Alumni portrait

“The relations between ordinary people matter more than political decisions.” Anna from Russia about what makes her feel European

Name: Anna Ryzhkova Age: 17 Hometown: Novocherkassk, Rostov Region Country: Russia EUSTORY experiences: Youth Academy – Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2013, “The End of Empires: New Borders, New States, New Loyalties?” Actual occupation/studies: Last-year student of secondary school Eustory is not the

“Just live!” – Aurélien from France about life, art, music and being French

Name: Aurélien Age: 18 Hometown: Le Lardin Saint Lazare (South West – Dordogne) Country: France EUSTORY experiences: Slovenia 2013 “The End of Empires: New Borders, New States, New Loyalties?” Actual occupation/studies: Student, in graphics, internet, communication and audiovisual. Impressionism made

“History is not about facts, but about people.” Talking with Zuzana from Slovakia

Name: Zuzana Age: 23 Hometown: Spišská Nová Ves Country: Slovakia Current country of residence/study: Slovakia EUSTORY experiences: Youth Academy Berlin 2007,  Alumni Seminar Minsk 2010 (Chernobyl), Alumni Workshop Berlin 2011 (Chernobyl), Alumni Workshop: Desire for Freedom Berlin 2013 Actual occupation/studies: European

THE PRESENT PEOPLE OF THE PAST: Michał on the historical profession and the perception of yesteryear

Name: Michał Przeperski Age: 27 Hometown: Grudziądz/Gdynia/Warszawa Country: Poland EUSTORY experiences: EUSTORY Summer Academy Berlin 2005, EUSTORY Alumni Project Berlin-Hamburg “Remembering Protest, Resistance, Civil Disobedience” 2006-2007, EUSTORY Alumni Project Berlin “25 years after Chernobyl” 2010-2011 Actual occupation/studies: Historian and journalist

What no school book will ever teach you: Orest Franchuk, Ukraine

Name: Orest Franchuk Age: 19 Hometown: Kyiv Country: Ukraine EUSTORY experiences: Eustory Berlin Academy 2010, “25 Years After Chernobyl” 2011. Actual occupation/studies: Studying Law at National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla academy” Orest says he chose studying law because he has always been

’’Eustory gave me extra motivation for my further development in the future.”

Name: Vaya Ruseva Age: 23 Hometown: Pleven Country: Bulgaria EUSTORY experiences: Youth Academy in Switzerland 2008, Youth Academy in Bulgaria 2010 Actual occupation/studies: Studies Accounting and Finances at the University of World and European Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria Athough Vaya

Never giving up a good discussion about Europe: Roman from Belgium

Name: Roman Roobroeck Age: 19 Hometown: Ronse/Ghent Country: Belgium EUSTORY experiences: EUSTORY Summer Academy Berlin 2011, EUSTORY Debate Paris 2012 Roman is studying his second year of History at the University of Ghent. He plans to finish his master’s degree

“I have the feeling that certain borders and boundaries, that were torn down in history are being built again”, Tamara about feeling European in times of crisis and her idea of a united Europe

Name: Tamara Čakić Age: 22 Hometown: Maribor Country: Slovenia EUSTORY experiences: Berlin 2009, Minsk 2010, Internet seminar – Chernobyl 2010/11, Berlin 2011, Madrid 2011. Actual occupation/studies: 4th year of International Relations As most of the Eustory alumni, Tamara loves traveling

Building Bridges through Europe – Germán about his Erasmus year in Ghent, Eustory friendships, ‘los indignados’ and the current crisis in Europe

Name: Germán Jiménez Montes Age: 21 Hometown: Seville Country: Spain Eustory experience: Switzerland 2010, Hamburg, Berlin and Madrid 2011 Current Occupation: Erasmus Student of History at the University of Ghent Germán is living in Ghent today, 2025 km from Seville and he still sees connections and

Dita: “Eustory made the borders disappear – now they are some lines on the map and nothing more.”

Name: Dita Bētere Age: 21 Hometown: Balvi Country: Latvia Eustory experience: Gdansk 2009, Minsk 2010, Berlin 2011 Current Occupation: studies German language and literature at the University of Latvia Dita comes from Latvia – a lovely Baltic state, a country

Bulgarian, European and above all Eustorian: Mariella on the coziness of Europe and the unfairness of history

Name:  Mariella Bogdanova Age: 18 Hometown: Gotse Delchev Country: Bulgaria EUSTORY experiences: EUSTORY Summer Academy Berlin 2011, EUSTORY General Assembly 2012 in Hamburg Actual occupation/studies: Senior student Math and Computer Sciences In the 21st century, a century marked by the

Europe in High-Resolution: Ondřej about the change of perspectives through travelling

Name: Ondřej Kolínský Age: 22 Hometown: Prague Country: Czech Republic EUSTORY experiences: Gdansk 2009, Minsk 2010 + Internet project on Chernobyl, Berlin 2011, Madrid 2011 Actual occupation/studies: MSc in Economics, Tilburg University Ondřej surely is one of those Eustorians who would

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