“Homeland is a state of mind,” is one definition given by fifty young Europeans from 19 countries who discussed the meaning of home and homeland in the Polish city of Olsztyn. From 2 to 9 September 2015 they met for the Second Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue ‘Homeland reconsidered – new loyalties and redefined identities in Europe’. They set out on a hunt for traces to find answers on questions such as: How did experiences of flight and expulsion affect the concept of identity? Is nationality significant for people’s identity when borders are moved? By discussing their findings in the broader European context of their group, the participants explored concepts of local and regional identity.

Explore their results in the online exhibition Regionaleye.