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ALBANIAN SWORN VIRGINS: THE WOMEN WHO BECAME MEN

Embed from Getty Images How far would you go to have the right to drive, smoke or earn money?...

IN SEARCH OF ERASMUS: HE YIELDS TO NO ONE

Over the past few weeks, you could join me in the footsteps of Desiderius Erasmus, one of Europe’s greatest...

OLD WOUNDS IN BENDER

In this photo series, Marlon Roseberry Buenck traces the region of Transnistria through the experiences of two women in...

CHALLENGING GENDER STEREOTYPES IN DESIGN

Design, much like the film and technology industries, has widespread problems with gender discrimination. Designer Gabriel Ann Maher talks...

IN SEARCH OF ERASMUS: AT THE END OF THE TRAIL

What could we still learn from the insights of a long-dead thinker? I had no idea. But after travelling...

FRANCE: ALL MOUTH AND NO TROUSERS

In 2016, France thought it was giving Muslim women freedom by forbidding the burkini. Mayors of 30 French beach...

IN SEARCH OF ERASMUS: THE WOMAN WHO INTRODUCED STUDENTS TO EUROPE

What could we still learn from the insights of a long-dead thinker? I had no idea. But after travelling...

VOLT’S EUROPEAN DREAM

Brussels beware — there’s a new kid on the block. Volt Europa, a new pan-European progressive movement that aims...

IN SEARCH OF ERASMUS: THE REPUBLIC OF THE DENOUNCED

What could we still learn from the insights of a long-dead thinker? I had no idea. But after travelling...

LGBTQ IN CROATIA: NIGHT TURNED TO DAWN, BUT IS IT GETTING BRIGHTER?

If you wanted to go on the first LGBTQ pride parade in Croatia that occurred in Zagreb in 2002,...

IN SEARCH OF ERASMUS: EUROPE WITH(OUT) BORDERS

What could we still learn from the insights of a long-dead thinker? I had no idea. But after travelling...

CULTURE IS APPROPRIATION

I had hoped to make it through my life without bloating the internet with yet another article on cultural...

IN SEARCH OF ERASMUS: THE BEGINNING OF A EUROPEAN JOURNEY

Desiderius Erasmus: it is a name you have probably heard before, but very few people know who the man...

A STEADY CRESCENDO: THE RISE OF THE YOUNG PARISIAN OPERAPHILE

Standing ovation. After three hours of soaring sopranos, resonant baritones and everything in between, Paris’s Bastille Opera house comes...

CAN BOOKS BY PEOPLE OF COLOUR CHANGE THE WORLD?

Back in November 2016, I visited my good friend M at the University of Cambridge. It was two days...

EUROPEAN PATRIOTISM ISN’T THE ANSWER

I admit it. I’m a terrible Remainer. Sure, I hung a ‘Vote Remain’ poster in my window. Sure, I...

FOR JAN AND MARTINA

When the news about Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová’s murder first broke, it felt as if the world around...

WHAT CAN WE LEARN IN EUROPEAN BORDERLANDS?

‘Hungary is for Hungarians’; ‘Romania is for Romanians’; ‘Serbia is for Serbians’. One could spend a long time listing...

LA RÉPUBLIQUE EN MARCHE! MARCHES ON

Checking in on Emmanuel Macron’s political revolution Emmanuel Macron defied all odds when he created his political movement En...

PIZZA DIPLOMACY

Pizza is always present at the frontlines of diplomacy. Here’s how Italy claimed its culinary heritage back in the...

A RECIPE FOR TRAVELLING BACK IN TIME

Food and memory are closely linked, especially for those people who live far away from the people they love.  Many...

WHY WE CARE ABOUT THE HOMELESS

It’s just kind of a thing that happened when we weren’t looking – whether it was the economic crisis,...

GIRL ON A PLANE, GIRL ON A TRAIN: ON BEING IN LOVE AND BETWEEN CITIES

Being in a long-distance relationship is to be in a relationship with your suitcase. Over the years you get...

FOOD IN THE HOOD

In recent years there has been a renaissance of food sharing and the art of homemaking. In big cities, preparing...

WHY WE CARE ABOUT THE HOMELESS

It’s just kind of a thing that happened when we weren’t looking – whether it was the economic crisis,...

INTERVIEW | NATIONALISM & THE PVV

‘MANY PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE PVV’S CORE ARGUMENT’ In 2016 Geert Wilders was convicted – but not punished – on grounds...

NATIONALITY OR NON-EXISTENCE?

The 21st century European is faced with a stark choice: nationality or non-existence. “If you believe you’re a citizen...

A PLACE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY | BARCELONA

BARCELONA, SPAIN It is refreshing seeing hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to demand that refugees...

BEYOND THE STEREOTYPICAL CHINESE FOOD CULTURE IN COPENHAGEN

Since many Danes’ only experience of Chinese food is likely to be that of a deep-fried, late-night fare, I...

THE SECRET INGREDIENTS THAT BRING ATHENIANS TOGETHER

“We want to make these people feel like this place is their own, to give them the opportunity to...

WHEN DESPERATION TURNS INTO ART | ATHENS

Over the past seven years, the socioeconomic crisis that brought the citizens of democracy’s birthplace to their knees has...

AGROECOLOGICAL FARMING – KEY TO ORGANIC FARMING

What are organic products to you? Medicine for harmed ecosystems and human bodies? Or an expression of large corporations...

THE HOPE FOR A UNITED EUROPEAN LEFT

In the past few years we have witnessed the rise of the far-right and the revival of a rhetoric...

KNOW THY FARMER

Our globalising world largely favors huge, unaccountable corporations, but I have faith that we can do better than we are...

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