Exciting Collaboration: PANEURAMA partners with Friends of the Earth Europe for the Innovation Lab, NXT GEN LAB!

Pan-European Innovation Alliance of Animation, Media Arts and Cultural Creative Industries:
Press release

May 06


PANEURAMA NXT GEN LAB is teaming up with environmental organization Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE) for a two-week Innovation Lab offering a unique opportunity to explore the fusion of animation, new technology, and environmental advocacy, paving the way for innovative solutions and impactful storytelling.

FOEE: Leading the charge for environmental justice

The environmental advocacy organization Friends of the Earth Europe is fighting for social equity in a sustainable world. As the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, FOEE unites over 30 national organizations and thousands of local groups, working tirelessly to advocate for a just and sustainable future.

Their mission resonates deeply with our core values within PANEURAMA, as they campaign to get decision-makers in the EU, in governments across Europe, and in the private sector to work for a regenerative future where humanity thrives in harmony and balance with nature.


An Inspiring Partnership

For PANEURAMA the partnership with Friends of the Earth Europe is a significant step to ensure that our creative journey with students, graduates and young professionals from animation and visual engineering serves a higher purpose. Together the partners will enable the participants of NXT GEN LAB to join in on a mission to create campaign films that spark conversation and drive positive change.


What to expect: NXT GEN LAB

From August 19th to August 31st, participants will meet to pick up the challenge. Five teams will work at the professional facilities at Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands in a shared professional and productive experience.

Under the guidance of industry experts, supervisors and mentors, from industry across Europe, attendees will delve into the realms of animation, filmmaking, virtual production, and more, all with the goal of creating compelling short films that amplify FOEE’s message of environmental stewardship and sustainability.


Why you should join

Participating in the Nxt Gen Lab goes beyond a typical workshop experience; it stands as a platform for visionary ideas. The NXT GEN LAB allows the participants to expand their skill sets and discover the cutting-edge competencies that today’s industries demand, as well as expand their network with like-minded peers AND be an engaged activist, contributing to the necessary change of our present dangerous narrative.

Plus, the PANEURAMA project will fully cover the participants’ travel and accommodation expenses, allowing them to fully engage in this meaningful experience!


Key information

The application deadline is May 15th, 2024, if you want to seize this opportunity to make a difference. Whether you’re a student or a young professional, who graduated from one of the partner educations of PANEURAMA, NXT GEN LAB welcomes you to be a part of this initiative.

Apply now and get ready to unfold your creativity for a cause that truly matters.
Apply here: NXT GEN LAB 


The NXT GEN LAB is supported by:

The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, Breda University of Applied Sciences, Animationsinstitut /Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Université Paris 8, Creative Viborg, DIGIC Pictures, KHORA, Fortiche Production, RISE FFX, Qvisten Animation, Co-Flow Visuals, Beyond Horizon, EPIC Games, Unity, The Rookies, Ubisoft, Netflix Animation, M2 Film, UTS Animal Logic, Academy, Gobelins Paris, École MoPA, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Nord University and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

PANEURAMA is an Innovation Alliance enabled and co-funded by the European Union through ERASMUS+.

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