LAB 2018

Annual Forum: 28-31 July 2018, Piteşti, Romania

For the fourth time, the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum invited young professionals from all over Europe to come together at the Forum “Europe Lab” to network, exchange ideas, work together on current European issues and develop cross-border project initiatives.

“Europe Lab” took place in Romania at the Piteşti Prison Memorial. It brought together 60 young people from the EU and further European countries, and the Russian Federation, aged between 25 and 35. There were organised four parallel educational frames, each of those curated by a coordinator and further experts/speakers. The best common projects, developed during the Forum, get the chance to receive follow-up grants.


• Stories of never-ending past: historical memory, local communities, performing arts

• How can civil society help to overcome territorial conflicts in Europe?

 Gender Blenders: gender and diversity

• The Civic Inspirers – how to organise Civic and Human Rights education in the era of democracy crisis

Further working formats included excursions at the Memorial and other places in Pitești, a panel discussion on current civil society in Romania, a concert and participatory events.

The working language of the Forum is English.