FutureLab Europe Conference, Brussels

Deadline: 28 February 2013
Open to: European professionals aged 20-30 who have taken part in one or more programmes run by the partner foundations that sup­port FutureLab Europe in the framework of the Eu­ropean Alliance for Democratic Citizenship
Venue: Brussels; 6-12 October 2013


FutureLab Europe is a high-profile programme which offers participants a unique opportunity to interact with international decision-makers, to enhance their credentials as European citizens, to take action in support of the European idea and to develop their own skills, ideas and networks.

The annual programme kicks off with a week-long forum in Brussels (click here to read about last year’s programme) from 6-12 October 2013. Participants are expected to attend the entirety of the forum. Potential applicants who cannot attend the whole week should not apply. The forum programme is followed by a series of national debates in European countries and a Spring event in Brussels, as well as activities organised by the participants themselves. Funding for these is available on a case-by-case basis.

During the annual forum in Brussels, all non-travel programme-related costs (accommodation, food, course material, supervision etc.) are covered by the member foundations of the European Alliance for Democratic Citizenship, as funders of the programme.  During the follow-up [email protected] events in Brussels and across Europe, all programme-related costs (including travel) are covered by the member foundations.

Participants in FutureLab Europe are expected to commit themselves equally to all three programme elements. They are also expected to contribute actively to the Fu­tureLab Europe online community.

Participants are respon­sible for covering their own travel costs in connection with attendance at the annual FutureLab Europe forum in Brussels. However, a limited number of travel bursaries is available for participants who are not able to pay for some or all of these travel costs. These are allocated on the basis of motivated requests made following acceptance onto the programme.


The FutureLab Europe programme is aimed at bright, ambitious young European professionals aged 20-30 who want to play an active part in shaping the future direction of Europe. In order to qualify, applicants must have taken part in one or more programmes run by one of the partner foundations that sup­port FutureLab Europe in the framework of the Eu­ropean Alliance for Democratic Citizenship. Commitment to the European ideal, the capacity to formulate and defend one’s positions and ideas on questions of European relevance, and a significant level of civic engagement are required. Familiarity with European issues and readiness to take action in support of the European ideal are a precondition for participation. The working language of FutureLab Europe is English.


The application deadline is 28 February 2013. Please submit your application by completing the online application form in English language. First of all, please take a minute to register HERE. Upon successful registration, you will be directly forwarded to the application form. You can enter this form as many times as you wish – simply by logging in with your registered email address and password.

You will also be requested to upload the following documents:

  • Detailed CV in English (PDF, DOC or RTF file, max. 1 MB)
  • Photo (JPG, PNG and GIF file, max. 1 MB)
  • A short essay (app. 1,500 words, PDF, DOC or RTF file, max. 1 MB) on:
    »A lost generation? The role of young people in the future of the European project«
    You might, for instance, refer to the following questions: What are the challenges and problems associated with “lost generation?” How can the young generation become more actively involved in the development of the European project?

You are asked to enter the information and upload your files all in one session. Please be aware that once you have submitted your data, you will not be able to modify your application. However, by logging in you will still be able to have a look at your submitted information. To keep your answers confidential, please close your browser once you have submitted the application.

Further application instructions may be found HERE.

If you have any question on the programme, please contact Mr. Michiel van Hulten (Course leader of FutureLab Europe at the European Policy Center) at [email protected] If you have any question on the application or selection process, please contact Ms. Gabriele Woidelko (Programme Director at the Körber-Foundation [Head of European Alliance for Democratic Citizenship]) at [email protected]

If you have technical problems with the application platform, please write to [email protected]

For more information, see the official website HERE.

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