Lidija lives between Rome and Sarajevo and works as a correspondent for several regional web magazines. She holds degrees in Education and Human Rights from University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna and has been engaged in numerous education programs throughout the Western Balkans focusing on youth empowerment, lifelong learning and anti-discrimination.
A this moment, some 80 millions young people are sitting in their classes in high schools across all 28 countries of the European Union (EU). Some of them are following their teachers’ lectures, some other are reading and some of them are studying with their colleagues. But regardless of the fact that at the age of 15, nearly 100 per cents of the EU population is still a part of formal education, education experts across the Union are worried about what young people learn in schools.
The 23rd edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), one of the biggest film festivals in Southeastern Europe, has kicked off on Friday, the 11th August. The day after, on 12th August, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina (YIHR BiH) has launched Docu Corner, a place for debate and reflection on films screened as part of the Documentaries Competition Programme at the Film Festival.
TolfArte, the award-winning arts and crafts festival, celebrated its 13th anniversary last week. The most anticipated Italian party of the summer took place between the 4th and 6th August on the streets of Tolfa, a picturesque small town situated about 80 kilometers northwest of the Italian capital of Rome, in a spectacular setting made with recycled materials by artist Riccardo Pasquini.
It's summer, it's hot, and it's time for the beach. But when we say "beach" in Italy, we don't mean "land formation along the water for summer enjoyment" only for us humans, but also for our pet dogs. So if you are planning a vacation in Italy and you want to leave your favorite friend at home - read this article first.
Loud music, wild dancing, and good wine. These six words can summarize the popular Italian music festival called “La Notte Della Taranta“ (The Night of Taranta) which takes place in various municipalities in the province of Lecce and the Grecìa Salentina each summer and promotes the popular folk traditions of southern Italy.
Every Thursday evening, Alfredo comes back to his home in central Rome carrying large bags full of groceries, vegetables, and fruits. But this not the result of typical supermarket shopping that he does every week. Together with his friends and neighbors, he has established a buying group which purchases food, cosmetics, and other products directly from small local producers, thus avoiding the global “supermarket” economy which he considers unjust.
Nineteen-year-old Italian fashion blogger Chiara Nasti receives malicious online comments and hate messages every day. To show haters what she thinks of their comments, she printed some of them on toilet paper and shared a photo on her social media networks with the title “Clean it in a decent way” (“Pulirsi in modo decente”). But many Italian teenagers are not strong enough to fight online abuse with humor.
This year's Just Music Festival will take place between 20th June and 9th July in various venues around the Italian capital. Popular Ex Dogana will host most of the events, while some of them will take place in the prestigious MAXXI Museum and at Spazio Novecento. The festival will offer some great concerts and performances of different musical genres from electro to reggae. Here is a list of some of them.
Not just a city of waffles, the EU, and good beer, Brussels is famous for its love for comic books. Since the early '90s, walls across the city have been decorated with characters from popular comics and their authors, and tourists are getting more and more curious about them.
Young interns who work in EU institutions in Brussels want to be paid for their work. They have been protesting and lobbying for months and have even brought the case to the court. What are their complaints about and will Brussels accommodate their demands?