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Vincent-Immanuel Herr

Activist, Writer, Feminist, HERR & SPEER in Berlin

#FreeInterrail: Saving Europe by travelling


Imagine yourself turning 18 and finding a personalised letter from the European Union in your mailbox. In it: a voucher to travel Europe. Your life will change! Europe is facing many problems - a lot of them have to do with people not knowing or understanding each other.

Imagine what a Europe we could build together, if all future generations were enabled to explore and experience European cultural diversity and beauty first-hand. #FreeInterrail advocates for just that.

In this presentation Vincent-Immanuel Herr invites us to join the movement and make sure that all EU youth are empowered to become Europeans out of experience. 

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Welcome to Europe as an American

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In this entertaining presentation, he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 30, 2014.

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Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way. 

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Flying Solo: The Joys of Travelling Alone

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 18, 2016

"It's not that the world is so small, it's just that we're really big in it."

In Flying Solo: The Joys of Travelling Alone from PechaKucha Night Accident Vol. 6 Liz Williams discusses the importance of traveling and the empowerment and unique experiences that happen when you travel alone. She offers her tried and true advice on being a solo traveler through her time at home and abroad. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 17th, 2017.

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Mediating the anxiety of death through art and travelling

@ VOL 13 ON OCT 20, 2016

Katya Venter discusses the research done for her Master’s degree about mediating the awareness of her own finitude and death through art and travelling.

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Travelling Sign Painters

@ VOL 27 ON SEP 14, 2016

Public speaking might not be their strong point but these Travelling Sign Painters have gathered a small bead of success in their little business.  Mixing up their DMD education and love of graphic design and illustration they gathered an idea and it blossomed.  From a little cart being pulled from behind a 10-speed bike and buzzing around the city just making art and collaborting.  These two have definitely got a long way to go yet.  

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Travelling through Europe

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

As an artist, Marc Mahfoud enjoys the European freedom of expression and movement. In his case, this meant realising his dream of leaving his money home and starting to travel through Europe with a guitar only, crossing borders and visiting three countries in one day. He experienced it as a unique privilege.

However the rising lack of tolerance and understanding is endangering this freedom. When he was robbed twice during his travels everything he stood for got tested.

He would like to encourage us to better appreciate and preserve the freedom that we have in Europe, and to actively participate in the dialogue of open borders and tolerance.

He challenges us to dare to discover! When you travel by foot you get in touch with a wide spectrum of people, you learn to appreciate your life and to respect others. 

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Unity in Diversity?

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

As a young EU citizen who is convinced that there can only be a European solution to our present and future (political) challenges, Verena Riedmiller feels that Europeans need to stand up now for a more democratic Europe. A Europe, in which the voices of its diverse citizens are heard, a Europe, which does not only preach values but brings them to life.

Her proposal for such a Europe comes in the form of the NGO cube. Your take on Europe. Cube. educates, engages and empowers young people in Europe to voice their ideas for a Europe of the future towards the European Commission.

The EU is not a set political reality, each and every one of us can raise their voice and shape our political future!

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The story of European secularism

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.

Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.

His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.

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Travelling idea to the future

@ VOL 5 ON MAR 26, 2017

Vladimir Ezerskiy told about new way to travelling into the future – his movement “Alfa Gravity”. It is new philosophy of thinking and discovers your own potential. It is an interesting and healthy way to spend time.