University of Gothenburg
Peckham road London
Capture what you see and join the photo contest
Photo: Ann Nilsen

EUTOPIAn views

Most of you are probably still working or studying from home. You might look out of the same window every day. But what do you see?  The photo contest is now closed.

And the winners are...

During the EUTOPIA Week Spring 2021, we held a photo contest. 

1st place

Lidiia ShevchenkoCY Cergy Paris University
"It’s important to have a positive point of view"

Bears in café
Photo: Lidiia Shevchenko

2nd place

Hilal Yildirim  University of Gothenburg
"Better to be ridiculous than dead"

Statue with mask
Photo: Hilal Yildirim

3rd place

Marko Tacer  University of Ljubljana
"The empty classroom where we sat this time last year and the year before"

Empty classroom
Photo: Marko Tacer

EUTOPIAn views: photo contest

What you see out of your window might not seem that different or unusual to you. For someone else it might be. Or maybe the similarities of what we see, no matter where in the world we are, help us see the things we have in common.

To celebrate EUTOPIA Week Spring 2021, we’d like you to snap a picture of your everyday life: of the street where you live, what you see on your way to buy a pint of milk, when you take your dog for a walk, or glimpse from your window before you switch on the computer in the morning. We’d love to experience it with you, if only in a photograph.

Let others take a visual journey to the places that make us EUTOPIA!

Capture what you see

While there will be some nice prizes, this isn't a contest to find the most stylish or professional photo, or the grammatically perfect write-up. We're looking quite simply for photos that capture what people see outside these days, photos representing EUTOPIA's European and global partners taking part in EUTOPIA Week Spring 2021. 

Terms and conditions

Please note: by sending in your photo, you agree to let EUTOPIA use, share, modify, and/or adapt your image.

Skylt med texten No mask No entry
Murial in London
Sign with Who's your daddy?

Photos: Ann Nilsen

A EUTOPIAn view from Sweden: the Swedish fika

Fika is Swedish for a coffee break that’s more about socialising than drinking coffee. And something sweet is also welcome.

Swedes prefer not to translate the word fika. They don’t want it to lose significance and become a mere coffee break. It is one of the first words you will learn when visiting Sweden, right after tack (thank you) and hej (hello).

Fika is much more than having a coffee. It is a social phenomenon, a legitimate reason to set aside a moment for quality time. Fika can happen at any time, morning as well as evening. It can be savoured at home, at work or in a café. It can be with colleagues, family, friends, or someone you are trying to get to know. It is a tradition observed frequently, preferably several times a day.

Accompanying sweets are crucial. Cinnamon buns, cakes, cookies, even open-faced sandwiches pass as acceptable fika fare. It comes as no surprise that Swedes are among the top consumers of coffee and sweets in the world – or that Swedes appreciate the good things in life.

Source: Swedish institute