14 episodes

Europe Matters is a bold, fresh & curious podcast series that delves deep into thought-provoking questions pertinent to where Europe is at and where it is heading. On a bi-weekly basis, our host Paolo Destilo discusses these issues with thought leaders, artists, academics, writers, comedians, actors, civil society leaders, activists and all those who care about the future of Europe. Their experiences and vested interest in European matters make their insight only more valuable. If you are wondering what's going on in the Old Continent and want to learn more, this is the perfect show for you! It gives you the tools to examine (inter)national issues from a glocal perspective.
Chek out our website for more: https://europematters.com

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Europe Matters Paolo Destilo

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Europe Matters is a bold, fresh & curious podcast series that delves deep into thought-provoking questions pertinent to where Europe is at and where it is heading. On a bi-weekly basis, our host Paolo Destilo discusses these issues with thought leaders, artists, academics, writers, comedians, actors, civil society leaders, activists and all those who care about the future of Europe. Their experiences and vested interest in European matters make their insight only more valuable. If you are wondering what's going on in the Old Continent and want to learn more, this is the perfect show for you! It gives you the tools to examine (inter)national issues from a glocal perspective.
Chek out our website for more: https://europematters.com

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    Europe Matters Season 1 Recap

    Europe Matters Season 1 Recap

    Europe Matters first season just finished, but don't worry we will soon be starting to publish our next season.
    If you missed any of our episodes of our first season don't worry! We got you covered! In this recap episode you will hear some snippets from each guests' episode, so that you can get an idea of what we talked about.
    Here you can find the timestamps and the links to each episode:
    00:31 Introduction
    01:10 How to conquer colonialism - Gilberto Morishaw
    02:51 How to check-in to Grand Hotel Europa - Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
    05:11 How to build a European Political Party - Volt Europe
    07:05 How to recharge civil rights in Europe - Márta Pardavi
    09:05 How to make a European laugh - Dragos Comedy
    10:18 How to Feel the Pulse of Europe - Nini Tsiklauri
    13:00 Noam Chomsky on the pandemic, Ukraine Crisis and Climate Change
    15:15 How to Walk for Europe - Valerie Thatcher
    17:00 How to shape the future of Europe - Alberto Alemanno
    20:25 How This is Gendered - Alina Karlsen & Tess De Rooij
    23:53 How Space Law Works - Anass Hanafi
    26:11 Announcement Season 2
    Thank you for listening to our show! If you enjoy what we do, leave us a review (Apple or Spotify) and share the episodes so more people may find out that Europe matters. Help us keep the show going by supporting us on Patreon or by making a one-time donation.

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    • 27 min
    How space (law) works

    How space (law) works

    Space exploration used to be a race between national space agencies like NASA and Roscosmos (Russia), but the private sector dominates the field today. How can we establish regulations in outer space that apply to both governments and private companies? Can Elon Musk create his own country on Mars? In this cosmic interview with Anass Hanafi Dali, we discuss space law, Martian tax havens and how Russia shooting down their own satellites could lead to WWIII.
     
    Anass specializes in Space Law, he is a member of the Global Shaper community of the World Economic Forum, a fellow at the German Marshall Fund and most importantly a member of the Space Law and Policy group of the Space Generation Advisory Council.
     
    To find out more about Anass' work you can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.
     
    Thank you for listening to our show! If you enjoy what we do, leave us a review (Apple or Spotify) and share the episodes so more people may find out that Europe matters. Help us grow the show by supporting us on Patreon or by making a one-time donation.

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    • 27 min
    How This is Gendered

    How This is Gendered

    Sinks, Google Maps and public spaces. Could they be made more accessible and inclusive if approached with a gendered view? Inspired by the thought that “everything is political”, Alina Karlsen and Tess de Rooij claim that “everything is gendered”. To prove this claim, in the summer of 2020, they started working on the first feminist encyclopedia – THIS IS GENDERED. We explore how gender and feminism affect our daily lives, what “gendered” means to them, and the role of gender in politics.
     
    To find out more about Tess and Alina's work, check out THIS IS GENDERED website, where you can browse and discover many insightful entries. You can follow THIS IS GENDERED on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.
     
    Thank you for listening to our show! If you enjoy what we do, leave us a review (Apple or Spotify) and share the episodes so more people may find out that Europe matters. Help us grow the show by supporting us on Patreon or by making a one-time donation.

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    • 29 min
    How to shape the future of Europe

    How to shape the future of Europe

    The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) has just ended, leaving us to wonder whether European citizens will be listened to or if it is just a “cosmetic” exercise to make everyone feel better about European democracy. Our guest is Alberto Alemanno, author, founder of the Good Lobby and professor of EU law at HEC Paris. We discuss how the EU would look like if citizens had the opportunity to engage with decision-makers, if there is a need to reinvent democracy, and what citizens should do to ensure their voices are heard.
     
    To find out more about Alberto's work, check out his website and The Good Lobby.
    In this interview we also mention the European Citizen’s Initiative, Committee on Petitions (PETI) and Alberto's article "Unboxing the Conference on the Future of Europe".
    You can follow Alberto on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.
     
    Thank you for listening to our show! If you enjoy what we do, leave us a review (Apple or Spotify) and share the episodes so more people may find out that Europe matters. Help us grow the show by supporting us on Patreon or by making a one-time donation.

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    • 28 min
    How to Walk for Europe

    How to Walk for Europe

    In this interview, we talk to Valerie Thatcher, an activist, author, and initiator of the Walk for Europe, about the life-changing experience of travelling through Europe by foot to encourage a conversation about the EU. In 2019, motivated by the indifference towards Europe and the lack of interest in the upcoming European election, Valerie set out on a journey to promote voting, walking more than 750km from Lyon to Brussels. In 2021 she took up the challenge once again, crossing 12 Central and Eastern European countries and walking more than 1400km.
     
    To find out more about Valerie's work, check out her book "A Walk for Europe" and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.
     
    Thank you for listening to our show! If you enjoy what we do, leave us a review (Apple or Spotify) and share the episodes so more people may find out that Europe matters. Help us grow the show by supporting us on Patreon or by making a one-time donation.

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    • 24 min
    Noam Chomsky on how to solve the pandemic, the Ukraine crisis and climate change

    Noam Chomsky on how to solve the pandemic, the Ukraine crisis and climate change

    In this special interview, Noam Chomsky, global thought leader, linguist, political dissident and political theorist, tells us why he thinks Europe has accepted to subordinate itself to the United States, even though it has always had the option to become an independent force in international affairs. We discuss the consequences of this choice like the ongoing Ukraine crisis as well as the lessons learnt from the pandemic, why vaccine patents are a threat to global health, and the role Europe could play in the transition towards a more equitable and ecological future.
     
    To find out more about Noam Chomsky’s work, check out his website, the Diem25 movement of which Noam is an Advisory Board Member, and his latest written work “The Precipice”.
    Further reading about topics discussed in this interview:
    Ukraine: The most dangerous problem in the world, Anatol Lieven
    Noam Chomsky: US-China Cooperation Is Essential to Avert a New Cold War  
    Noam Chomsky: Corporate Patents & Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Will Prolong Pandemic  
    A special thanks goes to Noam Chomsky, who, at age 93, gave our team his time to discuss these pressing topics.
    Thank you for listening to our show! If you enjoy what we do, leave us a review (Apple or Spotify) and share the episodes so more people may find out that Europe matters. Help us grow the show by supporting us on Patreon or by making a one-time donation.


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    • 44 min

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