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YA Slovenia 2013

Rapping citizens

The alternative and artistic environment of our hostel in Metelkova inspired our participants to deal with the topic of minorities and borders in a different way…

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Among many other interesting  – and before unexperienced – challenges, our participants also took the roles of geography/history lecturers, who presented shifts in the borders of their countries as well as the reasons, causes and the consequences created by changing the borders. Our national border experts contributed to our knowledge and awareness about the meaning and influence of st...

What really happened … during the Paris Peace Conference

During the seminar ‘End of Empires’ in Slovenia, our participants discussed a lot about how decisions about border changes the division of territory and the founding of new national states often were made by other ‘greater’ powers. This is how they imagine the Paris Peace Conference at the end of World War I By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy....

DAY 6: CREATIVITY REACHING ITS PEAK

Our Eustory youth academy in Ljubljana is ending. We only have few hours together left before we all leave to airports and departure towards our home-countries. However, it is important to emphasise what a wonderful last working day we have spent today. We started our day with the last round of playing toasters, islands, washing machines, elephants and street lamps – a game that no Eustorian...

DAY 5: Overwhelming expectations

At 7.30, after a really long night our Bojan was already waiting for us to go to Trieste, on the Italian side of the border. After a bus ride that nobody remembers, because everybody was sleeping, we walked in the rain to a Slovenian school. There, four girls with dual citizenships showed us the condition of Slovenian minority in Italy. We had the chance to speak with members of an actual minority...

DAY 4: Let’s sail to the future together: Simulation in the city of Sleepyville

We started our fourth day very positively, since we had some sweet and necessary sleep after spending the night before eating a huge amount of sweets coming from different European countries (it would be impolite not to try at least one from each country). Our group of 23 young people is still enjoying the work, the excursions, the Slovenian atmosphere and the opportunity of getting to know each o...

DAY 3: The prison report and development of Eustorian democracy in Slovenia

Today some strange noises were heard at the heart of Ljubljana. Hawaiian music, toaster and mixer sounds, elephant trumpets. The only words, which reached us, were “Oh, James”. A reliable source of information revealed that the suspects were young historians from many European countries. They were accused of enjoying while studying a very serious subject. An expert jury found them guilty and sente...

DAY 2: Into the Wild, crossing borders

When the alarms rang at 6:30 a.m., we were drowsy and still unaware that we would return to Celica Hostel twelve hours later with a new perspective on the Slovenian borders, minorities and history. But after a few cups of coffee, we were ready for a day in the name of exploration and expedition! From the bus on our way to the first destination, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, we embraced the s...

Day 1: Handwritten…

This blog post reached us in a physical way: Handwritten on paper. We decided to publish it like that, not because we were too lazy to type, but to keep its originality. Thank you, Elitsa

The story behind the video…

We want to present you the first in the row of videos that are going to present the captions of aspects and different stages of our work, research, creativity, inspiration and fun. Our aim is to show the diversity in our work as well as in approaches to the topic of changing borders and minorities, but at the same time highlight the many characteristics and components that connect us and finally c...

DAY 1: SHARING AND EVOLUTION OF THE LIGHT

Today we really started the program of our academy in Ljubljana and our first step was to get to know each other and later also get better acquainted with our topic. We did not limit ourselves with mere name-games, but we took the next level and got to know much more about the things that connect us. For example: what kind of music do we listen, how many siblings do we have, where we would like to...

A(lumni)-Team in Ljubljana

Luckily I again have the support of EUSTORY alumni during the academy in Ljubljana: Tamara, who had her first EUSTORY experience in Berlin 2009, followed by many alumni activities in Minsk, Berlin, Madrid and Ronda; and Kristi, who was with EUSTORY in Berlin and 2010. I couldn’t have found a better team to support us here, Tamara with her background in International Relation with a special f...

Minorities: Connecting people

What do 23 young people from 18 European countries have in common? Firstly, the Eustory academy in Ljubljana, Slovenia and secondly, interest in the topic of changing borders and the consequent questions of identities and minorities. It is the day Zero or the arrival day and all the new, young and enthusiastic Eustorians are gathering in Ljubljana in order to start a yet unknown, but surely unforg...