Programme

22.7.2020, 18.00 – 19.30 CET

5 years of Europe Lab! Online celebration with the community 

We cordially invite alumni, coordinators, partners, organisers, volunteers, guests and friends of Europe Lab on an interactive journey from the very beginnings up until now. Where did the Lab take us to, what happened to the people, their initiatives and the places we visited?

We will premiere a video gathering voices, pictures, sounds and memories from alumni and team members. Of course, there will also be time for individual greetings, toasts and a virtual glass of champagne!

To celebrate with us, please register here.

23.7.2020, 16.00 – 18.00 CET

Activate your neighbourhood: Creative approaches from all over Europe

Online workshop with Europe Lab alumni and activists from Kaliningrad, Cologne, Pécs, Lecce and Bucharest.

Local communities and neighbourhoods all over Europe are using creative ideas to tackle challenges and improve the areas people love and live in. With interactive projects, public actions, participatory art events and educational opportunities, neighbourhoods bring people together and create positive change. We will give the word to young civil society activists and researchers from rural regions, smaller cities and capitals. They will share best practices and talk about common learnings and visions. 

Speakers:

Vera Goshkoderia, urban and ecological activist, Kaliningrad, Russia
Giuseppe Scandone, Environmental Specialist, QG Enviro, Lecce, Italy
Olya Bazarova, University of Cologne, Germany
Andreea Toma, community and human rights activist, Bucharest, Romania
Anna Szilágyi-Nagy, landscape architect, Pécs, Hungary

Register here for the workshop. 

23.7.2020, 18.30 – 21.00 CET

The Uprising. A musical journey on resistance against racism in Europe

Film Screening and discussion 

Musician and activist Pravini Baboeram presents “The Uprising”, a music documentary that tells the story of resistance against racism in Europe. With commentary and experiences from academics and activists, the Dutch-Indian singer/songwriter offers a decolonial perspective on the anti-racism movement in the Netherlands, UK and France. She not only provides an analysis of the history and legacy of colonialism, but also a vision on strategy for the future of the movement.

This documentary zooms in on collective challenges of communities of color. In 9 self-written songs Pravini connects the fight against Blackface, the struggle for the recognition of colonial crimes that the Netherlands has committed in Indonesia, the fight for the liberation of Palestine and the struggle in the political field for an inclusive society. “The Uprising” offers a unique view of the resistance against racism in Europe through the eyes of people of color.

Guest: Pravini Baboeram, activist, filmmaker and artist, The Hague

Moderation: Ralph du Long, lawyer, activist, member of the regional parliament of Drenthe, Assen, the Netherlands 

Register here for the screening and discussion.

 

24.7.2020, 16.00 – 17.30 CET

Clash of memories: 75 years after the end of world war II

Video screening and discussion

WWII remains one of the most painful and conflicting episodes of the European nations’ memories. Present time conflicts are embedded in history and in the use of history as a political tool. In order to understand the roots of present conflicts, to overcome prejudices and stereotypes, we need to deal with history.   

 We will screen the short film “Clash of Memories: 75 years after the end of WWII in Europe” and talk about the different perceptions of remembrance in the present and past in different European regions. 

Speakers: 

Kristina Smolijaninovaitė, deputy director of EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, author and initiator of the exhibition Different Wars, Germany/Lithuania 

Štefan Čok, historian, author of educational and historical projects, Italy/Slovenia 

Moderation: Christoph Meißner, research associate, German-Russian Museum Karlshorst, Berlin

Register here for the discussion.