FutureLab Europe is proud to welcome its seventh generation to the programme!

Alin Gabriel Gramescu (Romania), Anna Saraste (Finland), Benjamin Wilhelm (Austria), Chrysi Chrysochou (Greece), Elisabetta Vitello (Italy), Emma Thomson (UK), Giovanni Moro (Italy), Iro Kaoukaki (Greece), Kawthar Karout (Sweden), Lourenço Jardim de Oliveira (Portugal), Marija Biljan (Croatia), Miriam Mona Mülller (Germany), Samson Son (France), Tuure-Eerik Niemi (Finland), David Timis (Romania) and Yulia Gershinkova (Russia) have been selected for FutureLab Europe’s 2018 edition.

Artists, social entrepreneurs, students and young professionals, these 16 bright, young individuals come from a mix of 12 EU and non-EU European countries. On January 23-26, 2018, they came to Brussels for the FutureLab Europe Annual Forum, a 4 days seminar which marked their official entry into the programme as members of FutureLab Europe’s seventh generation. During our intensive 4 days-long programme, FutureLab Europe participants took part in a number of activities. They participated in lively discussions related to FutureLab Europe’s focal topics with top-level EU decision makers and NGO representatives. Working in clusters, they developed projects with a lasting civic impact that they will implement on the ground, becoming direct drivers of change in shaping the Europe they want. The projects combine their different talents, skills and perspectives and it will be local in implementation and European in outlook. Members of FutureLab Europe’s Advisory Group facilitated the workshops, bringing in their experience, fostering the network’s inter-generational spirit.

After the Annual Forum, FutureLab Europe members are now back to their homes and will work together across countries to implement their active citizenship projects. In September 2018, following this implementation period, FutureLabbers will reconvene to Brussels to present their projects, debating and taking stock of their results with high-level EU decision makers.