Hana and Baza (August 2015). From the "Faces of the Jungle" series. © The New Continent.

I am delighted to announce that “The New Continent” Project is back on the road after a hiatus of 9 months. The New Continent is a slow journalism, long term project and collaborative platform with the aim to document the stories of people living within or outside Europe’s Schengen borders.

The project is now in its fourth year of making. 21 countries have already been visited and approximately 26000kms have been traveled across “The New Continent”. You can find some initial chapters at http://www.thenewcontinent.eu

From 1st May 2016 the project is heading towards Western Turkey, Greece and Greek islands, FYROM Macedonia and the Balkans region, from Izmir up to Budapest for 3 weeks.

On the 14th June 2015 Europe celebrated 30 years of the signature of the Schengen agreement which offered 500 million Europeans citizens the freedom of movement within the newly created single space. On the same year the single space faced an unprecedented crisis on its doorstep with refugees trying to access Europe and the Schengen space. As a consequence walls, fences and border checks have temporarily returned across Europe as the EU struggles to cope with the biggest inflow of refugees since the end of the second world war.

You can keep in touch on the Instagram page of The New Continent : https://www.instagram.com/thenewcontinent

If you wish to find out more about the project please have a look at the project information pack : https://issuu.com/phillegal/docs/projectinfopack

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Thank you for your repeated support and see you on the road in The New Continent !

All the best,