10 episodes

Regio Waves is the podcast series, produced by the European Commission, investigating the policies that provide local solutions to European and global issues. Regio waves explores the many sides of the EU Cohesion Policy, one of the most, concrete and flexible policy in the EU. Guided by journalists and through the words of experts and officials, Regio Waves sheds light on the EU’s big challenges, from economic disparity, through green and digital transition to the Covid, refugee and energy crises. Discover the quiet force behind European Integration with Regio Waves!
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Regio Waves is the podcast series, produced by the European Commission, investigating the policies that provide local solutions to European and global issues. Regio waves explores the many sides of the EU Cohesion Policy, one of the most, concrete and flexible policy in the EU. Guided by journalists and through the words of experts and officials, Regio Waves sheds light on the EU’s big challenges, from economic disparity, through green and digital transition to the Covid, refugee and energy crises. Discover the quiet force behind European Integration with Regio Waves!
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    EU stands with Refugees

    EU stands with Refugees

    Since February 2022, over seven million refugees left the Ukrainian territory, with a large amount finding shelter in Poland. How do Polish cities manage to integrate those citizens? Does the initial solidarity of the local population lasts? Being the Mayor of Łódź since 2010, Hanna Zdanowska, this episode’s guest, explains the dynamics, the current state of affairs and talks about the benefits of having more people living in the city.
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    • 20 min
    Unhitching the coal engine from the Just Transition Train

    Unhitching the coal engine from the Just Transition Train

    How can EU funds turn coal into green gold? Meet the alchemists of the Just Transition Fund Marta Wnuk from the European Commission and Dariusz Stankiewicz Dariusz from the Polish region of Silesia.
    In this week’s episode of Regio Waves, follow Fiorella Lavorgna on her trip to Poland, where she uncovers the challenge of phasing out coal-mining while protecting the miners.  

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    • 28 min
    Growing pains and Cohesion policy

    Growing pains and Cohesion policy

    How to foster growth without raising inequalities? Is Cohesion policy the right tool to spread opportunities, innovation and prevent regions from falling into the development trap?
    Follow Fiorella Lavorgna in conversation with European Commission’s Peter Berkowitz and Professor Micheal Storper while they unpack recipes for growth and whether it is time for some tampering. 
     

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    • 39 min
    Voices of You(th)

    Voices of You(th)

    When crisis arise, young people are the ones to struggle. Those who are new to the labour market are the most vulnerable and at risk of unemployment. They seize the opportunities and keep moving forward, but it is not always an easy path. How is the European Union protecting the Next Generation? Are young people’s voices heard sufficiently at the highest political level? What does it mean to be a young person in Europe today? Zdenka Trachtova deconstructs these issues with Tine Radinja, mayor of Slovenian town Škofja Loka and member of the European Committee of the Regions.
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    • 22 min
    OK Doomer: cooling the green transition

    OK Doomer: cooling the green transition

    “Don’t look up”, Snoop Dogg and Greta Thunberg are the milestones of this discussion on how to effectively communicate the need for a green transition. In this episode of Regio Waves, Philosopher Timothy Morton and Sevim Aktas, policy officer for the Climate Action department of the European Commission, discuss ways to make the green transition COOL! Moving away from the doomsaying and the bickering of a polarized political landscape, how to call to action and bring about the green transition?
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    • 35 min
    The EU’s Geography of discontent

    The EU’s Geography of discontent

    Cohesion policy is about leaving no one behind, but what happens when citizens feel left-behind? What is the development trap and how is it correlated with Eurosceptic views and voting patterns? Is the EU failing to help “the places that do not matter” or is it failing to make itself understood? In this episode, Zdenka Trachtova discusses brain drain, regional disparities, populism and just transition with Lewis Dijkstra, Head of the Economic Analysis Sector at European Commission’s DG Regio.
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    • 29 min

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