Born in the south of France, Ardèche, I developed when I was at school an ever-growing interest for the matters dealing with Europe and its institutional construction. My studies in political sciences took me to explore Europe on the ground, from the amphitheatres of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes in France, to the campus of the University of Salamanca in Spain, including the University town of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany. Having lived and worked in several European countries, I am convinced that Europe should not be confined to technocratic language, but belongs to all those who, in bars, during Erasmus parties, in libraries or on the web, share the little things of their European everyday lives. That’s why I created this website, firmly believing that Europe is Not Dead !
Europe is Not Dead is also on Facebook and Twitter. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further questions on the website, ideas for upcoming topics, proposals for collaborations : firstname.lastname@example.org
The content of this website has also been adapted to other formats. Navigate in the categories below to get to know me better on radio, in books, in op-eds or in interviews !
Few months before the European elections of 2014, the French public radio station FranceInter invited its listeners to (re) discover Europe through a fortnightly program entitled Tous des Européens. Europe is Not Dead had the opportunity to join the team and adapt several articles of this website into an exclusive radio programme entitled Made in Europe. You can listen to podcasts in French here.
Since 2016, Europe is Not Dead is regularly contributing to the flagship TV series broadcast Karambolage on the French-German TV channel Arte. As such, Karambolage aims to explore the differences, similarities, and overlaps of French and German culture through anecdotes, household objects that are common in one country, yet virtually unknown in the other. Discover my contributions here.
Europe is Not Dead had the opportunity to adapt two of its articles into books. The first book has been published in French under the title Les Meilleures Blagues de Toto à Travers l’Europe and the second one has been published, also in French, under the title De Qui Se Moque-t-On? Tour d’Europe en 345 Blagues. Discover some extracts and their topic here!
As you may know, recent events regularly gave us a chance to react on European developments and issues. Sometimes, you can’t help but be passionately committed to commenting current European developments. So the only way to take part in the debate is to take a pen and start developing your views. I had the opportunity to publish op-eds in European newspapers. Be my guest, and follow the link here.
If you want to know more about the reasons why I launched this website or if you want to get to know me more, or, more simply, if you are my mother (Hi mom!) and keep complaining that you are never informed of the interviews I have given, you will be delighted to find here all the articles and interviews published in different languages so far. You can read them and comment here.
Europe is Not Dead is not alone! In my research, I came across many interesting maps made by other Europeans, either individuals or institutions. Some display interesting facts about Europe, others offer in-depth analysis of cultural specificities. In all cases, they portray a different Europe, not so far from what this website is trying to do. Here is my attempt to collect the most interesting ones, always giving credit where credit is due.