Embassy Lab: an experiment with future functions of embassies in the current age of EUization, globalization and digitalization

We are experiencing a structural change in the function of embassies – within the European unification process, as well as more generally due to the changing role of the nation state in our globalized and increasingly digital and networked world.


The Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin created therefore a pop-up think tank for exchange on these topics, for experimenting with new models, and for presenting and communicating innovative projects and ideas: Embassy Lab, a laboratory and possible prototype for the Dutch Embassies worldwide.




The workshop discusses scenarios for the further development of the function of embassies and investigates further applications of Embassy Lab.

By Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Hybrid Space Lab