Pirandello and the Importance of Travelling

We. Travellers. Homesick. Adventurers. Curious. When travelling, we change the way we look at both ourselves and everyone around us. According to Pirandello, Italy’s famous writer, people have “one, no one, and one hundred thousand” identities. When travelling, Cinzia feels she is “one hundred thousand”. And you, how do you feel?

3 reasons why you should take SPEAK to your city

Imagine that you crossed paths with SPEAK. You liked the idea, connecting newcomers & locals living in the same city inspires you for many different reasons. You want your city to accept, value and empower cultural diversity but you are a doer and you don’t stand for “hope”. Guess what, now you can. We just launched a new program  – Take SPEAK to your city! -. You can now create your SPEAK.

Next Stop -> Berlin!

It’s raining in Berlin and someone stole my bed at 3am this evening (crazy, right?). I arrived at 2am to an hostel and chose a 4 bed dorm for my first night. Two beds were free, I picked one randomly. At 3am someone comes in and says: “hey, that’s my bed”. I did that wtf-face but moved to the other option with no resistance. The guy gets my first option preferring a used bed to a new one – sometimes the world is a funny place. Anyway, Berlin is beautiful….

9 months of SPEAK – Giulia and Zoe’s experience

Hi everyone! You may have seen our names pop up on your newsfeeds/discussion groups/emails from time to time, and now that we are leaving the SPEAK team, we thought we would finally introduce ourselves 😉

We are both languages students from the UK, who came to Lisbon to work with SPEAK this year as part of our degree. We never had experience of any kind in start-up projects, so as you can imagine…