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Once Upon A Time In Europe: The Dark Traces Of Folk Tales
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.
The Green Cigar Box or: How to Deal With Your Family’s Nazi Past
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.
What If…Great Britain Decided to Rejoin the EU?
Can you believe it’s already been more than five years since the Brits decided in to leave the EU? After political wrangling, back and forth negotiations, mutual accusations and hopes for a somewhat acceptable deal, the Brexit was ratified in January 2020. Some felt jubilation and relief, others anger, regret and even fear of a possible „domino eff...
#LivingTheNetherlands: How I Finally Learnt to Ride a Bike
Challenges and new chances: Yoanna from Bulgaria about spending an Erasmus semester in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is Yoga a Sin? Young Greeks and Eastern Orthodox Christianity
An overwhelming majority of Greeks considers religion as important - but what about the young population? Anna and Maria about the role of the church, LGBTQ+ and identity of young Greeks in 2021.
Europe, How Do You Deal With History Cast In Stone?
What to do with monuments when the historical context changes? Should they be removed, re-contextualised, or, on the contrary, should we preserve them as a painful reminder of the events that took place decades or centuries ago? We, the Editors’ team, took a closer look at some monuments which are subject to current debates in our home countries. S...
Making Friends with Music: In Search of Traditional Tunes
A carrier of family memories, a European meeting point and a gate to new friendships: For Rusudan from Georgia, the piano has lots of meanings.
Discovering China: The Art of Finding Yourself
Experiencing China from a Georgian perspective: Mertsia about the importance of language, cuisine and finding ways to intertwine different cultures.
Slovak House Signs – Little Pieces of Endangered Art
Traces of unique history: Caroline from Slovakia about Ziar nad Hronom's emblematic house signs from the 1950s and the importance of keeping architectural heritage alive.
The Story of a Gravestone
Have you ever stumbled across an object that is not noticeable at first glance and wouldn’t appear out of place but upon closer inspection is quite unusual? And have you asked yourself what exciting, moving or sad story might be behind it? When our author Phillip encountered such an object, he began looking for traces in archives, history clubs, pa...
2020: With and Beyond Corona
2020 was the year of the pandemic. But as there is a light in every darkness and at each end of the tunnel, it also has had many different insights for every single one of us. With 2021 in sight, we share some of our perspectives on this extraordinary year: Join the the Editors team to look at different corners of Europe for some personal takes o...
100 Years After: How we Remember the Perpetrators of Bloody Sunday
100 years after Bloody Sunday, there is still much controversy surrounding the perpetrators of that terrible day and whether the Irish should be remembering them. Neasa talks about the British police and military forces, particularly the Royal Irish Constabulary, and the surprising discovery of her own familial connections to them.
One People, Two Peoples, Neighbours or Enemies? North Macedonia and Bulgaria
Kristijan from North Macedonia and Liliana from Bulgaria discuss the tense relationship between their countries regarding history and identity.
Climate Warming: no Momentum to Lose in Bulgaria
Is climate change a hot topic in Bulgaria? Liliana from Sofia discusses the Bulgarian public attitudes towards environmental issues.