Korea Verband has created the EPRIE.labs 2020, which will be held in Germany and South Korea in 2020. In the two five-day EPRIE.labs we will collect, create, and implement ideas for transnational cooperation and future EPRIE programs.

Together with the EPRIE Alumni, we want to deepen our understanding and establish links between the topics of the previous EPRIE years. We want to learn from the EPRIE alumni network what makes EPRIE special compared to other programs, and want to hear their ideas for a future EPRIE program. The outcome will be a collection and documentation of tools in various forms.


The EPRIE.labs

The first EPRIE.lab in Berlin, Germany will focus on the collection of ideas for transnational cooperation. It will take place from June 27 to July 1, 2020. The main goal will be to work on  different project ideas, receive feedback, and develop the first prototypes. In the second EPRIE.lab the participating alumni will implement and present their projects. It will take place in South Korea at the end of October 2020 (October 21 to October 25, 2020, tbc). Together with the EPRIE alumni, we want to discuss and develop ideas and tools to foster regional cooperation in Europe and East Asia.

Projects of the EPRIE.labs cover the following four topics:

  • History revisionism, reconciliation, nationalism
  • Migration and national borders
  • Media and social change
  • Multilateralism, overcoming borders and building bridges

The EPRIE.labs are open to members of the EPRIE alumni network. Four teams will be supported to develop their project. Successful applicants have the unique chance to participate in our workshop in Germany and Korea. Furthermore, they receive:

  • Travel allowance of up to 100€ for travel within the regions and up to 400€ between both regions.
  • Financial support of up to 5.000 € for the implementation of their project idea.
  • Up to 1.000€ honoraria can be paid to each project group for the successful implementation of their project.
  • Chance to select fellow EPRIE alumni to ideate and implement the project.

Project examples

The outcome of your project should document ideas and tools for transnational collaboration. Possible documentation projects include:

  • Websites
  • Short films, movies, documentaries
  • Games
  • Exhibitions
  • Publications
  • Manuals and handbooks
  • Podcasts

Target group

The target group of the project ideas should be possible future applicants for the EPRIE program and possible donors, so they can learn about EPRIE. Furthermore, EPRIE projects are also developed for the EPRIE alumni to collect the memories, methods, tools, and results of EPRIE.

Project duration

All projects and activities must take place and be completed in the given project phase from May 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

EPRIE Journal

All projects and their outcomes will also be documented in a special issue of the EPRIE Journal, which will be produced by the EPRIE alumni together with  Korea Verband.

How to apply

To apply for the EPRIE.lab 2020 with your project idea please follow these steps:

  1. Choose one or more topics which you would like to cover with your project
  2. Find collaborators among the EPRIE alumni by reaching out to the EPRIE community.
  3. Develop and write down your project idea and the form of documentation for your project by using the application form.
  4. Submit your application to info@eprie.net until April 15, 2020.

Please use the following application form as well as the cost and finance plan below for your application:

You can apply from March 13 to April 15, 2020. We welcome early applications!

We will review all complete applications in April. We will inform you on your project application by the end of April 2020. Please note that we cannot consider incomplete applications for selection.

Further information / Contact partner

If you want to apply for the EPRIE.lab or have any questions regarding the EPRIE.lab, please get in touch with Yann (yann.prell@koreaverband.de), who can  provide you with further information.

On March 21, 2020 we organised a webinar on the EPRIE labs. You can download the presentation of the webinar here.

The organizer of the EPRIE.lab is Korea Verband, a politically independent association based in Berlin. EPRIE.lab is kindly supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a private German foundation engaged in the promotion of international understanding, and the Japan office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Tokyo.