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Magnets in a Souvenir Shop in Belgrade/Serbia showing Russia's president Wladimir Putin.

Alien Conspiracies, Football and Kosovo – Serbia’s Youth Caught In-Between

In Serbia, Nationalism inspires the youth. Petar from Belgrade analyses what Putin Magnets and war songs have to do with Serbia's past and present.

My grandmother wearing the dress she knitted to fulfil her promise. Photo: Private

Stitching Tradition: A Piece of Spanish History in my Grandmother’s Dress

For almost four decades, Francoism defined how to believe and behave. María from Spain remembers her grandmother, who only dressed freely after Democracy arrived...

Several participants of the "Democratically Together" workshop laughing while fighting over one chair during the chair game

The Language of Democracy: Dealing with Dissent

What does democracy mean in daily life? How to democratically deal with dissent? During the EUSTORY Youth Activities 2021, Ana from Portugal and Fiona from Germany got in touch with the Betzavta Method for the first time... (more)

Between Jewish Traditions and Liberal Democracy: The Israeli Dilemma

Tzivia from Israel shares her perspective on the triangular relationship between society, institutionalized religion and personal belief in Israel and the tensions between a modern liberal democracy and religious traditi... (more)

Catalonia: Outbreak of Illegal Nationalism or Oppression of a Democratic Movement?

People being beaten up by the police just for trying to vote, a government which declares a referendum binding even though parts of the electorate where not able to vote and a large number of ballots where confiscated, a... (more)

Heroes of Freedom – an Important Anniversary in the Fight Against Mafia

Mafia has always been a strong presence in the Italian country. Some Italians, instead of accepting the situation, raised their head and proved that Mafia can be defeated with a constant fight for legality. Among them we... (more)

Stuck in the “Brussels Bubble”?

Brexit, Orbán and Le Pen. European right wing populism and state egotism is on the rise, the EU threatened by dissolution and there is no end in sight. What has gone wrong in the last years? How can the European Union ge... (more)

#CallBulgaria: Backwards to the Future or On the Train of Unkept Promises

On 26th March, Bulgarians are electing their parliament members. Convened earlier than originally scheduled, as a consequence of prime minister Boyko Borisov’s resignation, the elections are preceded by a campaign that h... (more)

Budapest: A Beauty With a Dark Past

Vida from Germany takes us to Budapest to look at what kind of past hides the parliament in Budapest.

When Politics Come Alive – Going to bed with Trump and Clinton

In case you ever wondered how a European student of politics and philosophy feels like going to bed with Trump and Clinton or how he would cope with the election campaign craze in Washington, D. C., you can now find the ... (more)

#callVienna: Election Time in Austria – Why I Voted for Hofer or why Van der Bellen is the Less Evil

What exactly is going on in Austria? What are young people thinking on the candidates and Austria’s future? We decided to activate our European network and #CallVienna to ask two young voters to explain their choices.  T... (more)

1989 – (R)Evolution, its Parents and its Children

Milan, originally from Serbia, reflects different perspectives on his year of birth 1989 and the following process of a unifying, but also a dividing Europe. While what we called East and West was coming together, the Ba... (more)

Europe and Democracy

What is the price of democracy and who has to pay it? Is the EU an economic union or a physiological unity? After the Greek referendum Milan from Serbia shares his considerations on democracy. 

Many Shades of Left – Autonomously Green Athens

Milan, a Serb currently living in the “cradle of democracy”, paints the picture of two diametrically opposed citizens’ approaches.

Trust Works! Day 2 in Oslo

Today on our second day of our seminar in Oslo we visited the Norwegian parliament. On our way there we walked by the government building that has been under reconstruction since the terrorist attack three years ago. The... (more)

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