Call for applications: FutureLab Europe 2015 – The Council of Young European Citizens
FutureLab Europe was established in 2011 as a cooperative project among 10 European foundations (European Alliance for Democratic Citizenship), including Fritt Ord. The programme focuses on engaged young people between the ages of 20 and 30 who would like to take part in debates and influence the future of Europe. The deadline for applications is 16 March 2015.
How can we deal with the serious challenges facing Europe, and how can engaged young Europeans contribute? The topics discussed at FutureLab include solidarity, identity and migration policy in a multi-cultural Europe, as well as climate and energy issues.
The nucleus of FutureLab Europe is an obligatory one-week course in Brussels in autumn 2015. There will subsequently be a series of national debates in different European countries under the title Europe@Debate, including a spring session in Brussels. Additional activities will be organised by the participants themselves. Participants are also expected to be active on FutureLab’s Internet forum.
It would be an advantage for applicants to have taken part in one of the qualifying initiatives under the auspices of the organising foundations. As regards the Fritt Ord Foundation, the qualifying events are the Freedom of Expression Foundation Competition for Young People, HIFO’s story competition Eustory, student research grants and project support. Other applicants will also be considered.
Applicants should be knowledgeable about Europe, have a strong sense of social commitment and be interested in exchanging lessons learned and ideas about European issues. English will be the working language.
How can I apply?