Europe Lab 2019 Italy / Slovenia

Annual Europe Lab: 25-28 July 2019 

Nova Gorica / Gorizia

The challenges the European Continent is facing in 2019 might be tackled by joint efforts only. The platform “Europe Lab” unites young people from over 30 European countries unlocking opportunities for dialogue and common learning. Its highlight is an annual 4-day forum taking place in late July in locations of symbolic significance for the 20th century’s history. Participants work on cross-sector topics, share best practices, network, develop partnerships and start common international projects/ initiatives.

What did we do?

“Europe Lab” took place on 25–28 July 2019 in Nova Gorica/Gorizia in cooperation with the association 47/04. The association was founded in Gorizia in order to build a network of initiatives that interact with historical reflection, active citizenship, and new educational strategies. Recently they launched a new map and interactive walk of the territory: a topography of the memory of Gorizia and Nova Gorica including life stories of the citizens on both sides of the border, between 1947 and 2004 when Slovenia joined the European Union.

The programme included three intensive workshop sessions and an additional programme including discussions, cultural and networking events as well as walking tours and excursions around the two cities and the region.

Key topics of „Europe Lab” 2019:

Overall topic

  • Borderlands: Movements, migration, cooperation


  • The European agenda and European identities 2019
  • Topographies of Memory: Culture of Remembrance and Urban Space
  • Climate Change and new forms of civic activism

The outputs of the workshops may be common international project initiatives, performances, exhibitions, media pieces, and others. Ideas generated at the Forum will get the chance to grow: Participants can apply for follow-up grants and implement projects in international teams. Alumni of “Europe Lab” are invited to network and cooperate further in various formats and initiatives.

What were we up to at Europe Lab 2018? Take a look at our video blog by Wechange: