Europe on the Move

Europe on the Move Figure: © Tobias Schrank

How has Europe changed in recent years? What can we learn from history for Europe today – and what should Europe be like tomorrow? Here are some essays, interviews and debates about current European opportunities and challenges.


“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?

Tell me about Europe

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 do you want from the EU?

Hey EU, here’s what I want! © Goethe-Institut/3PC

Hey EU, here’s what I want!

In May, Europeans will elect a new EU Parliament. A good reason to ask them: What does the EU mean to you? In your everyday life? What challenges is it facing? And what do you want from the EU?

Together rather than alone

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?).

Freepost – a digital discourse

“A good European“: Stories on Europe

Eight European authors attempt a narrative exploration of the meaning of freedom for Europe. Their short stories reflect their different experiences and systemic influences.

A Good European

Here you will find all eight short stories as PDF (In English language):