20 – 24 July 2016, Zagreb and Vukovar, Croatia

“Europe Lab” 2016 was hosted in Vukovar, Croatia, in the Memorial Centre of Homeland War Vukovar and in the European House Vukovar.

WORKSHOPS OF 2016

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    Wars after 1989 - Is There a Chance for Reconciliation?

    COORDINATOR:
    Vesna Teršelič, Director at “Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past” (Croatia) (in cooperation with Dea Marić and Nives Jozić).
    EXPERT:
    Kristina Smolijaninovaitė, Project Coordinator at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (Lithuania – Germany).

    Workshop on Wars after 1989 will start with the case studies of different conflicts of recent time (in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Abkhazia, Ukraine and Russia). Within this workshop we will reflect together on current challenges to the trust-building practices. Finally, we will try to find an answer to the questions: How can we acknowledge the suffering of the victims, deal with painful past and continue building peace in the world?

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    Brave New Media - A Jilted Generation

    COORDINATOR:
    Veronika Menjoun, Project Manager, Fojo Media Institute (Sweden).
    EXPERTS:
    Yevhen Fedchenko, Director of Mohyla School of Journalism, Co-Founder of StopFake.org (Ukraine),
    Mitre Georgiev, Legal Associate at the Human Rights House Zagreb (Croatia).

    In this workshop we will take a look at contemporary media from two sides. On the one hand, participants will learn how to plan, produce and present multimedia projects on discussed issues and will create a network for exchange of the materials. They will get to know some important tools of visual storytelling and will identify ideas for common projects in small working groups. On the other hand, we will also touch upon the very current debate of distorting facts by the media and how conflicts, crises and certain national issues are covered by media. Besides the practical work, the workshop includes lectures on certain issues such as importance of civic journalism.

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    Refugees (Un)Welcome - Caught in a Trafficking Jam

    COORDINATOR:
    Ralph du Long, lawyer, UNITED for Intercultural Action (The Netherlands).
    EXPERT:
    Julija Kranjec, Director at NGO “Centre for Peace Studies” (Croatia).

    The so-called refugee crisis is high on the political agenda of many countries. It has been called a crisis with a further reaching impact than the Greek crisis, a crisis that is testing all values and treaties the EU has been built on. It is definite that this problem has many facets. And for sure, it does not only concern the EU, but many other regions as well, including Russia. During this workshop we will break down the refugee-crisis, focus on the most problematic issues and propose specific actions to improve the situation.

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    Social Entrepreneurship - Rooted in Community

    COORDINATOR:
    Anastasia Gulyavina, Impact Hub Moscow (Russia).
    EXPERT:
    Michael Mischke, Storyteller, Co-Founder of WeChange.Org (Germany).

    The topic of changing our societies via Social Entrepreneurship has become more and more important in the last couple of years. All over the world curious, brave and open-minded social innovators and change-makers are developing their visions for sustainable future communities.

    In the framework of this workshop we will define current challenges in our communities and approach them with the necessary creative instruments. We will generate project ideas in small working groups to come up with innovative solutions with regard to social and ecological problems in Europe. Apart from the practical work, the workshop group will pay a visit to several social entrepreneur projects in Vukovar to meet socially involved local activists and representatives of NGOs.

PHOTO GALLERY 2016

For more information about the programme, the workshops and the venue of “Europe Lab” 2016 please visit website.