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Buzludzha – Bulgaria’s Abandoned UFO

It looks like an UFO: Buzludzha, a peak in the Central Balkan Mountains, which is home to an iconic brutalist monument. An object of controversy since its construction in 1971. What do young Bulgarians think about the this history cast in stone?

The buildings remain the same as in communist times, but life around them changes – for the better, as many young Romanians are sure. (Photo: Private)

From Bern to Bucharest: “After all, we are Both Europeans”

Part 2 of the journey: 1474 kilometres or a 30-hour train ride – that’s what it takes to travel from Bern to Bucharest. During a university project, Salome, a young journalist and storyteller from Switzerland, spends two weeks in Romania. To explore the country and meet young Romanians. Join Salome on part 2 of her journey, seeking to understand wh...

Catalans reunite in a local square for a demonstration, waving the pro-independence flags, called "esteladas".

Where Were you When…The Catalan Illegal Referendum Took Place?

Being independent from Spain or not? This question has moved Catalonia for decades. An illegeal referendum, held in 2017, was surrounded by violence and ended up in chaos: Hundreds of wounded people, the Catalan political leaders in jail or in exile – and no independence for Catalonia. What to expect for the years to come?

Three Romanian students sitting on a wall.

From Bern to Bucharest: “The Middle Class of all Countries”

A 30-hour train ride – that’s what it takes to travel from Bern to Bucharest. Salome, a young journalist and storyteller from Switzerland, spends two weeks in Romania. She wants to explore the country and meet young Romanians. In diesel trains, hotel complexes, prefabricated buildings, shopping centres and hipster cafés, she discovers the perspecti...

A gathering in European History: Dorothea Viehmann with the Brothers Grimm

Created by Chance: Informal Gatherings Between Magic and Horror

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!

Two girls in front of a red brick building

Graduating High School – in Times of War

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.

Kreuzberg – The Berlin Face of Contrasts

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.

#LivingBelgium: A Country With Multiple Personalities

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...

What if… You Were an Actor/Actress in Ancient Greece?

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.

School building in Wolfhagen

How a German School Resists Far-Right Violence

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.

#LivingTirana: Welcome to The Land of The Eagles

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.

Girl in front of 2 banners indicating EU or Brexit?

Where Were You When… The Results of the Brexit Referendum Were Announced?

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.

Chaouen, the blue Moroccan city

Food for Thought: What my Family Trip to Morocco Taught me

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.

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Between Bullets And Memories – The Story of The Portuguese Ultramar

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...

The author and her friend praying in the Rocky Mountains.

Clash of Cultures: A German Girl in the American Midwest

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.