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Younited Cultures celebrates migration through storytelling accessories. These are not just products, but stories about the beauty of cultures. Discover the people and the values behind the products and let’s make visible the positive side of migration!


Tomorrow you will get your VISA

“Please bring your passport tomorrow to get your visa” Someone from the other side of the telephone was telling me something which I had been waiting to hear for quite some time. On 1st October, 2011 it was a call from the Austrian Embassy in Islamabad and they had finally decided to give me visa…

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My parents are my role models

“Everyday is my favorite moment. When I am in Turkey though, I miss Vienna a lot. I miss Kärtnerstrasse! And not for the shopping, but for the flair and atmosphere. I love Vienna! My father came here as a guest worker. Later my mom, my grandparents followed. Until they could find a flat, they had…

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We created a wonderful crowd-sourced poem

“My best moment in Austria was in June, this year, at TEDxDonauinsel. I was attending the event as a speaker, talking about what makes my heart beat. At the end of my talk I asked the audience to write down on a piece of paper: what makes their heart beat. Out of those words, ranging…

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It was the first time we ever saw winter in this way

“I’ve never been to Vienna before. I applied for my studies, I got a dormitory room and we flew from Turkey, me and my mom. The first time in Vienna I was thinking oh my God, this is so amazing; I will be spending 3 years here. But I gave the wrong address to the…

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I like the freedom I have in Austria

“I like the freedom I have in Austria. I can do whatever I want and I do not really have boundaries. Right now I see the Austrian culture not as a pure Austrian culture but as a multicultural environment. It doesn’t matter where you come from. Now in my university and also in the working…

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I like everything about Austria

“I like everything about Austria. There’s not one single thing you can pinpoint. You have the mountains there, the city here. My wife, my work and, my home is here. I think Austrians are less stressed than people in Canada or Germany. Life is busy but I think they are just more relaxed. They definately…

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Austria reminds me of Peru

“Being an immigrant is not always everything great, you have of course challenges. The main thing to consider is to have your motivation clear: why you are coming here, what you would like to do later on. Secondly, if you want to get involved with locals, join voluntary associations: you can meet people and do…

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Love is international

I have a Russian name but I was born and raised in Tyrol. My grandmother was Italian. During the First World War she was working, because back then women needed to work. She didn’t speak a word of German and then she met my grandfather in Innsbruck, who was an Austrian soldier in the war. They couldn’t speak to each other but they fell in love. Love is international....

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I started from zero

I don’t consider myself a migrant. Vienna feels like the right place. Last year on my birthday I really felt like this is home for me. I was surrounded by amazing people and I had this realization that I managed to build a whole life for myself here, in a short time....

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