On 31 August 2017, the jury made the final selection of the projects, which had been submitted by participants of the Forum for Young Professionals "Europe Lab" 2017.

The funding will be granted to the following projects:  

Knowledge for Children – Freedom for Future
(strengthening cultural and civic ties between Kaliningrad and Gdansk by creating museum programme for children)

Voices of Change
(shedding light on the social and political processes in Eastern Europe by sharing stories of young political activists from post-communist countries)

City Future Imaginarium
(encouraging positive change in people’s living spaces by organizing workshops with designers, artists and architects leading to public exhibition of possible future development scenarios)

Trilateral Exchange on Green Urban Development
(bringing together civil society representatives from Russia, Ukraine and Germany active in ecology, urbanism and culture in order to stimulate positive change in Saint-Petersburg and Kyiv using the example of Berlin)

Talking Buildings from Soviet Chechnya – supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
(giving voice to the Chechen women, who used to work in different Soviet organizations in the past through the prism of remnants of these organizations’ buildings in the Chechen Republic nowadays)

Final results of the projects’ work will be presented at the 8th General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum on 16-18 May 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Annual Forum for Young Professionals “Europe Lab” was held on 27-30 July 2017 in Gdańsk, Poland. It brought together around 60 young people aged between 25 and 35 working in NGOs, think tanks, universities, business, public administration, and other fields of professional engagement.
The Forum was organised by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum in cooperation with the European Solidarity Centre as the hosting organisation of this year’s “Europe Lab”, DRA / German-Russian Exchange, LAPAS, the Trepuntozero Association, We Change Platform as well as supported by the European Commission, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Oak Foundation and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.