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#livingMünster: The “Heart of Europe” and its Positive Vibes

For young people across Europe the ERASMUS+ Programme is the chance to experience other Europeans countries first hand. Camilla, a law student from Italy, thinks this is one of the EU’s greatest achievements. Back from two years studying in Germany, she reflects on the opportunities and challenges of her stay in Germany, about her discovery of another culture, about #livingMünster.

Churches in Germany: From Absence to Presence?

Germany is not a religious state. It does not have a state religion or state church. The number of registered church member is declining year by year. But which role do the churches play in public discussions? What does being practitioner of a religion mean for a young German and where to find interactions? Gregor shares his perspective on the triangular relationship between policy, churches and personal belief.

From Homeland to Home.

Can you imagine going to the toilet in the middle of the night and seeing something that will change your life and your country forever? The 8th of May marks the 71st anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, and Mr Chojcknaki shares his memories about the Second World War and how it changed him and where he called home.

European Street Beat: How do people in Hamburg feel about the refugee situation?

In 2015 about 1.3 million asylum claims were made in the EU. “Refugee crisis” became a daily headline and different concerns from safety to economic stability were raised. In our new series we want to find out, how people in Europe feel about the situation. Starting with the most frequently discussed concern for safety, we asked people on the streets of Hamburg, Germany: What do you need in order to feel safe? See and hear what they had to say: