Sharing stories to connect young people from the EU member States and the Eastern Neighbourhood countries

Traditional Belarusian "dranikis" (potato pancakes) recipe
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Traditional Belarusian "dranikis" (potato pancakes) recipe

Greetings from potatoland - or so-called bulbaland, or dranikland. Yep, the first word is nothing but a national dish Belarus is mostly associated with. To be just a little bit more original, I’ve decided to share the recipe of draniki with a “secret touch” ...
Hanna Launikovich 11 May 2018
Six tips to explore the European Capital of Culture 2018
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Six tips to explore the European Capital of Culture 2018

The capital of the European Union - Brussels - remains unchanged. But the heart of the European culture is as mobile as young Europeans and changes place every single year. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for one year playing host to a series of cultural events with a strong pan-European dimension.
Magdalena Kortas 11 May 2018
Traditional Armenian "Ghapama" Recipe
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Traditional Armenian "Ghapama" Recipe

In Armenia, we believe that we grow the most delicious fruits because they taste of the sun. If you want to experience the flavours of the sun, try out this special recipe for a typically Armenian dish, one of my favourites: "ghapama"...
Arpine Hakhinyan 11 May 2018
My easy recipe of "Ruskie Pierogi"
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My easy recipe of "Ruskie Pierogi"

Are there any pierogi lovers? I grew up eating my mom’s homemade pierogi, which she learned how to make from her mother. My favorite ones are "Ruskie Pierogi", which are made with ~2/3 of potatoes and 1/3 of cottage cheese (white cheese). Instead of dough, I use... 
Justyna Hinz 11 May 2018
AzCookBook blog
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Traditional Azerbaijani stuffed eggplants, peppers and tomatoes

This is probably one the most popular dishes prepared in Azerbaijan. It is also called the “the Dolma Sisters” (Uch Badji). We love to stuff eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and even apples! The general name for all Azerbaijani stuffed dishes is “dolma”, which means “stuffed” in Azerbaijani. Eggplants, peppers and tomato dolmasi are everybody’s favorite...
Sara Rajabli 11 May 2018
"Cuşma lui Guguţă" or Guguţă’s hat, Moldova's traditional dessert
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"Cuşma lui Guguţă" or Guguţă’s hat, Moldova's traditional dessert

Guguţă’s hat is called this way due to a folk story written by Spiridon Vangheli, Guguţă being the main character, a small shepherd with a big traditional wool hat who wanted to protect his village from the harsh, cold winter and fit everyone under his hat. So I would totally say that this dessert is ...
Carolina Sclifos 11 May 2018
My mother's recipe of traditional Ukrainian rogaliki
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My mother's recipe of traditional Ukrainian rogaliki

Several countries claim that rogaliki is part of their culinary heritage, Ukraine being one of them. I want to share with you my mother’s recipe, which she got from her own mother. Rogaliki is a traditional pastry, which we eat not only on special occasions, but also in our normal daily life. They’re easy to make and can be ready in an hour...
Olga Rudenko 11 May 2018
Viktor Savinok, Young European Ambassador from Ukraine
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Building a career in journalism: My personal advice and experience

After reading one of my essays, my advisor told me I should try out a career in journalism someday. “You know, you describe things in a very interesting way, you should try it,” he said at the time. Back then, I didn’t pay significant attention...
Viktor Savinok 27 April 2018
Serhii Lashyn meeting with the University Press of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
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How universities and students can contribute to press freedom

When I think about freedom of the press, I imagine not only the absence of state-approved oppression and censorship, but also readers’ true devotion to the values of the free press. Indeed, independent media cannot exist without the readers being ...
Serhii Lashyn 27 April 2018