How to lose one third of your empire in 140 characters? Today we can hardly imagine the political sphere without daily tweets and constant online communication. Imagine how political life and our world would have looked if social media existed 100 years ago! What insights could we gain, which are different from the usual official statements? We are inviting you to a social experiment: During the EUSTORY Summit 2018 young people from Europe and beyond took the roles of the statesmen of the Paris Peace Conference 1919 to negotiate the Treaties of Trianon and Versailles. Let’s have a look behind the scenes of these negotiations which ended World War I and follow a special Twitter-thread.
When the alarms rang at 6:30 a.m., we were drowsy and still unaware that we would return to Celica Hostel twelve hours later with a new perspective on the Slovenian borders, minorities and history. But after a few cups of coffee, we were ready for a day in the name of exploration and expedition! From the bus on our way to the first destination, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, we embraced the stunning Slovenian mountains, rivers and fields, and Bojan Balkovec provided us with a good dose of historical facts and anecdotes. As Danes were not used to the great mountains and crystal blue streams, so our noses were pressed against the bus windows during the entire ride. The drive concluded with steep, narrow roads on the mountain sides, which required us to trust the driver with our lives. E...[Read More]
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 an international association to an informal network – but what didn’t change during the whole time were the people working in these frameworks: engaged and committed Europeans who want to activate young people to get involved: with their lives, civil society and the European ideas. It has been a very enriching network meeting so far, still one day more to go. Our Latvian colleagues are great hosts, not only providing the perfect working spaces and culinary experiences for us, but also arranging a meeting with the President of Latvia, exclusively f...[Read More]