Starting now, applications for the participation in the European Youth Forum “Pilorama Lab“ will be accepted, which is going to take place from July 25-28, 2012 in the City of Perm and on the territory of the Memorial Centre of the History of Political Repressions “Perm 36“ (www.perm36.ru).
The major distinctions of the “Pilorama Lab“ are, first of all, three factors – invitation of young professionals at the age from 25 to 35 years old, who obtained positive working experiences in the fields of socioeconomic, political, cultural questions and in the realm of civic education and initiatives; carrying-out of interdisciplinary master classes and discussions, as long as many problems in the globalizing world can’t be solved by using knowledge and tools of one branch only; European dimension (equal attendance of participants and experts from Russia and European states in the event – 40 participants as well as 8 experts from each party accordingly). The themes of the anticipating master classes within the EYF “Pilorama Lab“ will be “Urban Space. Ecology. Civic Participation“, “Ethnic Minorities. Access to Natural Resources. Human Rights“, “Historical Legacy. Political Education. Design“ as well as “Social Entrepreneurship. Businesses and NGOs“.
An additional synergetic effect of the Forum will be corresponded by its carrying-out in Perm, the Eastern-most city of Europe situated on the foothills of the Ural Mountains and called the civil capital of Russia, as well as on the territory of the Memorial Centre of the History of Political Repressions “Perm 36“ – the only museum from the GULAG times, located 90 km from Perm, which had been serving as a camp for political prisoners from 1946 until 1987. Since 2005, the International Civil Forum “Pilorama“ (http://pilorama.perm36.ru) has been held here, which attracts politicians, human rights activists, journalists, artists, actors, musicians, and the general public and which will take place from July 27th-29th this year.
Application form and detailed information on the event will be available at the website of the European Youth Forum “Pilorama Lab“: www.piloramalab.org. Applications should be submitted before May 15, 2012.
Co-organizers of the Forum are ANO “Civic Engagement Institute“ (Perm. Russia), Memorial Centre of the History of Political Repressions “Perm 36“, MitOst Association (Germany), Association “German-Russian Exchange“ (Germany-Russia) supported by the Civil Society Forum “Russia-EU“, the Ministry of Culture, Youth Policy, and Mass Communications of the Perm Region as well as Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Perm Region.