Culture and leisure

The Balkans as a tourism destination 

Monday 28 August 2017 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The substantial and steady growth of the Balkans as a destination for vacations and travel is one of the most significant trends in European tourism


Who else is watching Romanian films? 

Tuesday 17 April 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

Romanian New Wave keeps receiving international accolades at film festivals across Europe, yet it attracts relatively little public in its home country. A data-driven analysis


One in ten Europeans lives on tourism 

Tuesday 03 December 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Tourism is growing fast worldwide, and faster Europe. In 2018 the sector expanded by more than 6%, and now accounts for 10% of the EU's total GDP. People in the industry are working to make tourism smarter and to relieve well-known destinations where locals are fed up with visitors. We look at the last four years of tourism in numbers.


Who would win the Eurovision song contest if Google was to decide?

Saturday 05 May 2018 | VoxEurop

What countries would make the final and “who would cry victory” if Google searches reflect each country’s voting patterns were used to award points in the Eurovision Song Contest?


Free travel through Europe: the countries with the most young people competing for Interrail tickets 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Pia Seitler
Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

An Interrail ticket makes it possible to cross the whole of Europe by train, visiting up to 30 countries and staying at each stop for as long as you like. This summer, around 14,500 young Europeans will have the opportunity to do just that – free of charge.


Cultural and creative cities (European Commission)

Sunday 10 December 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor presents a range of measures about the cultural life, openness and dynamism of 168 European cities


With Interrail the art of travel is slowly finding its place in Europe 

Tuesday 23 July 2019 | Jacopo Ottaviani
| Internazionale

It was 1972 when the first 87 thousand Interrail tickets were issued by rail companies in various European countries. Today, forty-seven years after its foundation, more than ten million people have chosen Interrail.


Not only Erasmus. Where and why European students move abroad  in depth

Friday 13 October 2017 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

Many South-East European students enroll in foreign universities, but for most of them leaving the region remains only a dream


R&D: Europe’s knowledge economy in trouble 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

In March 2000, at a summit meeting in Lisbon, European Union countries agreed on an ambitious objective: to make the EU, by 2010, “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”.


If not Oxford, then what? How much it costs to study abroad (and what will happen after Brexit)  in depth

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | BiQdata

Final exams are almost done. If you’re thinking about studying abroad, see where in Europe universities are free and what types of scholarships are available to students.