The Black Sea Silk Road: working together to break down borders

The Black Sea Silk Road: working together to break down borders

10 July 2017
Imagine a 3,000km tourist route stretching from Thessaloniki in Greece to Meghri in Armenia, following in the path of ancient merchants from the shores of the Aegean, along the coast of the Black Sea, all the way to the southernmost point of Armenia.
Medieval jewels of Khotyn: unexpected beauty on your doorstep

Medieval jewels of Khotyn: unexpected beauty on your doorstep

29 May 2017
As the summer approaches, thoughts are increasingly turning to travel. We dream of foreign places and exotic destinations, but how many people are aware of the historic gems hidden in their own back yard, like the stunning medieval fortress of Khotyn nestled in the hills of south-western Ukraine?
How Belarus is developing its tourism and how the European Union is involved in this

How Belarus is developing its tourism and how the European Union is involved in this

23 May 2017
What we already have, and what we could have, if we take the issue of tourism development seriously. For the tourism industry, 2017 should be a turning point. The beginning of the year was marked by a truly revolutionary change: unexpectedly, for many, Belarus waived its visa requirement for…
Culture as a bridge: bringing Europeans and Azerbaijanis closer together

Culture as a bridge: bringing Europeans and Azerbaijanis closer together

22 May 2017
Any lover or connoisseur of European cinema would be happy to be a guest of the Berlin International Film Festival – the well-known Berlinale. This year, such a chance was given to Gunay Mirzayeva, a 26-year-old graduate of the Azerbaijan University of Languages.
Liliia Ovcharova

My Europe

11 May 2017
My name is Liliia, I am 18. I have never been abroad, I barely speak English, but last week I got my first ever Schengen visa, and it feels like my entire world is changing right now. I am in Rome, running here and there with a broad smile on my face, taking pictures of literally every corner,…
Nune Harutyunyan

My life in a day: How the EU is making it better

10 May 2017
It is a typical day for me. I’ve finished my classes at university, and I am heading out to work. I always take the metro so as not to be caught in the typical traffic of the centre of Yerevan. As I enter the metro, the bright and colourful pictures of Yerevan, with green paint all around,…
#EUaroundU – Tell your story contest

Stronger and together with the EU

10 May 2017
Hi! My name is Sara. I am 20 years old and currently studying at the Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University. Since my earlier student years, I have been involved in volunteering activities at international events such the 8th UNESCO Forum, the “Eurovillage 2014”event hosted by the EU…
#EUaroundU – Tell your story contest

Dreams that become goals

10 May 2017
Once I was asked: “Do you have a best day of your life which you would like to repeat?” It is a tough question for me, as I do not have such a day. I have 365 amazing days, a whole year, which I would like to repeat.
Iuliana Golub

My personal watershed moment

10 May 2017
You can only have a few watersheds over the course of your life. These pivotal moments are different for everyone, but they can turn around your life completely. For me, this watershed was represented by my first Erasmus+ experience, which made me fall in love with cultural diversity and opened up…
Giorgi Kakhniashvili

The EU and I

10 May 2017
Since I was a child, I have always considered the EU to be a strong union of developed countries, but I felt like the EU was far from us in Georgia. I lived in the northern part of Georgia, in a region called "South Ossetia". In 2008 I became an IDP (Internally Displaced Person) because of the "…