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…

Read More

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

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Increasing income inequality: the shaky future of British youth

Increasing income inequality: the shaky future of British youth

London, United Kingdom – Despite being the sixth largest economy by nominal GDP and the tenth largest purchasing power parity in the world, United Kingdom has some skeletons hidden in the cupboards as it is the most unequal country in Europe and the forth most unequal country in the world following Mexico, US and Israel, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). From the first steps taken in London on the way…

Read More

‘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

Read More

“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…

Read More

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

Read More

How do you engage young Brits in politics?

How do you engage young Brits in politics?

London, United Kingdom – British General elections are knocking on the door and while political tension escalates, 2 million young people are predicted to skip entering the polling stations, according to the think-tank British Future. Six weeks before the election, journalists, media professionals and academics are discussing the steps that could be taken in order to encourage young people to more actively participate in the political process.  Zhuliyana Boyanova Travels to the United Kingdom to report…

Read More

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…

Read More
1 2