Most recents community articles

  • ApoDec Thessaloniki – Designing in the Spirit of Exchange

    By on Aug. 27, 2014

    Tough times require drastic measures. The question: „What can I do“ has become the leading principle of a whole generation. Marianna and Tenia of Thessaloniki don’t even try to merely find an answer, but turn the question itself into a business concept. The creative scene of the city unites in their ApoDec project-room and shows: Overcoming old structures is a community task.

  • Berlin – The Heaven of Internship Opportunities

    By on Aug. 22, 2014

    “I regret not the things I’ve done, but those I did not do”, said the American actor Rory Cochrane.  Namely, this quote inspired young Jana Balusikova from Slovakia to write down her thoughts and to share her experience with all of you who are doubtful to make a step out of the comfort zone.

  • Tetovo – The City of Colours

    By on Aug. 3, 2014

    Pena River and Shar Mountain beautify the north-west Macedonian city of Tetovo. Lot of cultures, colours, traditions and customs come cross in this historic city, just 40 km away from the capital of Macedonia, Skopje.

  • Berlin: Rainbow Families Shining Through the Clouds

    By on Aug. 7, 2014

    Although Berlin is perceived as a hedonistic queer paradise, it’s also a great place for queer parents to raise kids. Run by Europe’s only openly gay mayor, it’s ideal for rainbow families. But somewhat surprisingly, Germany has some of the most backwards, anti-LGBTI laws in Western Europe. Cafébabel looks at how Berlin’s queer families deal with Germany’s curiously conservative government.

  • An Exquisite Corpse in the Land of Blackbirds: Chapter Two

    By on Aug. 26, 2014

    In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking, carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? The next chapter in our investigation that leads us to a colourful city, old Mercedes and a strange yellow house.

  • The Secret Garden Of Bratislava

    By on Aug. 5, 2014

    Contemporary urbanites long for gardens but how to share public space is a lesson that still needs to be learned in post-Communist societies. Sandra and Michal want to give back a lost paradise to the inhabitants of Bratislava and make them realise that they aren't simply passive dwellers but much more and that TV series are only shadows of real life like prehistoric paintings on cave walls.

  • An Exquisite Corpse In The Land Of Blackbirds: Chapter One

    By on Aug. 19, 2014

    In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking, carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? Over the past decade, more than six inquiries have looked into this gruesome crime; a succession of investigations that have revealed more questions than answers. Without corpses or witnesses, the case is interfering with the recognition of the country's independence.

  • Budapest: Your Education, My Immigration

    By on Aug. 5, 2014

    Two years ago, reforms in higher education in Hungary caused widespread outrage and led many young citizens to pursue happiness abroad. Today, the battle rages on. Is it reasonable to grant students a scholarship in exchange for working in Hungary for as long as they have studied? A photo essay from Budapest.

  • Cafébabel Seeks Intern

    By on July 28, 2014

    There comes a time when every young journalist makes their first foray into the professional world. For the first time in awhile, cafébabel English is offering an internship for one dynamic young journalist looking to expand their portfolio and gain amazing hands-on experience with one-on-one mentorship.

  • Albrecht House: For the Love of Art

    By on July 29, 2014

    Artists and music lovers are sharing their time, effort and money to restore the ramshackle house that once belonged to the musicians Albert and Jan Albrecht. The reason behind it: to give Bratislava a new space for music. Many may think differently, but not everything is done for business.