Inspired by the famous Humans of New York, AEGEE-Europe launched Faces of Europe, a photoblog that aims at making Europe more personal and exploring the human diversity of our continent.
Faces of Europe was launched on January 7th under the framework of AEGEE’s latest project, Your Vision for EUrope. It wants to collect and spread the faces and voices of people from different social, cultural and national backgrounds and to find out what ‘Europe’ means to them. Five “faces of Europe” coming from the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Germany and Finland have been already published so far, including the story of Mamdouh, a Syrian refugee forced to move to Erfurt.
16 young reporters from different parts of Europe have been recruited and will share their encounters with fellow Europeans in both word and image. Due to the success of its first publications, the Faces of Europe team is currently looking for more photojournalists.
Link to Faces of Europe: https://www.facebook.com/facesofeuropephotoblog/
AEGEE (Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe) is one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organisations. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines. Founded in 1985 in Paris, today AEGEE has grown to a Network of 13000 friends, present in 200 cities in 40 countries all over Europe.
Operating without a national level, AEGEE strives for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, which is socially, economically and politically integrated, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development.