EUtopia Krakow

  • The LGBT Community in Krakow

    By on May 12, 2014

    Poland is one of the most chal­leng­ing EU na­tions for the LGBT com­mu­nity. In the last three years one out of every three peo­ple has ex­pe­ri­enced vi­o­lent threats or  at­tacks, each case ini­ti­ated as a re­sult of their sex­u­al­ity. We learnt more about the sit­u­a­tion from Miko­laj Cz­er­win­ski, a young Pol­ish ac­tivist fight­ing for LGBT rights.

  • Krakow's Identity Crisis: Communism Clutches to Modernity

    By on April 7, 2014

    It’s a symbolic year for Poland; it's 10 years since they joined the EU and 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell. Still, the city of Krakow shows the country’s new identity is not black and white: while most tourists swarm over the old town, a popular niche market is found in Communism Tours – including Trabants and vodka. Is it wrong to use the dark side of Polish history to entertain tourists?