Don´t confuse me with my country: living in Athens in 2014

Posted on 14. February 2014 by Konstantina Karydi Stereotypes, in & out / In: living in Athens in 2014. The positive stereotype of the “wonderful” EU has crashed. I guess not only here but all over Europe. “Free” spirited, pro-European minorities, speak about the political EU we aim for, about the values on which it is … Continue reading Don´t confuse me with my country: living in Athens in 2014

Don´t confuse me with my country: release Spaniards from their clichés

Posted on 14. February 2014 by Leticia Díez Sánchez I originate from the South of Spain, cradle of most stereotypes that hound contemporary Spaniards. We are said to be lazy, carefree and unconcerned about the future – especially when we get into debts we cannot pay. Reality is that the socio-economic conditions in a rural background … Continue reading Don´t confuse me with my country: release Spaniards from their clichés

Don´t confuse me with my country: I am just Polish

Posted on 14. February 2014 by Slawomir Parus I do not want to move to Western Europe countries and steal jobs of their citizens: I am a well-educated person working in a quite competitive and innovative economy. I have got my own well-paid and ambitious occupation here in Poland. I have nothing to do with the … Continue reading Don´t confuse me with my country: I am just Polish

Don´t confuse me with my country: being a young Romanian female expat

Posted on 14. February 2014 by Doris Manu Most times I wonder what it is that makes me Romanian other than my passport. The Romanian language is not my first mother tongue, I can’t prepare any Romanian dish, and the day I left Romania I didn’t go to look for a better life in wealthier countries, … Continue reading Don´t confuse me with my country: being a young Romanian female expat

Don’t confuse me with my country: “being German”

Posted on 14. February 2014 by Lukas Brück Feeling German has always been a foreign concept to me. I have never sensed the need to wave the German flag, to hug complete strangers when the national football team wins a game or to sing along to the national anthem. I do not define myself through my … Continue reading Don’t confuse me with my country: “being German”