- In Paris, as in the rest of France, the New Year, or “St. Sylvestre”, starts January 1st and ends February 1st. French people start wishing each other cheerful Bonne Années and exchanging bises at the stroke of midnight on January 1st, and mailboxes are then flooded with greeting cards and gifts throughout the month. So don’t be surprised if you hear wishes for the new year throughout January, and feel free to return them!
Intercultural competence is the key to become a successful and happy European citizen. If you help different cultures to understand each other and you like videos, you should read this: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are calling on youth from all over the world to vote for their favorite video from the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival finalist entries. And participate in the next round.
by Max Long
If you share a flat in Spain, you’re much more likely to sleep with one of your flatmates than anywhere else in Europe, according to online eating platform EasyPiso. After polling over 5,000 online users, they found that one in ten young flat sharers in Spain admitted to having slept with one of their fellow dwellers. The study also found that the British too are keen to get frisky with their close neighbours, while in France you’re much less likely to get lucky with your apartment buddies.
Paris will host in 2018 the Gay Games (FGG). Open to everyone, the Gay Games endeavors to fight against all forms of discrimination in sport whether they be discriminations based on color, religion, sex or handicap… In 2018, more than 15 000 participants are expected to compete and participate in 36 sports and a rich cultural program.
France is politically quiet, but still it is one of the most attractive places to live. Paris is the most visited city in the world. One point that expats can count on, is the city’s thriving, robust economy. As home to a number of Fortune 500 companies, and an intimidating number of global humanitarian and financial organisations, Paris is continental Europe’s largest economy and produces over a quarter of France‘s total GDP.
Located at the center of the Northern European plain, Poland has been a nation of survivors since the foundation of the first Polish state more than 1,000 years ago. Through its turbulent history its people have managed to maintain their identity, and today, the country enjoys a crucial position as the largest of the former Eastern European states and the most populous new member of the European Union.