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European Ideas Lab – Programme

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Time Session Speakers
Until 14:00 Arrival and registration
14:30- 15:15 Meet and Greet
with welcome drinks
15:15-16:00 Opening session
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary “How can activism and politics support each other / inter-connect?”
Exchange between Green politicians and changemakers on how can we fight together, while respecting each other’s autonomy and position? How can we help each other?
18:00-18:30 Break
18:30-19:30 Get to know each other
Speed dating with MEPs
19:30-20:00 Keynote

At all times:

We’ll have coffee corners and open spaces for you to work quietly, or connect with others, or showcase your campaign materials. We’ll also have spaces for you to get creative and make some posters, banners or whatever your imagination can come up with!  

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Time Session Speakers
9:30-10:00 Welcome to day 2
Day two is devoted to workshops run by changemakers like you and by progressive and Green politicians on different topics, mostly linked to biodiversity and climate. You can propose your own workshops as well! Some workshops will be live and others will be online. All workshops will be organised into 3 different “streams”:
1) The first stream will be looking strategically towards the UN Climate Summit (COP26) and the Biodiversity Summit (COP15)
2) The second stream is focused on peer-learning and creating spaces for exchange on campaigning tactics and strategies, from strategic litigation to public protest and everything in between
3) The third stream is for those of you working on specific campaigns, who want to connect with others and strategise on how to win your campaign objective by joing forces and connecting the struggles 
 10:00-12:00 Parallel workshops 1
Stream 1: The road to the COPs
Building bridges and exchanging strategies towards the COPs on biodiversity and on climate. How can we coordinate and reinforce each others’ actions and efforts?
– Session 1.1 – Meet our COP insiders by Greens/EFA climate campaign
Opportunity to connect with key people during COP negotiations
Stream 2: Making an impact: campaigning and activism
Workshops based on peer-learning and shared experiences so we can all build our strengths and skills in campaigning, advocacy and activist well-being to push for a greener and fairer world
– Session 2.1 – Social dynamics and activism: how to make change matter
– Session 2.2 – Future of Europe: hijacking the process with progressive ideas
– Session 2.3 – A feminist guide to self-care for revolutionaries
Stream 3: Connecting the Struggles
Creating synergies between local and global, community activism and institutional politics, changemakers and politicians to reinforce your ongoing campaigns.
– Session 3.2 – Off the boat: exchange with refugee activists
12:00-14:00 Lunch break + Creative space for creating protest materials
14:00-16:00 Parallel workshops 2 
Stream 1: The road to the COPs
Building bridges and exchanging strategies towards the COPs on biodiversity and on climate. How can we coordinate and reinforce each others’ actions and efforts?
– Session 1.6 – Amazon at its tipping point: putting global solidarity in action
Stream 2: Making an impact: campaigning and activism
Workshops based on peer-learning and shared experiences so we can all build our strengths and skills in campaigning, advocacy and activist well-being to push for a greener and fairer world
– Session 2.4 – Social dynamics and activism: how to make change matter
– Session 2.5 – Activist survival training: putting climate anxiety in its place
Stream 3: Connecting the Struggles
Creating synergies between local and global, community activism and institutional politics, changemakers and politicians to reinforce your ongoing campaigns.
– Session 3.6 – Say NO! to EU-Mercosur: how to be global allies
16:00-17:00 Break
17:00-18:30 Parallel workshops 3
Stream 1: The road to the COPs
Building bridges and exchanging strategies towards the COPs on biodiversity and on climate. How can we coordinate and reinforce each others’ actions and efforts?
– Session 1.8 – Offsetting nature: putting a value on biodiversity
Stream 2: Making an impact: campaigning and activism
Workshops based on peer-learning and shared experiences so we can all build our strengths and skills in campaigning, advocacy and activist well-being to push for a greener and fairer world
– Session 2.7 – Burning hot but ignored: political communication training on climate
Stream 3: Connecting the Struggles
Creating synergies between local and global, community activism and institutional politics, changemakers and politicians to reinforce your ongoing campaigns.
– Session 3.8 – Phasing out fossil fuels: Case studies on just transition
– Session 3.10 – Relaunching a repair economy
18:30-19:00 Wrap-up of the day
20:00 Dinner and party

At all times:

We’ll have coffee corners and open spaces for you to work quietly, or connect with others, or showcase your campaign materials. We’ll also have spaces for you to get creative and make some posters, banners or whatever your imagination can come up with!  

Live Live + live streamed Online
Time Session Speakers
10:00-12:00 Wrap up / take-aways / goodbye
(tbc) Climate action – taking to the streets

At all times:

We’ll have coffee corners and open spaces for you to work quietly, or connect with others, or showcase your campaign materials. We’ll also have spaces for you to get creative and make some posters, banners or whatever your imagination can come up with!  

* The published EIL program is not final and its content and schedule are subject to change in accordance with the received proposals for workshops and the development of the epidemiological situation in Italy. It is expected to be finalised at the beginning of September.