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Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches

November 13, 2023/

In the small village of Cabanas de Viriato, Portugal, on the 19th of July 1885, a baby was born that would become a hero. He was named as Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches.  After finishing his law degree, he married his childhood sweetheart, named Maria Angelina Coelho…

Saint John the Baptist,  the forerunner of Christ

November 12, 2023/

In a time of ancient lands and prophetic dreams lived a man known as Saint John the Baptist. His birth was announced by celestial omens, therefore his path was destined to embrace the divine. John’s life began in the quiet solitude of the wilderness. Elizabeth and Zechariah, his elderly parents,…

Pain perdu

November 12, 2023/

It was a sunny day. Catarina was going to the French language centre, where she was doing her summer French course. It was a good opportunity to develop her speaking skills, meet new people and discover a French city. She was in Toulouse. In Porto, her hometown, she had already…


November 6, 2023/

In a land where the sun dipped its golden fingers into the sparkling ocean, a dance was born that would echo through generations. This dance, known as Corridinho, was a symphony of movement and music that originated in the heart of Portugal’s southern gem, the Algarve. Legend whispered that the…

Black camping pot over a campfire in cartoon style isolated on white background. Wooden sticks, fire with stones, decorated with grass. Picnic cooking, travel preparation.

November 5, 2023/

In the heart of a bustling city, an extraordinary event was taking place. People from various corners of the world had gathered to celebrate their shared love for stories and the rich mosaic of their diverse cultures. The sun dipped below the city’s skyline, casting a warm glow upon the…

The Project

The Shared (Hi)stories project seeks to broaden the minds of secondary students in the EU by encouraging critical thinking and a multi-perspective approach to cultural and historical heritage. Through the exploration of (hi)stories traditionally told from a one-sided national perspective, the project aims to foster a strong sense of EU awareness and citizenship among students while improving their English skills.

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