NEOS Lab is the political academy of the liberal grass-roots movement, NEOS and an Open Laboratory for New Politics. NEOS Lab’s main objective is to contribute to enhancing political education in Austria by providing a platform for knowledge exchange and liberal political thinking on the key challenges to and pathways for democracies and welfare states in the 21st century. Particular emphasis is placed on the core topics of education, a more entrepreneurial Austria, sustainable welfare systems and democratic innovation.
NEOS Lab views itself as a participatory interface between politics and society, insofar as it mediates between experts with scientific and practical knowledge on diverse policy issues and interested citizens.
Additionally, NEOS Lab provides several services, such as political education and training, workshops and conferences and a rich portfolio of inter- and trans-disciplinary research at the interface between science, politics, economy and society.
NEOS Lab is the successor of the Liberal Future Forum, which was also a member of ELF.