Strasbourg in retrospect

We are at the end of December, exactly 10 months ago, me and my fellow students were eager to pack our bags and leave for Strasbourg. The first week of March had come to an end. Afterall, we were very lucky to have had this fantastic opportunity and experience. The following week France and Belgium... Weiterlesen →


In the past year, Covid-19 has played a very important role in our lives. The impact that the pandemic has had on the economical situations all over the world and the impact on our social contacts was immeasurable. A lot has changed in our way of life and so on Wednesday 7 October we held... Weiterlesen →

Arrival in Strasbourg

After two hours flying, we landed at the airport of Munich “Franz Josef Strauss”, where we were waiting 50 minutes to be able to embark at the following airline which went to Strasbourg. Our first impression of the second plane was negative, it was small and it seemed like a toy plane. But, after all,... Weiterlesen →

Our Wednesday in Colmar

Originally, the routine on Wednesday consisted of a visit to the European Parliament situated in Strasbourg and some interactive group activities. But because of the global situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, the European Parliament had to be locked down.  The situation was quite confusing because our teachers were not told of this decision, as a... Weiterlesen →

The way back home

It was a long trip our way back home, but, fortunately, we didn't have to get up as early as the Austrians, who woke up at 4 am. The Belgian people were as lucky as we were. Both groups slept until 8:20 when the breakfast began.  After taking some photos all together, the Belgians went... Weiterlesen →

The scavenger hunt

Today we did something that was really fun. A scavenger hunt in the european quarter in Strasbourg. We met at 10am in the Lobby of our hostel and went 45 mins to where the scavenger hunt started at Lieu d'Europe. We were in small groups with students from every country. Every group got a paper... Weiterlesen →

From Vienna to Strasbourg

Photo: Pixabay It has been such a long trip! We had to get up so early. We had to get up between 3:30 and 4:20 in the morning to make it to the airport where we had to be at 5:20. After checking in our bags at 5:50 we passed the security check. Luckily without... Weiterlesen →

Strasbourg, Wednesday evening, March 4 2020

On Wednesday evening, the Belgian teachers had the idea of attening a presentation at the University of Strasbourg. This presentation told us more about feminism and female violence. The topic actually was: "Que peut l'Europe pour les femmes?" (= What can Europe do for Women?). This presentation was completely in French so for the Belgian... Weiterlesen →

Strasbourg, Tuesday afternoon, March 3 2020

So at noon we had the choice to eat wherever we wanted. Some of us ate pizza and other ate at Mc Donalds. When we finished eating we got the task to conduct street interviews about democratic participation and electoral behaviour. It wasn't always easy to find people who were willing to do this. On... Weiterlesen →

Strasbourg, Tuesday morning March 3, 2020

Tuesday, we had breakfast at 7.45 AM. After breakfast we went with the whole group to the European quarters, where the European parliament and the Parlamentarium are located. We had a plan to visit the parliament but unfortunately, all the European institutions were closed because of the new Coronavirus Covid 19. We were really sorry... Weiterlesen →

Strasbourg, Tuesday March 3 2020, Evening

After the free time we were expected in the hostel for dinner. Next the teachers had planned an escape room in the city. During the walk we were confronted with a lot of rain but the escape room makes up for everything. We were divided into 4 different groups and escape rooms. Each escape room... Weiterlesen →

Expectations for Strasbourg

Next Monday we are going to Strasbourg! We all are so excited that some of our bags are already packed. None of us can wait to finally go and see if our expectations are going to be fulfilled. We’ve decided to write about how we think our journey will go. On Monday we will have... Weiterlesen →

Anticipating Strasbourg

Last week during a student meeting, where we discussed the course of action and details about the trip, we came to realize how close it actually is. 10 days from now to be exact.We are excitedly looking forward to the journey in advance now - some of us have already written their packing list!Apropos lists:The... Weiterlesen →

Logos from Austrian students

We proudly present our proposals for the Logo of our project "Identify Democracy". In Strasbourg the students and teachers from Belgium, Spain and Austria will choose their favourite Logo. Logo N°1: Created by: Miguel Andrade Logo N°2: Created by: Vera Denissenko and Veronika Indikova Logo N°3: Created by: Katarina Misic, Samuel Kadic, Simon Schramek

Student Meeting

Last Friday (24/01), all the Belgian students (who weren’t sick) came back together for a third time because the teachers had invited someone who could give us a presentation about Strasbourg and the EU. It was a very interesting presentation and we have learned a lot of interesting facts about the European Union and why... Weiterlesen →

Belgian Logos

In Strasbourg we will choose a final logo for our project. These are the Belgian candidates' logos. by Helena Lamb and Kato Bulcaen by Marthe Vankeirsbilck by Camille Libbrecht

Student Meeting

Before the exchange week takes place, we must come together a number of times, so last Monday (16/12) we met with almost all the Belgians again. First the teachers who organize the week welcomed us and informed us a bit. Then they showed us the blog with the articles we wrote. We all shared the... Weiterlesen →

Being a host family: some impressions

In the first place, I found it exciting to know which student would come to my home. I was at the station of Waregem, full of nerves, waiting for the train. When we arrived at home, it felt immediately fine. She was very sociable and talked a lot. She talked about her trip, but also... Weiterlesen →

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