30 épisodes

Who belongs to Europe? The question is ancient, but the answer keeps changing.
Join Yasmine Ouirhrane, appointed expert by the European Union and the African Union, in this series of conversations with young women representing the diversity of Europe. She will travel and meet women who are breaking stereotypes, navigating multiple identities, and challenging the conventional wisdom of what it means to belong.

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Who belongs to Europe? The question is ancient, but the answer keeps changing.
Join Yasmine Ouirhrane, appointed expert by the European Union and the African Union, in this series of conversations with young women representing the diversity of Europe. She will travel and meet women who are breaking stereotypes, navigating multiple identities, and challenging the conventional wisdom of what it means to belong.

    #30 In Germany with Sawsan Chebli: Working in the Highest Spheres of Power

    #30 In Germany with Sawsan Chebli: Working in the Highest Spheres of Power

    For the #30 episode of We Belong, we met Sawsan Chebli, a Palestinian-German Politician who worked in the highest spheres of power in Germany.

    Sawsan was born to Palestinian asylum seekers in Germany and grew up with her parents and twelve siblings in Berlin.

    Between 2010 and 2014, Chebli was the first spokesperson for intercultural affairs of Berlin's State Minister of the Interior and Sport. In 2014, she served as deputy spokesperson of the Federal Foreign Office, she was the first Muslim person to hold that post.

    From 2016 until 2021, Sawsan served as State Secretary for Federal Affairs in the state government of the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

    In conversation with Sawsan, she shared the challenges she faced as a female politician, the hate she faced as a muslim outspoken woman and what motivates her to keep going despite threats and criticisms.

    Episode produced in collaboration with Get The Trolls Out.

    • 38 min
    #29 In France with Nesrine Slaoui: How to overcome “Illegitimacy”

    #29 In France with Nesrine Slaoui: How to overcome “Illegitimacy”

    For the #29 episode of We Belong, we met Nesrine Slaoui, a Franco-Moroccan independent journalist and author.

    After graduating from Sciences Po in 2018, she has worked for national TV channels such as reporter for ITélé (Canal+) and as host for France Télévisions. She was also the face of the online media Loopsider, carrying out several investigations on domestic violence, police violence and student precariousness.

    In January 2021, Nesrine published her first novel "Illegitimate" to tell her story and her family immigration journey coming from Morocco and to growing up in a small rural city in France. A book committed to equal opportunities and against all forms of sexist or racist discrimination.

    Ahead of her upcoming second book “Seule” (Alone), out on January 4, we discussed with her about the struggles she faced at school, her experience in journalism and how she found a way to express herself through writing.

    • 47 min
    #28 YEИDRY: the Rising of a Trilingual Popstar

    #28 YEИDRY: the Rising of a Trilingual Popstar

    For the #28 episode of We Belong, we met YEИDRY, a Dominican-Italian singer and songwriter.

    Born in Santo Domingo, YEИDRY recalled her journey of migrating to Italy at age 4, after a year spent apart from her mother, and the tribute she paid to her in the song Nena.

    YEИDRY composes in Spanish, English and Italian and she collaborated with reggae legend Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Congolese-Belgian singer Lous and The Yakuza.

    For the past year, YEИDRY has been busy working on her debut album in Latin America and in Miami, she shared with us her ambition to experiment different genres and bridge her Caribbean and European cultures through music.

    She also described her reaction when she learned that she was featured on Barack Obama’s “Favorite Music of 2021” and how this recognition inspired other young women.

    • 33 min
    #27 At the European Parliament with Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana: Deconstructing Racism through Policy-making

    #27 At the European Parliament with Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana: Deconstructing Racism through Policy-making

    For the #27 episode of We Belong, we met Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, a German Member of the European Parliament and one of the six elected female MEPs of African descent.

    In June 2020, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and as she was heading to the European Parliament for the adoption of the historical Anti-Racism Resolution, Dr. Pierrette denounced having been victim of police violence on the basis of discrimination.

    In conversation with Dr. Pierrette, we discussed how she got elected, the importance of having more diversity in spheres of power in order to ensure representation and the need to foster anti-racism policies, based on her personal experience.

    Representation Matters is a campaign launched by We Belong Europe, advocating for the inclusion of minorities in spheres of power.

    • 37 min
    #26 At the European Parliament with Samira Rafaela: Why Representation Matters

    #26 At the European Parliament with Samira Rafaela: Why Representation Matters

    For the #26 episode of We Belong, we met Samira Rafaela, a Member of the European Parliament to discuss Why Representation Matters.

    Elected in 2019, she is not only one of the youngest elected euro-deputies, but she is also the first Dutch MEP with Afro-Caribbean roots.

    Rafaela ran on the promise to fight for a strong, social and secure Europe. She strongly believes that the EU is at its best when we work together to diminish inequality and celebrate our diversity.

    In conversation with Samira, she shared with us her upbringing in the Netherlands, how she makes her diversity a strength and her priorities on the fight against racism during her mandate at the European Parliament.

    Representation Matters is a campaign launched by We Belong Europe, advocating for the inclusion of minorities in spheres of power.

    • 18 min
    #25 In Belgium with Elozi Lomponda: advising a Foreign Affairs Minister

    #25 In Belgium with Elozi Lomponda: advising a Foreign Affairs Minister

    For the #25 episode of We Belong, we met Elozi Lomponda, a professional in foreign policy and founder of DLSP, a Charity enabling young people and women living in areas located near the Congo River to access quality education.

    Since 2013, Elozi has held a position at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2015, the news that nine school children had died when their canoe overturned on the Congo River spurred her to set up the Charity DLSP. Since then, her Charity impacted more than 400 children.

    In conversation with Elozi, we discussed her journey at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that she joined at only 24, and her mission to give back to both Belgium and DRC, the country of her roots.

    • 24 min

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