DAY 33, BUS 1: SKOPJE, MACEDONIA

Our visit to Skopje was amazing! An intense experience full of contrast, colour and solidarity. In the morning session, we parked our bus next to the market at Shutka, the biggest Roma municipality in Europe. The market was very crowded, and it did not take long before our bus and…
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DAY 31, BUS X: AKUREYI, ICELAND

After Reykjavik we visited Iceland’s second town Akureyri (population 20,000) and kept the same format: speeches by representatives of EAPN Iceland and experts by experience followed by local politicians standing on the box and answering questions drawn from a hat. The majority of people present fully understood and backed the…
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DAY 32, BUS 1: STRUMICA, MACEDONIA

Friday 25th of May is a bank holiday in Macedonia, we parked the bus next to a public park in Strumica, where people enjoyed the sun, the shadow and the EMIN bus. The Mayor of Strumica, several Council Members and the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Labour and…
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DAY 31, BUS 1: THESSALONIKI, GREECE

We had a very full rich day yesterday in Thessaloniki. In the morning, there was a discussion  organised by Praxis, member of EAPN Greece with  representatives of different municipalities, NGOs service providers. They described the community centers, organised by the municipalities, offering services to homeless people, drug users, refugees, Roma……
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DAY 30: BUS X, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

We are now in Iceland without a bus because it would have taken two weeks to ship it over. Our first meeting took place in Reykjavik. Initially the plan was to hold the event in a tent in the main square but because of the terrible weather condition the event…
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DAY 29: BUS 1, ATHENS, GREECE

Bus 1 is visiting Greece now, particularly interesting! We stayed in Athens yesterday, in an area that used to be very vivid, with lots of shops, restaurants… Sad to see so many empty buildings and closed doors nowadays. Fortunately, there are some signs of hope too, and new people (often…
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DAY 12-13, BUS 1: CROSSING BORDERS, ZAGREB, CROATIA

“We left behind a very wet Slovenia and crossed the border into Croatia Saturday morning. We were delighted to be joined by Maria from the Croatian team on the bus, and we met with Andrea from the Croatian team at the accommodation in Zagreb. We then explored the beautiful city of Zagreb,…
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DAY 11, BUS 1: LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

On the eve of elections in Slovenia, we heard from a panel of politicians yesterday from 11 different parties across the political spectrum on the social status quo. They painted a sobering picture of the all-too related worlds of work, social assistance, the minimum wage and poverty in the country.…
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DAY 11, BUS 2: Santaigo de Compostela

Very busy day today in Santiago. The #eminbus was part of a great Fair Ground, set up in a beautiful park close to the heart of the old city. We were in danger of filling all the signature space on the bus, as people queued to sign. As well as…
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DAY 10, BUS 1: KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA

Yesterday the #eminbus 1 first stopped in Klagenfurt in the southern province of Austria (Carinthia). The stop was organized together with the regional Anti-Poverty Network in Carinthia.