For me the Futurelab Europe program is one of the few initiatives that seeks to re-engage young individuals who have been previously active in different roles across the European continent. Just imagine the richness of perspective when young professionals, researchers and activists from very diverse backgrounds sit down and exchange their views on the current state of the European peace project. When you add to this face-to-face talks with high level experts, politicians and advisers in Brussels – then I believe that you can witness a  group of very engaged young European citizens who have been given an excellent foundation to embrace the challenges that lie ahead.

― Elias Vartio