“Freiraum” is a project of the Goethe-Instituts in Europe in cooperation with 53 actors from culture, science and civil society. Around 40 European cities will explore the issue: What is freedom in Europe today? Where is it endangered? How do we strengthen it?
Experiences of war, oppression and flight in Europe: In the project “Tell me about Europe” contemporary witnesses, born before 1945, tell about their lives and – and reflect critically on their history against the background of the European idea.
The project “Tell me about Europe” is based on the “European Archive of Voices” of the group “Arbeit an Europa”. Upon completion, the archive will include a number of interviews with European contemporary witnesses, born before 1945.
What does the EU bring to our daily lives? In other words, what happens when a country no longer belongs to the EU? Answers from different perspectives – illustrated by illustrators from all over Europe.
About the author
Eric Bonse is a freelance journalist and EU correspondent for “taz. die tageszeitung” and has been working in Brussels since 2004; previously he worked in Paris for seven years. He runs the blog “Lost in EUrope”.
At the end of 2018 he published his e-book “Der verhinderte Neustart – Ist die EU noch reformierbar?” (The Hindered New Start – Is the EU still reformable?).
Eight European authors attempt a narrative exploration of the meaning of freedom for Europe. Their short stories reflect their different experiences and systemic influences.