EUSTORY History Campus

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.

Climate Warming: Knowledge not Transmitted in Romania?

“Fridays for future” have become part of students’ weekly routine in some Western European countries. Collins Dictionary even crowned “climate strike” word of the year 2019. In South-Eastern Europe, however, this trend does not look exactly the same. Our authors Kyriakos (Greece), Simona (Romania), and Liliana (Bulgaria) share insights into the debates on climate and global warming in their home c...

Climate Warming? “Greece is Already Used to High Temperatures”

“Fridays for future” have become part of students’ weekly routine in some Western European countries. Collins Dictionary even crowned “climate strike” word of the year 2019. In South-Eastern Europe, however, this trend does not look exactly the same. Our authors Kyriakos (Greece), Simona (Romania), and Liliana (Bulgaria) share insights into the debates on climate and global warming in their home c...

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Polish Populism Plague

Democracy is at risk in Poland. In its 2020 “Nations in Transit” report, the NGO Freedom house has downgraded Poland’s status to a semi-consolidated democracy. Two Polish law students, Witold Janas and Marek Kaczmarczyk, sum up what happened since 2015 and give their view on actors and incidents in this drama.

Irish Language: Deep-Rooted or Force-Fed?

For a language that was so close to extinction in the past, Irish simply refuses to lie down and play dead. Neasa from Ireland talks about the reasons for this as well as young people’s attitudes to language and culture, and the compulsory status of Irish in schools.  As someone who grew up in Ireland, I was obliged to learn our native language in school. However, while speaking our national langu...

An Old Diploma And My Jump Into History

History is based on research by historians and experts in the area; some even dig for years to find their sources. In some cases, the sources just come to the scholars of history, as Decho from Bulgaria describes in his text.  One evening, when I was thirteen and studying for my seventh grade exams, my mother came to me and gave me the diploma that my great-grandfather Panayot Kirpikov received in...

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If the Crisis or War Comes: Swedish Defense in the New Millennium

Recent years have seen a rise in the number of nations across the world undergoing rearmament. Military strength has become more important again in International Relations. In pursuit of this trend, and incited by increasingly antagonistic Swedish-Russian relations, the Swedish government decided to reintroduce mandatory enlistment of all male and female citizens 16 years of age and older in 2017....

Female Changemakers: Maro Makashvili – a Writer Dying as a Nurse

How inspiring can the life of somebody who lived 100 years ago be for us now? Especially if it was a girl who already died at the age of 19? A girl that was defending the independence of her country, actively pursuing sports and engaging in social activism? Which role does gender play here? Nato from Georgia reflects on how Maro Makashvili – the first woman awarded with the Georgian Order of Natio...

#LivingParma: How I Entered the Home of Every Barista

Erasmus+ is often described as the cornerstone of the construction of Europe. Although the COVID-19 outbreak negatively affected the mobility across Europe, universities managed to move to online teaching at record speed – but Erasmus+ cannot (yet) happen online. Liliana, a final-year student of international relations, returned from a six-month semester in Parma only weeks before Italy was locked...

Of Dogs, Virtual Discos and Civic Engagement. Young Europeans in Times of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus is everywhere: in the news, on social media, our personal communication and even in our thoughts. High numbers of infected and dead people on the news frighten many of us as much as the lockdown impacts our societies, social and economic live. But this pandemic also brings solidarity and hope. Join us and get some personal impressions and little moments of light from our authors fr...