Why FutureLab Europe? Over the course of last decades, the processes of European integration have witnessed unforeseeable developments, and citizens found themselves in gradually more interdependent, larger, deeper (or if you prefer an even-closer) Union with a burden of unresolved tensions. Meanwhile a generational change took place – from generation of WWII to generation remembering (re)unifications (be it reuniting Germany or “the West with the East”) to kind of an “Erasmus generation” – one for whom once-novelties like free movement or euro are simply facts. A generation for which aquis communitaire is something taken for granted and irreversible. FutureLab Europe provides platform for these young Europeans to think about the where the EU is heading, have their say and get involved. It offers space to think out of the box.

― Zuzana Novakova