Worst European moments

Throughout history, remarkable events and experiences have transformed the lives of Europeans, influenced their views of Europe,
and inspired them to fight for a cause. Europe’s Stories asked you to identify your formative, best and worst #EuropeanMoments.

The moments at the top are those most frequently mentioned by our interviewees

People in crowd holding EU flags and large red banners that read "make it another meaningful vote, history will still remember you"
Thomas Kowalski
Large pile of children's shoes
Mstyslav Chernov, Wikimedia Commons
Instructional guide on washing hands used during COVID-19 pandemic
Guido4, Wikimedia Commons
Protest in Dublin city center, people with large banners that read "workers united will never be defeated"
William Murphy, Wikimedia Commons
Rally of people with Wirmer flag of Germany and Pegida flag
Metropolico.org, Wikimedia Commons
Crowd of people at a march, one man holds a sign that reads "Je suis Charlie"
Pierre Selim, Wikimedia Commons
Three men in military uniforms pointing guns at a border checkpoint
Sasha Maksymenko, Wikimedia Commons