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The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) is a non-university research institution registered as an association and predominantly financed by public funds. Founded in 1953, the Vienna-based institute carries out fundamental research and mediation work with a regional focus on Central, East and South East Europe. We are a think tank and a platform for actors and stakeholders from academia, politics, economy, administration, culture, media and civil society. In addition to research, our activities focus on knowledge transfer and science communication through events, publications and educational programs.
 
In line with our slogan European perspectives — Regional actions. Cooperation and expertise since 1953, the experts of IDM follow a pro-European approach in order to implement regional actions. We aim to enhance cross-border cooperation, dialogue and knowledge exchange in the region and beyond. Our work is based on the principles of liberal democracy and shared values, goals and visions with our neighbours.
With this IDM Podcast Series, we expand our formats in providing our knowledge and expertise to a wider audience. You can expect high quality discussions about recent topics concerning the Danube Region, Central and South East Europe.

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The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) is a non-university research institution registered as an association and predominantly financed by public funds. Founded in 1953, the Vienna-based institute carries out fundamental research and mediation work with a regional focus on Central, East and South East Europe. We are a think tank and a platform for actors and stakeholders from academia, politics, economy, administration, culture, media and civil society. In addition to research, our activities focus on knowledge transfer and science communication through events, publications and educational programs.
 
In line with our slogan European perspectives — Regional actions. Cooperation and expertise since 1953, the experts of IDM follow a pro-European approach in order to implement regional actions. We aim to enhance cross-border cooperation, dialogue and knowledge exchange in the region and beyond. Our work is based on the principles of liberal democracy and shared values, goals and visions with our neighbours.
With this IDM Podcast Series, we expand our formats in providing our knowledge and expertise to a wider audience. You can expect high quality discussions about recent topics concerning the Danube Region, Central and South East Europe.

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    European integration in times of a global pandemic

    European integration in times of a global pandemic

    “Europe has to be seen from its many differences, but in the end the common law is the hope for compromise and further cooperation.”
    Institutional challenges in the European Union have been exacerbated by the pandemic at the same time that EU enlargement has been put aside. Agreed in July 2020, the recovery fund Next Generation EU, brought hope of further integration and collaboration.  
    But will we observe institutional changes and a shift in power relations towards Central and South-Eastern Europe? How could Brexit lead to EU institutional recovery and reform? 
    To answer these question, Sebastian Schäffer is welcoming the Austrian Historian and University Professor Dr Michael Gehler.  
    Formerly head of the Institute for Modern and Contemporary History Research in Vienna, the European Commission awarded him the position of "Jean Monnet Chair" for European history. Professor for contemporary German and European history, Dr Gehler is the head of the Institute for History at the University of Hildesheim in Germany. 
    Artwork recommended by the guest: The Towel of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1953.  
    CEE – Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.  
    Host: Sebastian Schäffer, IDM Managing Director
    Production and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie 
    Proofreading: Jack Gill

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    Introducing: CEE 2.0

    Introducing: CEE 2.0

    Central Europe Explained is back for its second season!
    CEE 2.0 is focusing on Post-Covid Recovery that the regions of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe is going through.
    If many wonder “When will a return to normalcy finally happen?”, then drastic changes in an out-of-date idea of normality appear necessary.
    National individualism, democratic emergency, empires of disinformation, tourism and ecology, human rights, the youth, gender inequalities… To overcome these hurdles, we must focus on deeper concerns and see what has changed irreversibly and which measures must be taken in the post-pandemic recovery.
    If you are interested in the future of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe: tune into CEE and subscribe to the IDM podcast series on Apple podcast, Spotify, Acast, or elsewhere to get your podcasts.
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    Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM).
    Production: Emma Hontebeyrie

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    The Conservative Voice on the Future of Europe

    The Conservative Voice on the Future of Europe

    On July 2, 2021, 16 national conservative political parties signed the so-called Joint Declaration on the Future of the European Union. In the document, they outlined their perception on the future of the EU: a re-deepening of sovereignty of Member States accompanied by the strengthening of the nation-state system in opposition to other more integrated visions of the EU.
    What are the parties behind the document which was announced as a response to the Conference on the Future of Europe? How is it perceived in different European countries? And, finally, what role can the national conservative forces play in the Europe of tomorrow?
    In the episode, Daniel Martinek is hosting Emilie Laborel, Dominik Koc and Misha Nychyporuk, current trainees at IDM, who are analysing both the Declaration and its signatory parties as well as their relations to the EU.
    Production Emma Hontebeyrie

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    Belarus: Protest und Kultur im Exil

    Belarus: Protest und Kultur im Exil

    Interview mit Aliaksei Paluyan, Regisseur des Dokumentarfilms „Courage“ 
    Kunst trifft auf Diktator: Im Sommer 2020 machte sich der Filmemacher Aliaksei Paluyan auf die Suche nach mutigen KünstlerInnen, die trotz harten Repressionen des belarussischen Regimes ihre Kunst ausüben – im Untergrund oder auch im Exil. Inspiration für seinen Film fand Paluyan im 2005 gegründeten Free Theatre Belarus und dessen Ensemble-Mitglieder. Das Ergebnis ist der jüngst bei der Berlinale präsentierte Dokumentarfilm „Courage“. Christian Aichmayr hat mit dem Regisseur beim Filmfestival Crossing Europe gesprochen. IDM präsentiert Ausschnitte aus dem Interview und erklärt die Hintergründe der Protestbewegung.
    Welche Menschen stellen sich dem Regime entgegen und welche Rolle spielten insbesondere Frauen? Was bedeuten Flucht und Exil für die Betroffenen? Welche Chance hat die Opposition? Und wo steht die Europäische Union in diesem Spannungsverhältnis? Paluyan widmet sich mit einem klaren Appell an die ZuhörerInnen: „Denkt über uns, sprecht über uns! (…) Die Belarussen zeigen, was wahre Demokratie ist: friedlich mit bloßer Hand gegen einen Tyrannen gehen und ihm ins Gesicht sagen: wir wollen das nicht.“   
    In der zweiten Episode des Podcasts „IDM Expertise“ widmen sich Daniela Neubacher und Lisa Behrens der Rolle von Protest und Kultur im Exil. 
     
    Weiterführende Informationen 
    VOR ORT-Beitrag „‘Courage‘ – Der Widerstand der Bevölkerung in Belarus“ von Christian Aichmayr: 
    https://cba.fro.at/503795 
    Offizieller Trailer „Courage“: 
    https://vimeo.com/555110898​​​​​​​ 
    IDM-Publikation (2019) „Kultur und Protest im Donauraum“: 
    https://joom.ag/sapC​​​​​​​
    IDM-Publikation (2020) „Kultur im Exil“: 
    https://joom.ag/ZFdI 
    Lisa Behrens: Demokratische Lösung für Belarus? Ein langer Weg in die Freiheit, online unter 
    http://www.idm.at/idm-news/item/demokratische-lösung-für-belarus-bericht-von-einem-arbeitstreffen-mit-svetlana-tichanowskaja 

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    • 25 min
    Audio Book Balkan nach Europa - sofort!

    Audio Book Balkan nach Europa - sofort!

    Audio-Version des Buches Balkan nach Europa - sofort! 
    Erhard Busek und Sebastian Schäffer fordern die sofortige Aufnahme aller Westbalkanstaaten in die EU. Ihr Plädoyer verbinden sie mit „G’schichtln“ über Grenzen, Glauben und Grausamkeiten, über Fabeln, Frieden und Fußball. So bilden die persönlichen Erlebnisse und Erinnerungen der Autoren auch ein Zeugnis ihrer Zeit.
    Dr. Erhard Busek ist Vizekanzler a.D. und Vorsitzender des Instituts für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa (IDM) in Wien.
    Sebastian Schäffer ist Geschäftsführer des IDM.
    Balkan nach Europa - sofort! Erhard Busek & Sebastian Schäffer. Wien: Story.one Publishing. 80 S. Gebunden, HC gerader Rücken kaschiert. ISBN 978-3-99087-941-2. 


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    • 50 min
    Introducing the Audio Book Balkan nach Europa - sofort!

    Introducing the Audio Book Balkan nach Europa - sofort!

    Albanien, Bosnien Herzegowina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Nordmazedonien, Serbien: Balkan nach Europa - sofort!
    Eine Kurzgeschichtensammlung über den Westbalkan und ein Plädoyer für dessen sofortige Aufnahme in die EU, geschrieben von Erhard Busek und Sebastian Schäffer.


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