under development.

18:30 – 19:30
NETWORKING

19:30 – 20:30
NETWORKING DINNER

21:00 – 22:00
REFLECTIONS HOW TO COUNTER ANTI-GENDER MOVEMENTS IN EUROPE

22:30
MUSIC AND NETWORKING

09:00 – 09:30
NETWORKING COFFEE

09:30 – 11:15
PARALLEL SESSIONS

The European Ideas Lab Parallel Sessions give space to exchange and connect with activists, scholars, civil society representatives and policymakers about topics they believe need more discussion to realise change.

  • Rule of Law

Meeting on the state of play of the rule of law in Poland and the conflict between the European Commission and the Polish government, with legal experts and Gwen, Daniel to have an exchange and strategise on what could be the next steps. Speakers are to be organised by the Group, lawyers, and judges.

  • Agriculture in harmony with the environment, with people and with animal

Agriculture is more than ever a critical issue for the European Union and its Member States, as the impact of intensive farming on the planet is growing every day. As some political parties and big companies work towards an agriculture that endangers our planet, it is our responsibility as Greens to propose another way forward, in harmony with the environment, with people and with animals. Some of the topics touched upon by the panellists will be the phase-out of pesticides, the protection of forests and the problematic proposed EU certification of carbon removals.

  • Urban grassroot movements: How to reach 15-minute cities in Europe?

Workshop about 15-minute cities from the point of view of city movements. How do the city movements see the idea of 15-minute cities, how it can work in their city? We will discuss in groups what are the biggest obstacles to reaching an “ideal” 15-minute city and what are the steps that should be taken first to reach them.

  • Workshop: campaigning for change

Organised by Tilt!

A practical workshop on election campaigning and how to mobilise for change. During this workshop we will develop skills and provide tips and tricks on how to influence decision-makers. From local councillors to potential voters, there are different actions one can organise to seek support and achieve change.

11:30 – 13:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

“GREEN ENERGY TRANSFORMATION: BOOSTING EUROPEAN ECONOMIES THROUGH THE GREEN DEAL”

As a consequence of the Russian aggression, Europe finds itself in an energy crisis. The EU is responding with measures to get all Member States through this period. During this session we will be discussing how the EU and Poland can turn this crisis into an opportunity, one that sets the way towards a 100% renewable energy system.

13:00 – 14:00
LUNCH

14:00 – 14:15
KEYNOTE SPEECH

14:15 – 15:45
PLENARY

“JUST TRANSITION: OVERCOMING CHALLENGES FOR EUROPE AND POLAND IN TIMES OF CRISIS”

People across the EU have felt the impacts of climate change and now the energy crisis, with sky-rocketing costs, putting ever more at risk of energy, food and mobility poverty. To get out of this crisis stronger and greener we need a new social contract, one that reduces existing social and economic inequalities and stands for a just transition for all of society. During this session we will be discussing how making the transition to an economy that serves people and the planet (not the other way around) can lead to better employment, health, and public services from housing to transport.

15:45 – 16:00
CLOSING SPEECH

Please register below for the European Ideas Lab in Warsaw, Poland - 3-4 March 2023

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OUR MEPS

Terry Reintke
Terry Reintke
Co-President
Philippe Lamberts
Philippe Lamberts
Co-President
Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Member
Sergey Lagodinsky
Sergey Lagodinsky
Member
Daniel Freund
Daniel Freund
Member
Thomas Waitz
Thomas Waitz
Member
Bas Eickhout
Bas Eickhout
Vice-President
Tineke Strik
Tineke Strik
Member

OUR STAFF

Stevan Petrovic
Stevan Petrovic
Network Officer
Simon McKeagney
Simon McKeagney
Team Leader - Communications Strategy
Nina Walch
Nina Walch
Rights and Democracy Campaigner
Nóra Köves
Nóra Köves
East network officer

Ischi Graus
Ischi Graus
International Affairs campaigner
Emmanuel Kujawski
Emmanuel Kujawski
Food and pesticides campaigner
Rita Carvalho
Rita Carvalho
Social Media Team Coordinator
Raquel Gomez
Raquel Gomez
Social Media & Graphic Design Officer

Manon Deshayes
Manon Deshayes
Climate Campaigner
Agnese Kusnere
Agnese Kusnere
Videographer
Jeroen Steeman
Jeroen Steeman
Community manager
Lena Kaarow
Lena Kaarow
Digital marketer