It all started in the Perm Region: The European Forum for Young Professionals “Pilorama Lab” took place at the Memorial Centre of Political Repressions “Perm 36” in 2012 and 2013. The core idea of “Pilorama Lab” was to give young professionals from all over Europe an opportunity to come together, to exchange and discuss civil society issues as well as to transfer their knowledge to the International Civil Forum “Pilorama”, covering generation gaps among professionals and extending partnership networks.
In 2013, the main part of “Pilorama Lab” could not be organised. In 2015, the idea of the Forum was relaunched in the European Union – “Europe Lab” was born.
The first Forum for Young Professionals “Europe Lab” took place in July 2015 in Vilnius and Raiseiniai in cooperation with the Raseiniai Local History Museum. It gathered 80 participants from over 20 countries and 20 workshop coordinators, speakers, guests, panel discussants, organisers and so on. From then on, every year the “Europe Lab” Forum is organized in different places of Europe, all connected to the topic of Historical Memory.
In 2016, the Forum was hosted in Vukovar, Croatia, in 2017, at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, Poland. And last year the Forum took place in Piteşti, Romania, at the Piteşti Prison Memorial.