If we asked you what do you know about Russia’s export, what would you answer? Probably the first thing that comes to your mind is its natural resources (and insane dash cam videos on Youtube, if you’re a joker).
Spanning Northern Asia and a large part of Eastern Europe, Russia is the world’s largest country by surface area and the 16th largest export economy in the world, shipping US$357.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. Natural gas and oil make up more than half of all export, but there are other things — food, machinery and transport equipment, chemical products, ores and metals — that account for the majority of the remaining 40%.
But there's more to this than the numbers. More often than not, these goods require hard manual labor. Each unit is a story and sometimes you get to peek behind the curtains. The video below is a short film that tells you what it’s like to work in one of the hottest places on earth — in a blast furnace. ... See MoreSee Less
Every year, UNITED coordinates a weeklong Europe-wide campaign around the 21st of March to protest against all forms of racism and discrimination, and celebrate the diversity that enriches European societies. The European Action Week Against Racism 2018 will take place from 17-25 March under the slogan “Diversity – never enough!”
This year, a number of (student) associations are teaming up to organise a number of events at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, in order to highlight such an important issue.
We call on everyone to celebrate the cultural diversity of Europe – while racist and right-wing forces feed on our differences and want societies to be divided, we focus on what we have in common rather than what separates us. Together, we will prove that diversity is beautiful and valuable, that there can be never enough of diversity!
European Action Week Against Racism 2018 - Rotterdam
March 20, 2018, 6:00pm - March 22, 2018, 9:00pm
Every year, UNITED coordinates a weeklong Europe-wide campaign around 21 March to protest against all forms of racism and discrimination, and celebrate the diversity that enriches European societies. ...
Planning to get away this summer, but you do not have any place in mind? Let your adventurous side choose for you then! And what is better than discovering one of the most beautiful parts of Eastern Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina? Bosnia and Herzegovina borders Croatia to the north, west and southwest, Serbia to the east and Montenegro to the southeast. The official languages are Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian, while a lot of Bosnians, especially the younger generation will speak English. Having the advantage of two types of climate, there are several ‘good’ seasons to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina. 🇧🇦
We can assure you that it is an ideal place for the active visitor, as it is often recalled as the “living museum”. Mostly mountainous, it has access to a tiny portion of the Adriatic Sea coastline in the south. Unique through its landscapes and history it is most intriguing for its East-meets-West atmosphere. Visitors will likely remember the country for its deep, unassuming human warmth, its breathtaking mountain sceneries and its numerous medieval castle ruins. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Independence Day Bosnia and Herzegovina! Sretan Dan Nezavisnosti Bosne i Hercegovine!
You will hardly find a country in Eastern Europe that doesn't offer some hearty meat wrapped in a cabbage leaf. It's cheap, it's filling, and it makes for a number of meals – you can't get more student friendly. All you need is cabbage, (leftover) rice, any kind of mince (pork/beef mix is highly recommended for true Eastern European babushka experience), onions, carrots, tomato paste, and spices of your choice. There are many ways to cook them, but below you can learn the way of True Slav™.
Lost somewhere in Eastern Europe, Montenegro is bursting at the seams with majestic mountains, breathtaking beaches and larger-than-life locals. Nowhere else can you find, so much natural wealth that has given Montenegro the name “pearl” of the Mediterranean. If you love travelling as much as we do, you should absolutely consider it as your next destination! 🇲🇪 ... See MoreSee Less