Academy report

DAY 5: Overwhelming expectations

At 7.30, after a really long night our Bojan was already waiting for us to go to Trieste, on the Italian side of the border. After a bus ride that nobody remembers, because everybody was sleeping, we walked in the

Day Zero- Arrivals, arrivals, arrivals

Lost luggage, lost people, early flights, late dinner, sun, wild animals and amazing landscape. Don’t let the title “Day Zero” fool you. Sunday, the arrival day, was definitely not lacking of action. The arrival of 18 people from 12 countries

EUSTORY seminars 2013: Special locations

We are in the middle of our selection process for the EUSTORY seminars of 2013. But what we already can announce is that we are going to stay in very special locations: In Finland at an island that served as

EUSTORY (EFKAGA) in Riga

I actually think that this is the first time that I post from an EFKAGA (Event Formally Known As General Assembly). During the last years there have been many organisational changes within the EUSTORY Network – from a project to

Aequis Libertas: Or what young Europeans think about democracy

One of the results of the seminar about populism and challenges to democracy was the seminar magazine: Aequis Libertas Other results will soon follow!  

Berlin 2012: The “After Movie”

I really regret that we didn’t work with media during this academy, the potential and the motivation was clearly there. Andreas from Belgium produced this photo show to pay tribute to the whole group and the exceptional  atmosphere in Berlin.

No complaints!

25 young Europeans from 13 different countries met; and 1 weeks in 2 different cities, 1 fable, 2 songs, 3 videos, uncountable group work sessions, simulations, discussions, potatoe dinners later: an inseparable group of friends (I can’t remember when I

There and back again, An Eustorian’s Tale by Ola Borre

Yes. So today we went to the supposedly most beautiful school in Estonia. Again. For the fourth school in a row. The only difference was perhaps that this day I can impartially and partially say that it actually was true.

“Can ALL Estonians sing and dance?”

On the very sleepy Wednesday morning we were walking to the Tallinn’s train station to drive to Tartu.  Most of people were using this time to get some sleep but some of us worked on our project or went to

“Why build a mosque when we have a synagogue already?”

It did not take us very long to reach several conclusions on the city of Tallinn; that it’s beautiful, that its inhabitants are warm-hearted and that they are crazy about potatoes with pork on the side (no, not the other

Strictly unpolitical politics

Presenting the school and students. Welcome to Tallinna Reaalkool! Although the way to the school was rainy and glum, our expectations were much more bright. We got what we wanted – interesting people (some of whom we had met on

Up, up and up the winding stairs…

…was the German Institute we worked in today. Dear readers, be prepared for a long post. So many people, so many countries, so many expectations, so many flights but we all had the same goal: arriving in this beautiful city

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