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First meeting of SumLab2014

The innovative learning and knowledge network of EU communicators dealing with coesion policy, both at the project and programme level will take place in the Southern Italy on 23-26 September 2014.


The meeting will focus on experimental learning, exchanges, networking, good communication practices with a people-based, bottom-up and non-institutional approach.



>> Pitches from European programmes and projects

>> Tech Box run by experts and our technological partners

>> Unconference session to discuss innovative ways of communicating Cohesion Policies

>> Keynote session

The impact of new technologies on our job as EU communicators and media professionals 

Mark Comerford, senior lecturer in journalism and new media (tbc) 

>> Lab Sessions

How to rise above the noise in digital communications? How to capture people attention? 

Aurelie Valtat, Digital Communication Manager at the European Council

The potential of open data for communicating Structural Funds Policies

Luigi Reggi, Policy Analysit at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development

How to organize low cost campaigns?

Kaspars Ruklis, Information Manager at the Estonia –Latvia Programme 

How to create viral videos?

Dorothee Fischer, Communication expert and journalist


SumLab was initiated by the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and its communication agency Cultura Lavoro with the aim to give a voice to the new generation of European communicators dealing with cohesion policy.

SumLab is directed at communication staff – officers, managers, directors, consultants, experts or decision-makers – dealing with EU cohesion policy at the project and programme level.

Participation in the event is for free, however, the event is limited to 50 people so we ask you to register yourself as soon as possible. Please find here the registration form and more detailed information.


Deadline: 15th July 2014

Contact for additional questions and enquiries: Monica Aggio - - Tel: 06 90238823


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