All the young and promising artists that wrote a special Surprising Europe track for the TV series also performed live at the official Surprising Europe launch. Watch K-Nel, Wonda Wendy, Scor.pi.o and PepeSoup now!
Surprising Europe - the life and times of Ssuuna Golooba
Ssuuna Golooba is the initiator of the Surprising Europe project. He was a photojournalist in Uganda when he decided to seek his fortune in Europe. His story was broadcasted by Al Jazeera's documentary programme 'Witness'. Watch it here!
When our reporter Ssuuna Golooba from Uganda arrived in Europe he was surprised by many things.
Why, for instance, do dogs carry passports?! What do you find surprising about Europe (positive or negative?) Grab your camera (or mobile phone), take a picture and post it on our website!
I came to the Nedrlands 14 years ago not because it was planned but by chance.
Tuesday 9 Apr 2013 12:42 h
What Are Your Thoughts Towards Your Adopted Country?
Many Africans left the shore of their father land to come to Europe; some to seek better life and others fled persecution or war. Whatever may have led to our leaving Africa, may not be what is important to us today. What is now significant is how we have represented our continent in our various adopted countries in Europe.
Thursday 3 Jan 2013 12:05 h
Being a refugee in Holland
Living in Europe legally is also nothing but a big mess. And it is not only my experience
Wednesday 2 Jan 2013 21:44 h
not so anxious anymore
when i arrived in europe, i suffered extreme anxiety at settling to change.
Friday 30 Nov 2012 19:04 h
sorry about my english.
Friday 9 Mar 2012 12:10 h
Chances to find a job a very few
Michael's experience is not surprising, considering very high unemployment level in Spain (even in comparison with some other European countries, where it is also high).
My experience can be called 'a…
Sunday 12 Feb 2012 22:01 h
TRUE BUT IT HAPPENED
Monday 6 Feb 2012 08:27 h
The hero is in you
I remember back then went i was in Africa i use to think that Europe is the answer to all problems,and tso i thought too that the white's heart's are just as they look,hmm what can i say after few yrs in europe i was close to tears,close to tears not because i was unable to make a success out of the trip,but because for so many yrs i have leaved in fantansy and immaginations of things that never existed,.
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 18:16 h
It is not uncommon to find an African student in Belgium with multiple masters degree. Is it just an unquenchable thirst for knowledge or a means of survival...
Thursday 26 Jan 2012 16:52 h
African Students in Hasselt ( Belgium)
Studying in the Flemish region, where many people are still finding it difficult to come in terms with the reality of Globalization....
Tuesday 6 Dec 2011 14:10 h
Senegalese Migrants in Seville
Hi everyone. I want to say I really like this site and its a very good initiative. It allows people like me to better engage with migrants experiences. There is…
Monday 24 Oct 2011 14:39 h
I want to go back: Part III
My life in Europe has been good and bad. In part three of my blog posts, I would like to give some advice to people who are thinking of migrating.
Thursday 20 Oct 2011 12:28 h
I almost joined criminal gangs due to lack of jobs
I thought by travelling to Europe I would overcome all the problems I had in Africa, but the situation in Europe was almost the same as in Africa. Sometimes I would feel so desperate that Ithought of participatinginto risky ventures that would mean a life of crime. Luckily I always controlled myself.
Monday 17 Oct 2011 14:22 h
I want to go back: Part II
When I was a student my life was pretty much arranged for me: I had accommodation, friends and was learning a lot of interesting things. But once my Masters was over, I got to know the difficult part of Europe. Part II: my life in Europe after studying.
Thursday 13 Oct 2011 16:40 h
I want to go back: Part I
After living in Europe for two years, I have decided to go back to my country. My story will tell you why. My Europe experience started off good. I had a visa in order to study and no problems in finding friends and a house. But when my Masters year ended, things took a change for the worst. I will tell my story in different blog posts. This week part I: Leaving Africa and studying in Amsterdam.
Monday 10 Oct 2011 16:30 h
Undocumented in Holland get training to start a business back home
In Amsterdam, Holland, a new organization helps migrants who want to return how to set up a business plan to make a good start back home. “The Dutch government should invest in training for returnees, not in immigrant detention”, they say.
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Episode 9: Home Sweet Home
Is home the place where we were born, or where we find our loved ones? A tough question for African migrants in Europe.
PepeSoup: This is Africa
This week's soundtrack is by PepeSoup: This is Africa. Watch their video now!
SE music team live @ The Hague
Watch the SE music team perform their songs at the Surprising Europe launch!