European Ideas Lab Madrid

Following the success of the second European Ideas Lab in Brussels, which gathered 500 changemakers from all over Europe for 3 days of collective brainstorming, capacity building and change making, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and the European Green Party, together with EQUO, Fundación EQUO and Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (ICV), are proud to invite you to the next European Ideas Lab – taking place in Madrid on 6/7 September 2018. Please mark this date in your calendars.

The European Ideas Lab in Madrid will offer the opportunity for changemakers from Spain, Portugal and France, as well as local and European Greens, to come together, exchange, debate and learn from each other.

Civil society organisations, everyday activists, citizens’ movements, artists, ecopreneurs and Green innovators, you are all invited to share your ideas with us on ways to build a greener future for Europe.

While each of us has a different role to play, we believe that the European Ideas Lab can provide a space where changemakers and Greens from all over Europe can engage in a spirit of mutual trust, to reflect on the common struggles we face and exchange on the positive alternatives we want to bring in society. It is also a place for all of us to network and learn from each other, in a creative and inspirational atmosphere.

In Madrid, we will focus in particular on climate change, food, new economy, and gender.

Participation to the event is free of charge, but registration is necessary. Please also take note that English will be the main working language used during the event, with translation into Spanish available during plenary sessions.


Thursday, 6th September 2018

17:00 Registration
17:30 Opening
18:00 Networking Energizer – Greens meet changemakers
18:30 Pitch your ideas for Europe!
19:15 Keynote speech + Q&A
20:30 Dinner
22:00 Cultural program

Friday, 7th September 2018

09:30 Welcoming
10:00 Parallel Workshops
11:30 Coffee Break
12:00 Parallel Workshops
13:30 Lunch Break
14:30 Networking Energizer – Greens meet changemakers
15:00 Parallel workshops
16:30 Closing plenary
17:45 Drinks & Networking

19:00 Open event