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Making Histories Value for Money
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Greece

OXI and its Aftermath

Last July the Greek people rejected austerity in a national referendum called by the their prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Have we felt the full effect of the Greek people’s heroic stand? What more do we need to do to return Europe to its people?

A sculpture by David Bade at The Wall

In collaboration with New Europeans and other participants, artist David Bade will create a frieze of our time at The Wall during the second half of April.

A Toast in Progress

Charlie reports on our first Euro Toast, an attempt to reach out and talk Europe with people passing by the containers

Playtime Amsterdam

Euro Toast: Free Toasties at the Containers

From 1230-2 today, and hopefully every Thursday, we will be serving toasties, no money required. But as the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. However, if you venture some thoughts on Europe, a story or an idea, we’ll definitely give you a toastie. Join us at Kattenburgerstraat 5!

Vluchtelingen Welkom, Racisme niet!

Elisa reflects on the anti-racism demonstration she attended this Sunday

City-Makers Pre-Summit – Review

Charlie gives a broader review of the City-Makers Pre-Summit

Not a Greek Tragedy, nor a Comedy. This is Reality.

Charlien presents some choice cuts from her European City Makers Pre-Summit notes

City Making

As I find myself on a personal journey of discovering my civic spirit, I decided to binge on three citizen-related sessions at New Europe City Makers – Pre-Summit: Co-creation citizens and governments, Redesigning democracy, and Community Building.

Making Histories Berlin/Amsterdam

EU Alternatives with Yanis Varoufakis – Live Screening

On February 8 our screen at The Wall will stream a discussion between Yanis Varoufakis, Marisa Matias, Slawomir Sierakowski and Valentina Orazzini live from Berlin one day ahead of the launch of the new movement DiEM25 by Yanis Varoufakis.

Hans Aarsman on Thatcher’s Wardrobe

Every week Hans Aarsman applies his detective-like analyses to a press photo for the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. These months, he will inspect European press photos and kindly share his observations with us.

All that glitters is not gold

One thing that remained with me after the open classroom with Professor Russell Foster was what he said about how Europe is searching for a new ‘other’ to juxtapose its identity against.

Playtime Amsterdam

The Flag Piece – Video

Flags are preposterous objects. We’ve been educated to know and respect them. To bow to them. To fear them, and for good reason, as in most countries desecrating a flag/ the flag is an offence punishable by law.

Open Classroom #1 EU Symbolism – A Review

Last week Dr Russell Foster of UvA’s Deparment of European Studies came to talk about EU symbols for our first Open Classroom, here is our reaction.

Charlien’s Sketchbook

The Sketchbook is a series of visual posts in which I share pages of my notebook.

EU Symbolism Slideshow: Some Explanations

Elisa prepared a slideshow for our open classroom on European symbolism, here we explain the choice of slides

The Housewarming in Pictures

Thank you all for coming to the housewarming, our containers are now officially open to the public!

Luke Jerram’s Flag Machine: Interview

In advance of our open classroom “Searching for a New European Symbolism”, Charlie spoke to Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram about his “Flag Machine”

Open Classroom #1: Searching for a New European Symbolism

– The Open Classroom is fully booked! – This will be the first in a series of open classrooms hosted by the New Europeans project aimed at rethinking the symbols that represent Europe. For our opening classroom we are very fortunate to have Dr Russell Foster from the European Studies department at the University of Amsterdam […]

Dining Out at the Witte Boei Community Restaurant

On Monday evening, three of us went to the neighbourhood restaurant at the Witte Boei community centre on the Eastern Islands, to make friends and enjoy the delicious Turkish food on offer

Film screening: Die Welt + Q&A with director Alex Pitstra

Dutch director Alex Pitstra’s debut, Die Welt, is the first in a series of films and documentaries exploring the complexities of what it is to be an European – old and new.

Housewarming at The Wall

The New Europeans are throwing a housewarming party and everyone is invited at Marineterrein Amsterdam!

The Problem with Border Protection

As a recent article by Benoît Breville shows, EU leaders’ talk of building more border protection fails to question their necessity

Prospects for Trans-European housing activism

Dan Hancox’s Guardian article on gentrification hints at a growing Trans-European fight for better housing

People crossing streets in 42 European capital cities

Photographer Poike Stomps captured the European essence through people traversing streets.

Playtime Amsterdam

In Search of Europe – review

Lucas de Man’s play In Search of Europe makes you think about the future, but where are the concrete suggestions for what we, the audience, can do?

Playtime Amsterdam

On the opening performance of New Europeans

Our first act as New Europeans with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Mayor of Amsterdam hit all the news. But what was that performance all about?

Introducing New Europeans

Watch 12 New Europeans share their first ideas for the Europe of tomorrow.