Romanian Europeans

by Lukasz Mikielevicz Vlad: I see Europe as a hope. It’s something that helps us. It’s hope that things will be better. I am am European Solidarity Corps volunteer in organization called Creative+ in Constanta, Romania. I sat down with 4 young Romanians (17-19 years old) – David, Nicoleta, Teodora, and Vlad to discuss their…

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Romania – A Hidden Gem

When I found out I would be spending 7 months in Romania last September, I realized how little I really knew much about Romania – or eastern Europe in general. This was in turn reinforced when arriving in Romania. Using Lukasz´s words (my roommate and fellow volunteer); Romania is in many ways a hidden gem,…

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Short Story from a Romanian School

Once upon a time, there was a class: VIII. They were friendly and they liked us a lot but you could feel that some of the kids were skeptical towards us (especially boys) and the class was divided into groups (mainly boy „gang“ and girl „gang“). Every day the activities went quite effortlessly but you…

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Creative Minus

by Lara Bingger   “Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed.” – Wikipedia article on Creativity   The situation of self-isolation we are experiencing right now due to the Coronavirus is quite a unique one. A huge amount of people is staying at home at the same time and many…

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ESC Video Story of our Volunteers

Cre-Acting Yourself, 1st Flow

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A Poetry Workshop

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They are all around you…

By Lukasz Mikelevich Majority of people reading this article will most probably be the citizens of the European Union. And ot is great. We often do not even appreciate how lucky we are to be born Europeans. I’ve been to Panama, met a lot of people there, I have some friends from the USA and…

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How to travel, live and work together with the same people all the time without a growing desire to murder each other?

By Alisa Kivirian There is no way. That’s it. Just kidding! Or am I?… Well, at one point you as volunteers, colleagues and friends will fight anyway, that is unavoidable. But what do you do when sitting on top of each other gets way too much? Buckle up, kids, I’m about to drop hot tips…

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What do You Do when You Feel like Quitting?

 – no actual tips, just a bit of complaining so people know it’s normal to feel troubled – Written by Alisa Kivirian Long-term volunteering project is taking months. Countless days and never-ending hours you get to spend working and living (not necessarily but) together with the same people. Same faces, same vibes, same features that…

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Why Romania? Weren’t there any Projects in Nicer Countries?

By Lara Bingger Living in Romania for more than two months already, I’ve come to experience a lot of new situations and connected to that as well emotions, some of which I expected, some I didn’t. But one thing really came as a surprise to me: The wish of having a different nationality. I had…

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