Stories


New language, new life: A Syrian woman makes home in Turkey

After being displaced by the war in Syria, Alaa finds learning a new language the key to making a new home in Turkey.  


Mission possible? Saving North Macedonia's vultures

Widespread use of poison is threatening the vulture population in this Macedonian national park. Enter Tome, a man with a mission. Can he save the ecosystem?  


Caught in the crossfire, Armenia’s border communities reinvent themselves

Rows of empty seats in classrooms. Windows half-covered with bricks. An unstable security situation and suffering economy has challenged this village in Armenia, but residents are determined to stay…  


An epic trail comes to life in the Balkans

Looking for a stunning hike? Consider Via Dinarica, an epic trail with mountains, valleys and rivers linking seven countries – from Slovenia to Albania – together.  


Demining for a living: Stories from the field in Turkey

What’s it like clearing mines for a living? This short film takes an intimate look at the lives and work of deminers on the eastern border of Turkey  


Building a home: New life for Roma in Serbia

“I am working so my child will have a better future.” When Bora and his wife returned home to Serbia from Germany, he faced severe unemployment. Now a job cooperative for Roma is helping families like…  


An imam and a priest walk onto a football field…

An imam and priest walk onto a football field. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but in this small Kosovo town, it’s the beginning of an inspiring collaboration.  


Doctors join forces to ease pain on both sides of the Nistru river

“Losing someone you love is traumatic. But when someone you love dies in pain, something dies in you.” Until recently, Moldova’s breakaway region had no access to palliative care.  


Making jewellery, making friends

In Kosovo*, reviving the filigree tradition from the past not only preserves cultural heritage but opens new job possibilities.  


Hope restored – a good start for a new Armenia

Nare Ghalamkaryan, 18, studies communications at the American University of Armenia. In spring of 2018, she took part in the “velvet revolution.” Later, in December of the same year, Nare voted in the…  

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