Vincent Schroyens, a recent graduate in teacher education from Belgium, travelled from his home country to Bulgaria. He explored the different vocational training systems of the countries he passed through, learning about their advantages and disadvantages. Vincent believes, that coming to a better understanding of these, gives us the opportunity to learn from each other. Read more about his experience here.
Christopher Amedu from Great Britain has filmed a short documentary about the african diaspora in Paris, racism and the rise of right wing populism. Christopher spoke to the director of the African News Agency (Dounia Ben Mohamed), the former professional footballer Christian Ngwandjo, and a representative of the populist French Front National (Eric Le Gal). A must see!
Millie Hallam from Italy has an interest in sustainabiltiy and eco-friendly lifestyles. She travelled to the UK, Sweden, and Denmark to learn more about this. Her experiences and insights can be found in her report here.
Annika Dinh from Germany travelled through Bulgaria during the summer. She was wondering how the country dealt with its diversity and made some pretty interesting observations about minority politics in Bulgaria. Annika shared her insights on her instagram profile.
Ronald Vilcans from Riga travelled from Prague to Athens and shares his observations as well as beautifully shot pictures in his travel blog. The introduction reads: "Despite a list of problems, (...) people are surprisingly optimistic." But this does not apply to everbody, Ronald states. Minority groups, like refugees and LGBTQ-folks, are facing difficult living situations in many European countries.
Patricia Oliveros from Spain travelled to Ireland and the UK to learn more about young people's perspectives on sustainability. Her nicely done report can be read here.
What effects do the open borders have on life in Europe? That's the question Lucie Křehlíková from the Czech Republic looked into. She travelled five countries. Her report can be found here.
"The inability to accept who I truly was and the need for other people to accept me, were always bothering me. I wanted to be open, but I was afraid. And in that moment, I found myself in front of a mirror saying, after a long time 'I'm bisexual'" Martin Vassilev travelled to Germany, Spain and Sweden to meet people from the LGBTQ-Community and learn how acceptance for this community could be increased in his home country Bulgaria. Read his personal and very inspiring report here.
Edgars Gerhards travelled to two scandinavian (Copenhagen, Roskilde) and two baltic cities (Vilnius, Riga). He compared and evaluated how eco-friendly the lifestyles are, the people lead in these cities. You can read his report here.
Our travel grantee Alenka Brabencová used Interrail to visit a total of eight countries. Some impressions of what she experienced on her trip can be found in this video.
Elenor Ängek from Sweden visited a number of Greek islands to learn more about the economic situation there. She particularly looked into the impact of digitalisation in the region. Her report may also give you some good ideas when planning your next trip to the Aegean Sea. Find her report here.
On her Facebook Page "Europe Speaks Up" Sedra Al-Yousef shares photos and personal stories "on populism, media and life experiences" from people she met while travelling in Italy, Austria and Germany. The comments are available in both English and Arabic. Sedra portays her interviewees in a very empathetic way.