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Minority stories VIII: A fairytale that became a reality

Today, we – Tony (Bulgaria), Francesca (Italy) and Aleksandra (Poland) – interviewed Katarzyna Sawicesa – a Polish woman who came to Brussels when she was 20 and is still living there. She took a chance in 1990s and has come to Belgium as a tourist for three months. Then, she decided to stay in Brussels and was working illegally looking...

Minority stories VII: “Africa is where my heart belongs”

Britta (Estonia), Enja (Norway) and Krista (Finland) interviewed a Rwandan woman, Marie-Pierre, 44, who moved to Belgium to study for an university degree because she was unable to attend a Rwandan university due to her late father’s high position in the past. She intended to return to Rwanda after finishing her degree, but was unable to due ...

Minority stories VI: “Niciun plan, niciun viitor!”

No plans, no future! “Am plecat din oraşul absurdului şi am ajuns ȋn oraşul suprarealismului.” I left the town of absurd and I ended up in the city of surrealism. Simone (Germany), Viktoria (Switzerland) and Cristina (Romania) have had a chat with a very talkative Romanian woman. She left the Romanian town Slatina (where Eugéne Ionesco was born) fo...

Minority stories V: Chinese minorities in Brussels – interviewing Chan Chi How

Britta (Estonia), Sanni (Finland) and Yolanda (Spain) went to Anderlecht for their interview: Our assignment to study chinese minorities in Brussels, led us to the house of Chan Chi How, situated in Anderlecht. Mr. How is a 42 year old IT specialist, who was born in Brussels and belongs to the second generation of Chinese immigrants. His grandfathe...

Minority stories IV: A Polish woman in the city of tolerance

Aleksandra (Poland), Gabriele (Italy) and Ilona (Latvia) went to the European Comission to interview Aleksandra Hedb from Silesia (a Polish mining region). She was born near the border with Czech Republic so she has been dealing with other cultures from the early beginnings of her life. She was studying sociology at the University of Breslau and  c...

Visiting Bois du Caziers: 55 years after the mine tragedy

Today the Eustory-group went on a trip to southern Belgium, Vallonia, to visit and see the great canal systems and the museum of the former coalmine ‘Le Bois du Cazier’ . We first got on the bus and drove to the Houdeng-Aimeries waterlift, where we after a nice and very sunny trip on the channel, actually got to try out the world famous...

Minoritiy stories III: The Italian experience

The Italian experience Think about having Belgium, Slovenia, Romania, Italy and Rwanda in the same room: that is what happen in the case of Bo (Belgium), Cristina (Romania) and Mateja (Slovenia): Two mixed stories and two different points of view built the whole »old and new migration« for us. Loredana is a nice and warm Italian lady, about 60 year...

Minority stories II: The history and future of a Belgo-Congolese

A summary of the  interview with Augistin Nkenda by Enja (Norway), Victoria (Switzerland) and Zlatina (Bulgaria): The meeting with Nkenda was a meeting with a passionate man who has managed to keep his values and traditions, but at the same time integrate in the Belgian society. We met him in his own food store “General and exotic food store”, wher...

Discovering the life of minorities No 1: A cafeteria experience…

We formed six groups that headed to different parts of Brussels to speak to members of different communities. You can read the summaries of the interviews here on the blog, starting with: Anna from Slovenia, Francesca from Italy and Liva from Latvia interviewed Malika Abbad from Marocco. We were talking about her personal experience with migrations...

How much should one integrate? The ABC of minorities

After a really short night – the last participants arrived at 1 am – and a brief get-to-know-each other we moved from our nice accommodation to the centre of to Brusseles, to the museum BELvue which is our working place for this week. There the students jumped right into the topic while finding words connected to minorities, cluster and...

Coming up next: First EUSTORY academy 2011

More than 180 ethnic minorities are living in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and of the European Union. They come from all over the world, bringing their cultural backgrounds with them. Some families have been living here for generations, other individuals have just arrived. Young people from 13 European countries will meet in Brussels from 28 Au...

Results from the virtual classroom dealing with Chernobyl

About 50 EUSTORY alumni are working since September to discover the perception of the catastrophe of Chernobyl in their countries. They put their research work on an internet platform and discuss it. This platform is a closed one but they want to share some of their results. You can find the on their blog regularly, starting with the media coverage...