A marked generation fights the war-image

A marked generation fights the war-image

War tore apart Yugoslavia only two decades ago and divided families, towns and friends into ethnical groups. It left the rest of the world with a clear and simplistic narrative, in most cases with Serbia as the nationalistic aggressor and the rest of the region as mere victims. A new generation of Serbs, who didn’t experience the war, fight the stereotype of Serbia as a bloodthirsty country. And that is far from easy. Coen van…

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Vice Serbia ready to change the mindset of the young

Vice Serbia ready to change the mindset of the young

Serbia is the first former Yugoslav country to have opened a Vice.com department. Located above the headquarters of the commercial Prva TV, which mainly airs reality series, Vice wants to change the Serbian media landscape with stories about taboos and the unknown. Tomas Heijden

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Student-craving Polish universities on the prowl in Ukraine

Student-craving Polish universities on the prowl in Ukraine

Falling birth rates in Poland over the years have resulted in fewer students for the universities. However, instead of closing, they go hunting for students abroad. By Maria Danmark and Rikke Mathiassen Lublin, Poland – “I have two classes with almost only Ukrainian students,” says Piotr Skrzypczak, who is a lecturer at the Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości private university in Lublin, a city located about 100 kilometres from the border to Ukraine. Skrzypczak teaches two classes…

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Greek cinema: The inconspicuous hope for recovery

Greek cinema: The inconspicuous hope for recovery

Athens, Greece – Among all the misfortune that has plagued Greek diligences since the beginning of the government-debt crisis in 2009, it appears as though the business of film has offered considerably beneficial prospects for the country’s young generation. It is late March and spring is beginning to manifest in the Hellenic capital. Despite the city’s excess of abandoned buildings and rundown avenues, signs of optimism are everywhere this time of year. Trees are blossoming,…

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‘Casual National’ as the savior of traditional Serbian values

‘Casual National’ as the savior of traditional Serbian values

For a society that is gradually moving to the west, a radical nationalist movement is appealing for youngsters afraid of their country shaking off its traditional values. “My parents and neighbours are proud of me,” says the 21-year-old Dobrica Petrić. Coen van de Ven

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“We don’t want them in the university”

“We don’t want them in the university”

In a country like Greece constantly struggling with an economic crisis and other issues, problems can surface in the different institutions of the country. The political competition, mainly between the left oriented and right oriented parties have not only changed the government but also affected the educational system and Athens University itself. Euroviews spoke to some students in Athens about their experience. Karim Al Amin Currently in Greece to write about hopes and challenges of the…

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An empowered youth may turn out to be the Scottish independence referendum’s greatest legacy

An empowered youth may turn out to be the Scottish independence referendum’s greatest legacy

Scotland’s youngest voters are twice as likely as their peers south of the border to visit a polling booth during next month’s British General Election. The extensive debate around last September’s referendum appears to have been the ‘catalyst’ for the newfound political hunger amongst Britain’s most northerly residents. Jack Cairns

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BUNDjugend, young Berlines big steps

BUNDjugend, young Berlines big steps

They meet once a week, around a wood table, all of them are young from 15 to 27 years old, they call themselves BUNDjugend collective and they share a have a common feeling: they need to change something.  The next Saturday, this collective will join to the initiative against the sign of the TTIP in Berlin, but their biggest opportunity will be this November in Paris with the celebration of the Climate change convention where…

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Exploring Serbia’s history through art

Exploring Serbia’s history through art

Serbia as the prey of three different ideologies can be seen as the main message in the latest work of Belgrade artist Aleksandar Todorovic, who expresses through his incredibly detailed paintings the pessimistic scenarios for Serbian youngsters. Coen van de Ven

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