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Bikers build homes for poor families in Romania

2017.06.06

More than 130 bikers in Romania helped to build houses for 16 poor families in Cumpana, in the South – Eastern Romania. They worked together with the future house owners and specialists from the ...

Revolution 2.0 in cemeteries

2017.03.27

In Maribor, Slovenia, the first digital tombstones have been installed. This revolution in the Cemetery industry was possible thanks to a collaboration between local entrepreneurs and the engineering school in the area. Tombstones 2.0 ...

1,500 euro company bonus paid to every child born

2017.03.09

A 1,500-euro bonus paid for every child born to employees. While Italy is at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to the number of births, the Czech Republic is trying to reverse ...

Tram-libraries on track in Romania

2015.12.10

Inhabitants of Iași, a town in northeastern Romania, now have more opportunities for reading books on public transport, thanks to the idea of transforming trams into mobile libraries. Passengers on one of these tram-libraries ...

Prague uses homeless people as mobile wi-fi hotspots

2015.11.03

Turning homeless people into mobile wi-fi hotspots: this is no joke, but a project already being tested in Prague, where an NGO has come up with an initiative to promote greater inclusion of the ...

200 volunteers to build eight houses in five days

2015.10.07

In Bacau, Romania, an unprecedented race for solidarity is taking place. About 200 volunteers from the United States, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Romania are building eight houses in five days. The original initiative, organised ...

The fridge on the street that gives free food

2015.10.07

From 1 October, the poor of Bucharest can get free food simply by opening a fridge placed on a public street. To be precise, in via Foisorului n. 56-58. The outrageous idea, promoted with ...

Life on the margins in suburban Bratislava

2015.10.05

Photographer Peter Dobis has captured on camera the lives of those living on the margins of society in the outskirts of Bratislava. To do so, Dobis spent time in 2013 in some of the ...