Sisters of Europe is an innovative platform documenting women’s condition in the post #MeToo Europe via 27 in-depth interviews of 27 women from 27 countries, four debates in four capitals and an online campaign.
As a grantee of the Advocate Europe program and the European Cultural Foundation, I co-founded Sisters of Europe and I managed it as an editor-in-chief over two seasons. Sisters of Europe focuses on one central question: what consequences did the #MeToo movement have on European societies? Where do we stand on gender equality, a century after the “suffragettes”?
Sisters of Europe is an archive of sorts and a non-profit initiative. Achieved by a pop-up newsroom of over 70 freelance reporters, photographers, graphic designers and event managers based all over Europe, it is a time capsule with striking interviews, strong photographs and high-quality design relating life of women from Paris to Pristina or Minsk.
What is the Mediterranean Sea? The frontier of Europe? A graveyard? or a space where anything is possible? #blueborder, a non-profit project produced by cafebabel.com and that I managed as an editor-in-chief, explore the youth of five Mediterranean islands: five cobblestones lost in the great blue, each with one foot in and one foot out of the European Union.
What are the dreams of the young people living on these islands? What are their hopes? What are they fighting for? Isolated, yet at the same time anchored to their respective identities, Malta, Cyprus, Sicily, Crete and Corsica are much more than mass tourism destinations.From migration to environmental challenges to independence movements, these isles have often played an avant garde role in setting the pivotal questions that will define the future of Europe.
Borderline, produced by cafebabel and that I managed as an editor-in-chief, portrays parts and people of Poland that are often rendered invisible; their everyday lives, commitments, their initiatives and hopes, but also their worries and fears.
The project was created to shed light on the (g)local problems they are faced with, but also show just how similar the lives of young people in different European countries can be, regardless of location. Through eight multimedia features translated in 6 languages and one documentary, the cross-border teams explored Poland’s border cities and their relationship to neighbouring regions. Because at the end of the day, stories don’t end at borders.
25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Beyond91′, a beautiful editorial project translated into 7 languages, that I coordinated as editor-in-chief, explores Eastern Europe through the eyes of the ‘Perestroika Generation’. Along those seven cross-border stories produced by fourteen incredibly talented journalists and photographers from Eastern Europe, Beyond91′ wants to unveil contemporary societies of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia at a crucial time.