"Europe shouldn't attend music festivals," said no one ever. During Cabourg, Mon Amour, we asked questions on the judicial reform in Poland and endocrine disrupters to a bunch of young, drunk festival-goers. Weird? Nahhh.
[VIDEO] Jean-Baptiste is in charge of the volunteers at Cabourg, Mon Amour festival in Normandy. What is it like to manage a group of young volunteers? What are their motivations? What does volunteering mean? JB explains it all, his feet buried in the sand.
The priests have tattoos, the sermons are accessible via an app, and believers are more like followers on Twitter. The Hillsong Church has become a global phenomenon thanks to music, and is both popular and controversial at the same time. It is thanks to this new credo that many have reached stardom, not unlike the musician Marco Geraci.
Antoine, 24, has been a volunteer for 'Solidarité Sida' (meaning solidarity for AIDS) for five years. Every year, he participates at one of the biggest music festivals in France organised by the association: Solidays. This young student told Cafébabel about his daily activities, the reason why he became a volunteer and why it's still so important to fight for AIDS today.
In an article for El País, columnist Antonio Navalón questioned whether millennials had a social or political vision for the future, and if they had created anything more than Instagram filters. In an open letter to the columnist, Maria Garcia Blanes answers his burning questions.
During Gay Pride in Paris, we followed Virginie, who has been a volunteer for the street festival for many years. Meeting new people, playfulness and civic engagement are why she chose to become a volunteer. Through her eyes, we can see how much hard work this event requires, and the true friendships that come out of it.
Tim Gurner, Australian millionaire and real estate aficionado, told millennials they have to stop buying avocado toast and expensive coffee to realise their dreams of buying a house. At Cafébabel we used our strongest weapons, data and research, to tell Mr. Gurner to stick his theory where the sun don't shine.
At first glance, Yuri’s life is unextraordinary. He’s been living in Moscow for five years, has a profile on CouchSurfing, and welcomes tourists into his home every now and then. His home, however, is a little unusual; not least because it’s several metres underground.