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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
  • Mar Garcia
    Secretary General, European Greens
  • Ska Keller (video message)
    Member of the European Parliament, co-President of the Greens / EFA Group
  • Eleonora Evi
    Member of the European Parliament in the Greens/EFA Group
15:15-16:00 Opening session
  • Beppe Sala
    Mayor of Milan
  • Vula Tsetsi
    Secretary General, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
    Committee member, European Greens
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary “How can activism and politics support each other / inter-connect?”
The vital role of activists and politicians: how to foster synergies
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?
  • Bas Eickhout
    Member of the European Parliament, Vice-chair of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament 
  • Philippe Henry
    Vice-President and Minister of Climate, Energy and Mobility of the Walloon Government
  • Rossella Muroni
    Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Italy
  • Martina Comparelli
    Fridays For Future Activist, Milan
18:00-18:30 Break
18:30-19:00 Keynote
19:00-20:00 Get to know each other
20:00 Dinner (and DJ)

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?
Meet our COP insiders by Greens/EFA climate campaign
Opportunity to connect with key people during COP negotiations
How to make ecological destruction an international crime?
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
Future of Europe: hijacking the process with progressive ideas
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.
Fast fashion and climate neutrality
  • Vula Tsetsi
    Secretary General, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
    Committee member, European Greens
  • Lena Hartog
    Co-Founder of Slow Fashion Movement
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?
The Road to the COP – How to make sure that the EU actually comes with ambitious proposals
Amazon at its tipping point: putting global solidarity in action
Global dimension. Connecting activists and indigenous communities in the Amazon
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
Activist survival training: putting climate anxiety in its place
Strategic litigation: the power of peoples’ climate trials
Stream 3: Connecting the Struggles
Creating synergies between local and global, community activism and institutional politics, changemakers and politicians to reinforce your ongoing campaigns.
Save the Oceans – Ban bottom trawl fishing in marine protected areas
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?
How to counter fossil fuel industry on COP
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
Burning hot but ignored: political communication training on climate
Social dynamics and activism: how to make change matter
Stream 3: Connecting the Struggles
Creating synergies between local and global, community activism and institutional politics, changemakers and politicians to reinforce your ongoing campaigns.
Phasing out fossil fuels: Case studies on just transition
Zero-emission cars from 2030 – On banning combustion engines in Europe
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 Brunch with MEPs
12:00-13:00 Wrap up / take-aways / goodbye
15:00 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.