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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 per... (more)

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Spirit and Body on Trial – Bulgarian Athletes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The lockdowns at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic made doing sports difficult – a hard time for all sportsmen and –women. Decho Pavlov describes how he managed to endure this standtill.

The Threads of Resilience – Experiences of 4 Women

How to endure a crisis? How to stay strong when life is tangled? Four women, four countries, four stories. What they have in common: They have taken lose strings to create something new. Because anything you've dreamed o... (more)

The Censored Voices of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal

A story of revolution, hunger and censorship told by members of Cláudia Almeida‘s family. They witnessed the fall of the dictatorship in Portugal and the Carnation Revolution in 1974. What was it like be a child or worke... (more)

A Safe Space for LGBTQ+ People in a German Community

Members of the LGBTQ+-community still face various forms of discrimination in Germany which makes safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people all the more important. Anna Leven presents one of them, the Zentrum Weissenburg in Stuttgar... (more)

Chasing Memories – A Family Story From Bulgaria

A story about the Socialist regime in Bulgaria and the hatred of a father towards everyone associated with it. A story about love and separation, sadness and death, but also about gathering the pieces of a broken family ... (more)

The Power of Hope in Wartimes in a Georgian Village

Imagine a tiny mountainous Georgian village in early 1942. No death notifications have arrived yet. People hope that the war will end soon. Optimistically, villagers decide to build a new school for their children. This ... (more)

Wild Nineties in Russia – From a Woman’s Perspective

Liza Propenkova tells the story of Ekaterina, who experienced the „wild“ nineties in Saint Petersburg, Russia and how she dealt with the various crises that she encountered during those years.

25 Years After Veronica Guerin: Drug Addiction in Ireland

In 1996, Irish journalist Veronica Guerin was murdered for speaking out against drug cartels and illegal drug trafficking. Her death caused waves of grief across Ireland. Neasa Schukat looks at the situation nowadays: Ho... (more)

A Rucksack Full of Independent Decisions – Exchange Students and the COVID Crisis

Spending a school year abroad was quite a different experience in the school year 2020/21: Floria Herget presents three exchange students who talk about best decisions, feeling closer together and pain combined with self... (more)

Life and Hope in the Age of Crisis – Experiences of 4 Young Ukrainians

The recent past in the Ukraine was marked by several crises, interrupted by short periods of well-being. Taras Oleksyn presents four Ukrainians who experienced war, flight and the pandemic and who talk about how they sur... (more)

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a soldier, a nun and two little girls in front of a train
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