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Some events and developments in European history are the result of pure spontaneity. Members of the EUSTORY History Campus editorial team traced this question and pondered the impact of chance on shaping the world around us. Delve into the role of fortuity in influencing European history by clicking through the interactive map!
Even in peaceful times, graduating high school and starting a new chapter in life can be a stressful experience. But how does it feel to graduate when your country is at war? This is what our author Marlene asked her Ukrainian friend Kateryna (17), who fled to Germany in March 2022 and has lived with Marlene's family ever since.
What are the reasons to live in Kreuzberg and is it a good place for young people? How diverse and culturally appealing is it? While in Germany’s capital city, the Editors' team took the opportunity to stroll the streets of the multicultural face of Berlin, Kreuzberg and ask locals and foreigners what makes the district special.
How come Belgium spent nearly two years without a government? Does a Belgian identity really exist? Is a life without French fries possible in Belgium? While spending her Erasmus Solidarity Corps in Ghent, Liliana from Bulgaria found out. And was surprised by way more...
Greek theatre reconsidered: During their journey to Greece, young theatre makers from Spain dived into ancient times. What if they had been acting centuries ago? In short videos, they show their answers.
In 2019, German politician Walter Lübcke was assassinated. The students of the school in his hometown reacted immediately and set a sign against far-right violence. This didn't remain without serious consequences.
A capital city in radical upheaval. A coastline which can easily compete with Greece and Croatia. 200,000 bunkers for a country with less than three million inhabitants – reflecting the legacies of a Communist past that still shapes the country until today.
In June 2016, Great Britain decided to leave the European Union. Six years later, our author Antonius wondered: How do young Europeans remember the day after the referendum? What do they think about the Brexit today? An interactive map of Europe shows the answers.
Only 14 km separate Spain from Morocco. No surprise that their pasts are closely intertwined. The Muslim cultural heritage is quite visible in Spain, but negative prejudices dominate the distant relation towards the North African country. For our author María from Spain, travelling to Morocco was a true turning-point.
The Portuguese Ultramar was a long and bloody period of clashes between Portugal's armed forces and liberation movements in its colonies Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique. The grandfather of our author Ana Matilde was fighting as a young soldier in Mozambique. Which consequences did his experiences during the war have for his family? And what d...
Different views on religion can harbour potential for conflict. Our author Marlene from Germany declares herself an atheist. However, her time as a member of a Lutheran youth group during an exchange in Kansas, USA, immensely changed her perspective on religion and identity.
Volunteering at the Turkish-Syrian border area: Barbare from Georgia spent two months in the Turkish city of Gaziantep to teach and assist Syrian refugees in their everyday lives. During her stay, she has learnt at least as much as she has taught...
Small country, big history: Becoming independent in 1955, the fundament of today's Austria was laid. However, the alpine country's history dates back to the Stone Age. While strolling through the streets of Vienna, the Editors of the EUSTORY History Campus wondered: How do people perceive Austrian history in a city where every corner tells a story ...
How do traditional folk tales shape young personalities all over Europe? To what extent can they serve as a historical source of ancient values and norms, social structures, fantasies and realities? Rusudan from Georgia and Neasa from Ireland about European tales' origins and their meaning for the 21st century.
An empty cigar box containing the burden of a heavy-weighing family history: When German-Australian student Kelly found out that her great-grandfather's cigar box is a relic of her family's involvement during the Third Reich, many questions arised.