alphabet [al-pha-bet] noun 1 any system of characters or signs with which a language is written 2 figuratively. first elements; basic facts; simplest rudiments Europe [Eu-rope] noun a continent in the W part of the landmass lying between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains on the E and the Caucasus Mountains and the Black and Caspian seas on the SE European Union (EU): an economic and political union established in 1992 after the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty by members of the European Community. Starting point has been the international organization of European countries formed after World War II to increase cooperation between the members, based upon a rich wealth of common values in the field of culture, economy and society “abcdeuropa” noun From A to Z, what we can pick up from the past to build the future, suggestions from images and words to create things. For the ones who build Europe and for the ones who are inside it, a collection of hints and quotations to describe today’s reality and think at tomorrow’s one. Loredana Farina was born in 1941 in Ferrara and lives and works in Milan. She has created books for 41 years. Alessandra Mastrangelo was born in 1966 in Bergamo, where she lives and works as librarian. Giusi Quarenghi was born in 1951 in Sottochiesa ans she lives and works in Bergamo. She writes tales, rhymes, scripts, novels, poems; she re-narrated fables and myths.