[oberlist] HR* call/lab: Culture Lab Europe - open call

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Thu Jan 9 04:42:18 CET 2020

The European Cultural Foundation, Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture,
Krytyka Polityczna and ZEMOS98 invite you to apply for participation in
Culture Lab Europe, which will take place from 16-18 April 2020 in Rijeka,

We are looking for cultural activists and mediators who are:

- engaged in initiatives that create spaces for solidarity and public
debate, and who are keen on European collaboration.
- engaged in non-partisan initiatives that provide digital or physical
space for citizens to share ideas and engage in debate
- well connected to relevant (local) communities and stakeholders such as
decision makers, educational institutions or media
- committed to sharing their knowledge and experience and working on
collaborative projects with peers from across Europe

Culture Lab Europe is a unique opportunity to:

- be inspired by initiatives tackling the pressures facing European societies
- build connections with other cultural change makers across Europe
- develop initiatives contributing to a European space for public debate,
fostering solidarity amongst people living across our continent
- meet funders and be part of their initiative for European public space.

Participation in Culture Lab Europe is free of charge. Travel,
accommodation and meals are covered.

Deadline for application is 31st of January 2020, 12:00 CET.

You can find all information on the application procedure, including
eligibility criteria, selection process in this document. You will need to
fill in an online form which you cannot save - prepare your answers in
this word document.

All across Europe, citizens (including those who are not formally
recognised as such) are realising they are not alone and are organising
their communities. They are creating new online and offline spaces where
working together and generating solidarity is what matters. In these
spaces culture functions as a language to describe reality, to express
feelings and opinions. Culture works to strengthen social ties and helps
to imagine alternative ways of living and engaging with others in
understanding, trust and peace. Connecting these spaces will provide a
crucial infrastructure for a cultural movement that can reclaim European

Culture Lab Europe has been set up as a live platform to strengthen this
movement. Cultural activists and mediators will establish connections with
colleagues from across Europe and work on common initiatives that can
strengthen European Public Space. Culture Lab Europe provides a safe and
inspirational working environment based on principles of free and open

Culture lab Europe is part of the project Culture for Solidarity, a
2.5-year artistic investigation into the root causes of fragmentation in
Europe.  It is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe
programme. The aim is to encourage greater solidarity, by highlighting
cultural practices that bring unusual groups of people together,
connecting these practices and scaling them across the continent.


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