Feature stories

Osman Taka, the warrior who enchanted his enemies

20/08/2018 -  Fabrizio Polacco

Osman Taka, a young warrior who saves himself from a death sentence conquering the soul of his enemies with the beauty of his dance. A legendary tale from Epirus, on the border between Albania and Greece

Armenia and Azerbaijan: Garden of Peace between the opponents

02/07/2018 -  Armine Avetisyan Yerevan

Cultivating the land in villages on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border is very dangerous. Nevertheless there are those who go on, dreaming of peace

Croatia: emigration, European funds, and beers

21/06/2018 -  Giovanni Vale Zagreb

Some leave and never want to come back, some – although the country is not fully ready yet – use EU funds to create new artisanal businesses, such as the production of craft beers

Discovering the Apennines, discovering Albania

13/03/2018 -  Nicola Pedrazzi

A group of Albanian farmers explored the Reggio Apennines in search of useful solutions for the north of Albania. We tagged along in this "study-trip" organised by a local NGO

Armenia: rural teachers with a mission

16/01/2018 -  Gayane Mirzoyan

Less than 20% of graduates of pedagogical universities in Armenia have a chance to get a job at school. Meanwhile, schools of certain remote areas still need additional personnel

Rural Albania, the bet of those who stay

09/01/2018 -  Francesco Martino Mërtur

Wild, untamed mountains, poverty, and massive depopulation. In the villages of northern Albania, some resist the temptation to escape to the city and hope for a new beginning, made of sustainable rural development and alternative tourism. Our report

The Harpies' islands and the lord of the sea

11/01/2018 -  Fabrizio Polacco

An exceptional trip to the Strofades islands, regarded as home to the mythical Harpies, and the breathtaking beauty of an ancient hermitage that risks disappearing

Georgia: a mountain woman

04/01/2018 -  Tekle Kveladze

The story of Mariam Kochashvili, 21, shepherd at her village in the Pshavi mountains and student of the last year of medicine in the capital

Turkey, new walls and old smugglers

12/12/2017 -  Dimitri Bettoni

On the borders with Iran and Syria, the Ankara government is building one wall after another in order to reaffirm border control and stop migrants, jihadists, and smugglers. A reportage by our correspondent

Meet the new Greek craftswomen

18/10/2017 -  Elvira Krithari

After ten years of economic crisis, many women in Greece have begun to explore alternatives to make their living, revaluing traditional handicraft activities from the previous decades