Most of the young (but adults as well) doesn’t know how many countries are part of EU and even more doesn’t know which one is in or out and in what form.
Most of Europeans still think about themselves as “single country citizens” considering their neighbors as foreigners and unfortunately this leads us to hear xenophobic thoughts against them or even watch action, political parties or movements against their admission into the country like “Here we come first”.
But Europe is not only this; it can also be the feeling of travelling without borders, meet other people, going out take a beer in the night on the river beach in Warsaw, playing games, telling stories and laugh to tears.
Europe can be a bunch of people who wake up in the early morning to clean that river beach because it is a resource of which take care of, to bake muffin in a school with kids or playing games with them because they matter their growth, or to help a cultural center to schedule its utility room.
Europe can be hours of discussion about how to improve the world where we live, the importance of helping and the revolution of this act sharing ideas of people who have different histories and different lives and, for this, may give different contributions; it can be those people from different countries who march for a unique political reality of accepting everyone who needs and be sympathetic, playing with random passengers in order to show them their vision, the importance of walking together, the drama of the migrant’s conditions and the feeling they have when not accepted or not wanted in the place where they placed all their hopes.
Europe can be all this, and it was when fifty people from four countries met in Warsaw for three days in May, so, just like all the beautiful things which happened, let’s happen it again.