We founded ‘United Citizens of Europe’ to promote awareness of European affairs, enhance transparency in European institutions, foster a sense of belonging and Europeanness, and provide a platform for discussion, debate, and exchange of ideas.
We are all passionate about European and international affairs and would like to share this passion with like-minded, young individuals, students, and professionals. Each of us has a different background - socially, culturally, geographically, linguistically- which defines the diversity that ‘United Citizens of Europe’ actively promotes.
The concept and definition of Europe that we support and represent as United Citizens of Europe is not confined to the EU. We actively acknowledge the restriction of the term ‘Citizens,’ but we support a multicultural, diverse and inclusive Europe.
1.European Unity - Erasmus, Community Projects, European-wide Projects, Council of Europe & European Identity;
2.Culture - Festivals, Exhibitions, Cultural Institutions, European cities, & Tourism;
3.Human Rights - Human Rights Violations Within and Outside Europe, Commentary of European & EU Institutions towards the State of HR in other Countries;
4.International Affairs - External Action of the EU, Migration.
Hannah Bludau is a German-American Erasmus Mundus Master student. After growing up near Boston, Massachusetts, Hannah moved to Germany for her studies in 2014 and has lived in numerous European countries ever since. Hannah speaks English, German, French fluently and basic Chinese. Hannah is very passionate about international affairs and human rights.
Luca De Cristofaro is an Italian-Brazilian guy trying to understand how the world works. He grew up bilingual, speaking Italian and Portuguese (Brazilian) at home and he learned English, Spanish and French at school. Graduated in International Relations at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” and currently doing an Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in European Studies. He is a Model United Nations lover, as it sums up his interests in diplomacy, international cooperation and human rights.
Anton Meshkov does the design here. In his MA studies, Anton explores connections between culture and politics. In his home country, Russia, Anton acquired BA in the Middle Eastern studies with the focus on Arabic culture and its connections to Europe. Anton is alumnus of the Iowa University writing program.
Ingrid Garosi is an Italian MA Euroculture student. She graduated in her bachelor in Politics Philosophy and Economics at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. She is passionate about art, culture, sustainable fashion and politics. Her favorite hobbies are cooking and learning new languages. She knows English, French, Spanish, German and a bit of Swedish. Oh and Italian of course.
Farai Chikwanha was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She studied law at the University of Cape Town, returned home to work in commercial law for a few years, then flew to the opposite end of the world to pursue a LL.M in International Human Rights Law at Lund University. Currently living in Italy, Farai spends her days hoarding books, co-hosting The African Dream podcast, and convincing herself that tomorrow is always the best day to start jogging.