Day 26 - 22.12.2014 - 19:55 - Enemies -
Daniel Peters, Paul Nehf and Jan Frankowski: Three young journalists that were born and raised in different parts of Germany. While Daniel grew up in the Rhineland, Paul was raised in Swabia and Jan in Bavaria. Our stereotypical accents and sometimes slightly different ways of approaching things are often subject to jokes. For us it is hard to believe that growing up in different regions of the same country can make you enemies for the rest of your life. But that’s what’s going on in many places all over Europe. Ethnical tensions result in political crisis and therefore problems in the society.
Our goal is to get in touch with members of the “Generation Separation” while traveling European cities that are divided due to ethnical issues. We want to find answers to questions like: „How does it feel to cross the buffer zone of the United Nations only to meet your friends on the other side of Cyprus?“, and „Where are the thin lines of cooperation between people, surrounded by the turmoil of Kosovar politics?“
For us the ethnical diversity is important for Europe’s future. An universal idea, such as the European one, is only valuable when your neighbour is a part of it.
Day 26 - 22.12.2014 - 19:55 - Enemies -
Day 10 - 6.12.2014 - 12:09 - Croatia -
Day 10 - 6.12.2014 - 10:24 - Croatia -
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 21:48 - Croatia -
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 21:08 - Enemies -
By BRANISLAV NESOVIC
After a couple of meetings with NGOs and civil society projects, we had a positive feeling about the young generation in Kosovo. However, to understand the Balkan you need a lot more time… and expert views. Branislav Nesovic (28) shares insights about the situation in his current town Mitrovica.
The two communities, Serbs and Kosovar-Albanians, in Mitrovica basically do not communicate except in some multi-ethnic parts of the city . In Kosovo 70% of all Serbians and Albanians according to UNDP study haven’t seen a person from the other side in the last three months Serbs in larger numbers simply do not go to urban centres in the rest of Kosovo, fearing for security and due to freedom of movement issues. A big problem for the youth is the language. In former times most people here knew Serbian, but nowadays the youth from the two communities can at best only communicate in English. Lesen Sie weiter…
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 16:47 - Croatia -
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 16:46 - Croatia -
RT @PaulNehf: Major Ivankovic shows a mine. There are still plenty of them in the region around Vukovar. #gensep #croatia #enemies http://t.co/BFfCWtSgCh via http://ift.tt/1vnbiPx
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 16:33 - Croatia -
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 14:54 - Croatia -
Team Enemies visits a school at the Croatian border-town Vukovar. Classes are still separated there between Serbs and and Croates.
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 13:22 - Croatia -
Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 1:40 - Croatia -
Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 22:03 - Croatia -
Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 15:56 - Croatia -
Isn’t traveling the most fun thing? Just hopping on a plane, taking the train or going to places by car. It can’t get any easier. There are three essential things you should definitely bring though: Time, money and a passport.
While many people struggle to come up with the first two “items” there are thousands who can’t leave their country because they don’t have a passport. For me as a German citizen it’s nothing to worry about. I have my travel documents ever since. You literally get used to having no trouble while checking in for a flight. Handing over the passport, smiling, waiting for a couple of seconds and you are good to go.
I personally travelled a lot in the past couple of years and never thought about the fact that a passport is a privilege for quite a number of people. My pass has stamps from Turkey, Cyprus, the United States, Namibia and now Serbia. Today, while waiting in line for the whole “waiting-smiling-good to go” process on the border to Croatia I thought about what life would be like without a passport. I would have missed studying abroad in California, bonding with great people from all over the world and broadening my horizon like I did on every vacation in my life.
It always appeared to me as something natural being able to travel the world. But the reality is different. Besides the money and time, having a passport and the possibility to go wherever you want is something everyone should appreciate.
While writing this text in the car between Belgrade and Zagreb my passport got checked twice – on the way out of Serbia and (100 meters later) on the way in to Croatia. It looks raddled after all these trips it shared with me. It brought me to many places and gives me the possibility to move freely in our world – something that unfortunately still has to be seen as something very special nowadays.
Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 15:13 - Croatia -
Team Enemies is right now at the Tadijanovic school in Vukovar, Croatia. There are Serbian and Croatian kids visiting the same school but in two different shifts which totally separates them during the class. It’s not their but the parents choice…#gensep #enemies #Croatia
Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 13:00 - Enemies -
Today Team Enemies reports about a music school in the divided city of Mitrovica.
Young people of Serbian and Albanian descent play music together there.
Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 11:20 - Croatia -
— Jan Frankowski (@FrankowskiJan) December 4, 2014
Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 11:03 - Croatia -
Day 8 - 4.12.2014 - 10:42 - Croatia -
Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 20:03 - Enemies -
In Belgrade Jan Frankowski of Team Enemies summarizes the team’s experiences in Mitrovica.
Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 18:29 - Croatia -
Jugoslawia calling? One night in Belgrad – before going to our last stop Vukovar, #Croatia, tmrw. #gensep #enemies http://t.co/nvoey4aOiE via http://ift.tt/1Fw9dDZ