The Europe Laboratory of the Frame(v)Work project took place from 18th to 25th of February in Creative Space (Holloko, Hungary), co-funded by the European Union. Egyesek Youth Association hosted representatives of IVS organisations from Asia, America, Europe and Africa in Kreatív Tér / Creative Space (Hollókö, Hungary).
The laboratory started analyzing the decreasing number of volunteers and participants defined what are workcamps and what is a quality workcamp. The activity moved forward by comparing the existing exchange guidelines of the networks and looking for common points to harmonize them and missing points to add. During the week, participants also looked for learning opportunities form the different stakeholders by analysing them. The activity concluded by discussing IVS values and practices, decolonization, funding, fees, research and visibility. The Europe Laboratory also offered a space for the Global Meeting of IVS organisations and CCIVS Strategic Plan for 2021-2027. The representatives of the networks and organisations also discussed about the keywords that define the IVS Movement.
The laboratory was facilitated by Bogdan Imre, with the support of Tamás Mahner. The next Laboratory will take place in Indonesia, hosted by GREAT Indonesia, form the 21st to the 28th of April.