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 ... (more)
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 ... (more)
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 Nort... (more)
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 wa... (more)
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, imme... (more)
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... (more)
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 E... (more)
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 ... (more)
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 R... (more)
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 ... (more)
Challenges and new chances: Yoanna from Bulgaria about spending an Erasmus semester in the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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 centur... (more)
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.