Balkan, Western Balkans, Balkanisation, South-East Europe: From etymology to history, how to define this challenging region?

Article written by Grégoire Soria, in English. At the beginning of the year, an animated debate occurred among the members of the Friends of the Balkans’ society. Some (including myself) were supporting the idea of renaming the society the “Friends of the “Western” Balkans”. In our opinions, the aim was to highlight the orientation ofContinue reading “Balkan, Western Balkans, Balkanisation, South-East Europe: From etymology to history, how to define this challenging region?”

Reactivate the Space – Stoplight on the European Regions

Article written by Gabrielle Bernoville, in English. “Europe cannot be satisfied only with the circle of large prosperous cities, which exchange goods and wealth, there are abandoned areas, held away from every advance” Laurent Gaudé We, Europe, Banquet of the People, Editions Actes Sud, 1 May 2019 Is culture a sustainable driver of development? CanContinue reading “Reactivate the Space – Stoplight on the European Regions”

Europe’s forgotten words. The case of the European Regional and minority languages

Article written by Gabrielle Bernoville, in English. Kaixo Dear friends of the European-Natolin Bubble! History and a centralized schooling system are two forces to reinforce out the supremacy of the declared- national languages over the so-called regional dialects. At least, this is the often-reaffirmed wish of the French Republic since the third Republic and theContinue reading “Europe’s forgotten words. The case of the European Regional and minority languages”

“Armenian Jerusalem”. What does Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) mean for Armenians?

Article written by Anzhela Mnatsakanyan, in English. After the collapse of Soviet-Union the Republic of Armenia faced the challenge of building the country on the ruins of the Soviet-Union. In 1991, the newly independent Republic of Armenia had inherited a country that had not yet recovered from the earthquake in 1989, had two closed borders,Continue reading ““Armenian Jerusalem”. What does Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) mean for Armenians?”

Spritz : la recette partagée d’un bonheur orangé

Article written by Claudia Calore, in French. Pensez-vous que la seule richesse de la plus connue des boissons de l’« aperitivo italiano » réside dans l’Aperol, le Prosecco et l’eau gazeuse ? Et non ! Les ingrédients les plus importants du Spritz sont l’envie de passer de beaux moments entre amis, l’envie de rigoler et de partagerContinue reading “Spritz : la recette partagée d’un bonheur orangé”

Sønderjylland-Schleswig, 100 Years of Successful Cross-Border Cooperation

Article written by Guilherme Ursini, in English. Sønderjylland-Schleswig is a cross-border region in Denmark and Germany. I have lived in the Danish side, in the city for Aabenraa, for a year, and the level of integration between both parts was always interesting to me. Therefore, the following text will include my perceptions, as a foreign,Continue reading “Sønderjylland-Schleswig, 100 Years of Successful Cross-Border Cooperation”