Study trip Madrid 2011

Day 3, part II: Can a person be illegal?

Paloma Fevieres from the Spanish Commission for Refugees (CEAR) gave insight to the situation of asylum seekers in Spain. The NGO she works for provides legal and practical support for people, who managed to reach Spanis... (more)

Around worldwide exile in a day

The third day of the seminar was a very informative one.  The day began with a visit from Paloma Favieres, the representative of the Servicio Juridico del Comite Espanol de Ayuda al Refugiando (CEAR) Madrid. After anothe... (more)

“Franco was a serious dictatorship. No bullshit.”

After a well-deserved night of rest we awoke to the second day of the seminar. Today’s agenda was exploring the concept of cultural exile, and what better way to do that than to head off to a place that is closely ... (more)

Exile Stories VI: Madrid – 30 years ago…

On the evening of the 24th of July 2011 20 young Europeans met in Madrid in order to discuss „EXILE” in Europe. But we won’t be the first ones as  Laura from Latvia found out: About 30 years ago Madrid had already been a... (more)

Day one under the Madrid sun

After a tiring day of arrivals and thanks to it being a holiday in Spain – The day of Santiago – the first official day of our glorious seminar began a bit later than it will for the rest of the week.  In the morni... (more)

Exile stories V: Denationalization, cause of exile.

Having a successful exile is never easy. Katherine interviewed a Kurdish couple that had to leave Syria after being dispossessed of their nationality; they couldn’t be Syrian but neither Kurdish. They live now in Germany... (more)

Exile Stories IV: A soldier, a true capitalist, an anti-communist, a hero?

Vlad, who had finnished his BA in European Studies in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2011 found his exile story right in his family. Vlad’s great-grandfather had to leave his family in 1952 when he was sent to a concentra... (more)

Exile Stories III: Finally arrived – From Poland to Ukraine

When Roksolana, student of International Relations in Kiev, started to look for a person to interview she found Dmytro Djula, who was  acquainted with her grandfather as they were both members of the contemporary associa... (more)

Exile Stories II: “You can turn the train around and I will stop crying.”

Sofia, who is currently studying pharmacy in Turku conducted her interview with the grandfather of a friend by phone, living 600 kilometers apart. Jorma Iiskola was born close to Kouvola in southeastern Finland in 1935 a... (more)

Exile stories I: “When I got used to dumplings, I would be a real Czech”.

This is Vojtěch Pojar’s interview with a Belarusian refugee in his country, Czech Republic. The name Vladislav is used in order to hide the real identity of his interviewee, as he wanted to remain anonymous. When V... (more)

Starting a new life from scratch: Exile stories from all over Europe

The EUSTORY seminar in Madrid on the topic of Exile  is coming up soon and the participating students have prepared some background work in the last weeks about the topic. One of the tasks they had to accomplish was cond... (more)

New Alumni Seminar is coming up…

Follow us here from July 24 to July 31. 20 students from 17 countries will meet in Madrid to discuss the topic of “Exile” together. The seminar is organized by the Real Maestranza de Ronda in Cooperation with... (more)

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