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Syrians calling for help

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Can you imagine what it is to feel scared in our own home? Do you know the feeling of wanting to escape from your own country in order to save your children’s life? It’s hard to imagine but it happens to thousands of Syrians refugees. Every single day many people escape from Syria searching for security. Many mothers and their children seek refugee in Europe. They pay to Turkish trafficants to bring them to Bulgarian borders. This costs them a

To follow or not to follow your dream

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Have you ever asked yourself “Is this what I really want to do?” while listening to one of your professors in university giving a lecture? Do you ever have second thoughts about whether you’ve chosen the right path? Although there are no precise studies about the number of people who are following a university directly related to their skills and passions, there are some estimations suggesting that only about 27% of young people are currently working in the field they

How young Bulgarians try to find the balance in the Roma situation

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The situation with Bulgarian Roma is really complicated. In Bulgaria live almost 400 000 Roma and most of them are not educated. Many young Bulgarians try to fix the problem and to help them to integrate into society. In Bulgaria, Roma people are most commonly referred as Tsigani (pronounced [tsiɡəni]), an exonym that some Roma resent and others embrace. The form of the endonym Roma in Bulgarian is romi. The third used exonym for the Roma people is mangali, which

Remembering and understanding… the lessons of history

Patrick meets us at the entrance of a small church in the heart of Cologne – Ehrenfeld. We are about to learn that this place has a huge and interesting historical wealth. As if to set the mood it starts raining as the guide begins his story. He’s about to tell us about the time right before the beginning of the Second World War and events happened during the war in this particular place. If you take a look at

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