A company in Gandía (Valencia) that deals with online and audiovisual communication and another in Villarreal (Castellón) that deals with handmade decorations for special occasions with an exquisite and special design: two professional 'modern services' firmly entrenched in society, two very different materials to work with and, when it all comes down to it, two kinds of 'artisanal work'.
There are no official figures to say exactly how many young people are leaving Spain in search of job opportunities, but what happens to those who decide to stay, take the risk and set sail in some turbulent, cold – but also exciting – waters? We speak to four young people, between 25 and 35, who decided to stay and commit themselves to realising their business ideas and their dreams.
Welcome to Part I of Voices of Lampedusa, curated by photojournalist Alessia Capasso from cafébabel Brussels, gathers together a series of interviews with those who are personally experiencing (or studying in depth) the consequences of European policy on life on a small island in the Mediterranean.
After stopping in Krakow, the Bulli tour continues to Oswiecim, a Polish city better known as Auschwitz. Once the site of two large Nazi concentration camps, the city and its inhabitants try to escape the shadows of the past.
The situation in Europe is critical, putting in jeopardy also the democratic values of the state union. Many Europeans call for more participation in politics. But lacking transparency lets the gap between political administration and population grow steadily.
Knowledge of Islam is not only abysmal, but, sometimes, the consequence of ill-disposed teachings. The issue of images in Islam is as trivial as the veils. I'm indignant that people kill on behalf of my faith, that their voices are the ones that are heard, that I'm not seen in the same way because I'm Muslim, and that while trying to fight prejudice I lose friends and jobs in this free Europe.
In front of Syriza's apparent march to power, the present pro-austerity Greek government seems mostly afraid of young voters. 100,000 young Greeks who just turned 18 will not be able to vote due to 'technical reasons', while all the Greek diaspora — including thousands of young migrants of the recent crisis — still cannot vote from abroad, even from countries within the European Union.
Hemdad is a young student of philosophy from Kurdistan who is deeply scarred by what is happening in his country. Here, he gives us his perspective on a never-ending conflict and tells the West that it needs to wake up.
Even though most of our fellow citizens and our political leaders are calling for vigilance, it would be nice to partake in the prettiness conveyed by the demonstrations in support of Charlie Hebdo last weekend. Welcome to the the world of Charlie, where everything is pretty.
Wallpaper with a promise of holiday madness in the tropics or maybe one with dolphins swimming amongst the clouds? Or how about a “coffin-like-wall-unit”? Engineer Karwowski, founder of The Polish School of Design (PSD), tells us all about the uniqueness of Polish design, its eclecticism and creativity.
It appeared like a faint light on a very, very dark horizon. Tout Autre Chose – "Anything but this" – emerged on December 11th 2014, just a few days before the country's general strike. The strike was the grand finale of growing social tension in Belgium since its new centre-right government came into power.
In France, humour is quasi canonised by a phrase from comedian Pierre Desproges, "you can laugh about everything but not with everyone," a principle by which Charlie Hebdo abided. But what about other European countries?
[Expresso] François Hollande affirmed last Monday: "France is exemplary in the matters of ecology" during an interview on French radio. Rather than decrypting what this means, let's question the choice of nuclear energy in a country that uses it most in the world, second only to the United States.
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