Open call for submissions to Eurolab: the Forum on European Culture

06.04.2018 |

The Forum on European Culture is coming up in late May and artists, writers, and creatives are invited to submit proposals, suggesting new ideas around how to improve co-operation amongst EU citizens and nations. The call is currently open with a deadline for submissions of Wednesday 18th of April.

The Forum on European Culture will be held in Amsterdam next month and will run for 4 days, commencing on Thursday, 31st May. The forum exists to explore the current state of the EU and where things may have gone wrong in delivering its message and its intentions.

The 4 day Eurolab aims to explore ideas from artists, writers, and creatives about what might have gone wrong in communicating the culture of Europe over the last 25 years. The aim of Eurolab is to find fresh and innovative ways to communicate the benefits of the EU to citizens in a way that promotes solidarity in an increasing climate of nationalism and division.

Eurolab’s goal is to put a human face to the European Union through campaigns developed out of ideas submitted by the people and about the people. During the four days, workshops, interviews, and discussions will be focused around the strategies and ideas submitted during the open call. Their mission is to understand the facts as told by the true members of the European Union - its citizens.

Proposals should be submitted in PDF form to info(via) no later than Wednesday 18th April 2018. The proposals can be in the form of writing, design, photographs, poetry, short film scripts and more. They should communicate the benefits of cooperation amongst EU citizens and nations, the realities of life before and without the EU, and ideas exploring how it can be improved into the future. The focus should be on the everyday experience of it citizens rather than the political perspective.

The Forum on European Culture will be held from Thursday 31st of May to Sunday 3rd June 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The deadline for submission of proposals is Wednesday, 18 April 2018. More information about the call for ideas for Eurolab can be found here.

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"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)