Exciting news for the summer months! Europe Lab has been silent for a longer time, but that does not mean that the team and community were not active in these last months.

Every year, the platform Europe Lab brings together young people from over 30 European countries, unlocking opportunities for dialogue and common learning. Participants work on cross-sector topics, share best practices, network, develop partnerships and start common international initiatives. Over the last five years, our community has grown to include young activists, cultural practitioners, researchers, artists, NGO and media representatives, (social) entrepreneurs and representatives of many more sectors.

In keeping with our focus on historical memory, Europe Lab has been focused on the topic of Decolonial Encounters since 2020, with three international teams already working on concrete projects around (de)colonial history, theory and practice. Under the heading of decolonial encounters, we understand reflections in art, science and (civil) society on colonial entanglement in the present and past. Together, we want to find creative solutions to overcome eurocentrism, racism and to foster spaces for dialogue and equal rights.

During the kick-off on July 15th 2021, 25 participants from various European regions and backgrounds will get the chance to gain knowledge on coloniality and decoloniality as key terms in the current social and political debates. What processes does colonialism historically refer to and where are colonial relations still visible in the present? The keynote speech will be delivered by Kathleen Ferrier, Chair Dutch UNESCO Commission and Madina Tlostanova, distinguished scholar in the field of Post-Soviet epistemologies, Art History and Decolonial Feminisms.

Spread the word or join us for the first hybrid long-term edition of Europe Lab – Decolonial Encounters starting with a kick-off on July 15th!
Apply until July 4th here!