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#LivingParma: How I Entered the Home of Every Barista

Erasmus+ is often described as the cornerstone of the construction of Europe. Although the COVID-19 outbreak negatively affected the mobility across Europe, universities managed to move to online teaching at record speed – but Erasmus+ cannot (yet) happen online. Liliana,

Of Dogs, Virtual Discos and Civic Engagement. Young Europeans in Times of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus is everywhere: in the news, on social media, our personal communication and even in our thoughts. High numbers of infected and dead people on the news frighten many of us as much as the lockdown impacts our societies, social and economic live. But this pandemic also brings solidarity and hope. Join us and get some personal impressio...[Read More]

English first? Observations on Language Choice While Abroad

How do we communicate when we’re abroad? Which language(s) do we chose to speak during international workshops, conferences, trainings or when volunteering? Our author Hanna from Belarus reflects on why she prefers to use English even when Russian might be

One Telegram, six Words, Thirty-five Letters

Do you know the feeling of being able to hold the reason why you live actually in your hands? Neasa does and tells us the story of a telegram and her reunited family without which she wouldn’t be alive.

Sofia Red Army Monument in Multicolour: Art, Vandalism or Protest?

Strolling around Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, one can hardly miss the memorials erected after World War II containing characteristic elements of communist monumental art. Sofia’s Red Army Monument, built in 1954 to commemorate the liberation by the Soviet Army, is among

Christmas Scents and Aromas: Warm Memories for Cold Winter Days

Is there a better wrap up of the year than a very special memory suitcase filled with heartwarming holiday stories and recipes? If you are looking for the Christmas recipes to make your holiday sparkle we got you covered with with some traditional sweet treats and a special salty "lucky" recipe. You only need to roll up the sleeves and test your ba...[Read More]

Where Were You When… The Transition of 1989 Took Place in Europe?

This year marks the 30th birthday of the fall of the Berlin Wall which divided Germany  for more than 25 years in two parts: the German Democratic Republic (GDR) being part of the Soviet, the  Federal Republic of Germany (FRG)

Our Personal “Wind of Change”

In the course of the Eustory Next Generation Summit ,change' was mostly discussed as political change. While conducting interviews with Summit participants from several countries, we found out that ,change' has a individual meaning to each of them: From meeting new friends to accepting homosexual love or learning about and engaging for the future o...[Read More]

Memory Suitcase: “The Love for Writing Runs in my Blood”

Sometimes, the answers to the great mysteries of our lives are hidden in plain sight. Our author Rusudan found her great grandfather's diary while cleaning out old bookshelves, revealing a link between the past and the present.

#callBelarus: “Goodbye Minsk. I Don’t Need a Return Ticket!”

The last one turns the lights off. Brain drain, the exodus of the young affects many countries all over Europe: Economic reasons and future perspectives are the main reasons for this widespread phenomenon of emigration. Our 18-year old author Nadzeika

My Personal Symbol of Adolescence

Do you know the feeling of nostalgia that overwhelms you when some kind of forgotten and seemingly ordinary thing gets into your hands? An old photo, a children’s toy or a banal cup. It is important that it is a

A Second Look at Right Wing Poland

For many, xenophobia in Poland primarly seems to be connected to its recent increase. By talking to Polish peers, our author Paweł experienced that the issue is much more complex than it appears at first glance. Looking at the current political