12 episodes

Over to Europe is a platform to discuss contemporary European issues with leading minds of Europe. In the podcast, we sit down with the professors, researchers and students of leading European universities to dive deep into issues that shape contemporary Europe.

Over to Europe CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences

    • Education

Over to Europe is a platform to discuss contemporary European issues with leading minds of Europe. In the podcast, we sit down with the professors, researchers and students of leading European universities to dive deep into issues that shape contemporary Europe.

    2x06 - Preparing for the post-pandemic world

    2x06 - Preparing for the post-pandemic world

    In this episode, we explore how we can build on lessons from the present for more effective global cooperation in the future. In an increasingly inter-connected world, what can be done on an intergovernmental level to improve existing systems and better manage future international crises? We discuss these pressing topics with Inge Kaul (Senior Fellow at the Hertie School and non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington, DC), and Stephen L. Roberts (Lecturer in Global Health at the Institute for Global Health, University College London and Visiting Fellow in Global Health Policy at The London School of Economics and Political Science).

    • 31 min
    2x05 - Unpacking migration in Europe

    2x05 - Unpacking migration in Europe

    In this episode we discuss those aspects of migration in Europe that are often left out of mainstream discourse, such as intra-European migration, the labour market and the effects of migration on the countries of origin. Joining us in conversation are Natascha Zaun, Assistant Professor in Migration Studies at The London School of Economics and Political Science; Örjan Sjöberg, Chair in Economic Geography at the Stockholm School of Economics; and Alexandru Cârlan, Lecturer at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration.

    • 36 min
    2x04 - Leveraging technologies for society

    2x04 - Leveraging technologies for society

    In this episode we delve into the unique challenges posed by two of the most transformational technologies of our time: social media and artificial intelligence. We talk to Jakob Johannsen, a PhD researcher working on the impact of social media on democracy at the European University Institute, and Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology at the Hertie School, about how our governance systems, researchers and regulatory bodies are tackling these modern issues.

    • 35 min
    2x03 - Getting Europe through multiple crises

    2x03 - Getting Europe through multiple crises

    In this episode we dive into the economic response by the European Union to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the heightened democratic erosion in some member states. We speak with Carlo Altomonte, Associate Professor of Economics of European Integration at Bocconi University, and Gábor Halmai, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the European University Institute, about how the EU has and will continue to face up to these imminent issues.

    • 47 min
    2x02 - Decarbonising Europe

    2x02 - Decarbonising Europe

    In this episode we explore the biggest man-made threat to humanity: the climate crisis. We talk to Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University, and Sebastian Levi, Postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Sustainability at the Hertie School, about the different aspects of the crisis, the steps taken by the EU to tackle the crisis and the challenges to implement these steps.

    • 46 min
    2x01 - Innovating research

    2x01 - Innovating research

    In this episode, we discuss the future of research in European higher education institutions with Guillaume Plantin, Vice President for Research at Sciences Po, and Xymena Kurowska, Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Central European University. We talk about the role of collaboration and innovation in research, and how the recently-launched project CIVICA Research can become a positive driver for national academia.

    • 28 min

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