“I would like a Europe united in values, solidar in welcoming, and resolute in defending. A Europe dedicated to improving the lives of those who live within it, whoever they may be.” New utopias for the future of Europe We often ask ourselves what the future holds for
To find oneself or to lose oneself. To survive or to die. Be well or be lost again. What does it mean to migrate? Since ancient times, migration has been a natural instinct, a way of surviving and seeking a better life. For thousands of years, before becoming settled, human
Yesterday was 20 February 2023, a day that has been commemorated in Italy for three years as the ‘National Day of Health, Social and Care Personnel and Volunteers’. A symbolic date that recalls the day of the discovery of patient one in Lombardy, in Codogno, and that traces the beginning
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought and conscience,” says Giorgia, the author of the video Societies’ women. The young woman has grown up in the Greek countryside, where the female gender still lives by the misogynistic rules imposed by men. For Giorgia, the male-dominated society must be overcome.
As I read this article, my mind is drawn back to a little suburb. It is waning. There is some hubbub around me. As I walk I see cheerful inns, they have wooden tables and warm LED lights. People are happy, sipping red wine and laughing thunderously. I detect the
My Europe is a social utopia, imagined by people who had seen the horrors of the Second World War, and who imagined a different political form for countries that had been adversaries until then. Europe is a unique social and political experiment in the world, certainly with many flaws, but
How difficult is it for a young person today to find work? It’s the scourge of the century and every day we hear news about precariousness, abuses and work difficulties. This story takes us into the England of a group of young people who have decided to tell their stories
At first glance, Vittoria’s story might seem like a simple description of a job: a shoemaker. Images of nails, soldering, shoes and paint flash across the screen. Through the video we enter a bit into the backstage of a shoe store and even smell a bit of it. But Vittoria’s
The StoryAP Award came to a close in December 2021. The winner of the award has been Mirvat Sayegh’s story “War is like”, made with the support of UNHCR and Siamo Coop. We publish below the jury’s motivations, as well as the list of European finalists, and finally the list
Khalida Popal is the former captain of the Afghanistan women’s national soccer team. Sport has been for Khalida, since her childhood, a way to defend women’s rights. She discovered a passion for football as a child, playing with her brothers. As she grows up, she discovers that girls are no
On the occasion of what is currently happening in Afghanistan, we want to bring to attention one of the stories on the StoryAP portal, the story of Shikhali Mirzai. I met the author personally in France, thanks to a European project, and it was a truly memorable meeting for me.
“War is like ..”: what is war like? Can we Westerners really imagine what war is like and what impact it has on the lives of people who, in one way or another, survive? As I listen to the story of Mirvat, a young Syrian who fled the war in