European Solutions Lab
In the times of Euroscepticism, there is a need for improved spaces for political debates linking policy-makers and citizens, rebuilding trust and creating new ‘bottom up’ based modes of collaboration. The project “European solutions lab” (EU-LAB) developed by a consortium linked to the organizers of democracy festivals across Baltic States and Belgium aims at facilitating the engagement of citizens from partner countries into the local, national and European policy-making processes. The project encourages bottom-up based modes of collaboration between citizens and the policy-makers.
You can read more about these events at project EU Solutions Lab website.
8 events have been carried out within this project:
Project coordinator: Open Lithuania Foundation
Partners: Foundation for an Open Society DOTS (Latvia) fosters creation of an environment, process, and dialogue for an open society in Latvia, helping to seed ideas and conceive solutions since 1992.
Jubel – European Conversation Festival (Belgium) focuses on piloting program ideas in public space, evaluating them, refining them, and reporting back in order to hand over the long term development to the existing, competent actors, such as municipalities, the Brussels Region or the European Institutions who have a legitimacy to assure the durability on the long term.
Open Estonia Foundation (Estonia) runs initiatives that help to increase and enhance openness in decision making, boost a meaningful dialogue across the society and develop a sustainable and viable civil society.
The project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme.