30 episodes

What is solidarity? How can we foster it in our society and what are the limitations, challenges and opportunities for a solidary Europe? In this podcast series we are exploring this concept by traveling through Europe and beyond in search of a common narrative inspired by youth work and academic perspectives. Join us to talk solidarity!

Europe Talks Solidarity Instituto NOW for SALTO European Solidarity Corps

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What is solidarity? How can we foster it in our society and what are the limitations, challenges and opportunities for a solidary Europe? In this podcast series we are exploring this concept by traveling through Europe and beyond in search of a common narrative inspired by youth work and academic perspectives. Join us to talk solidarity!

    23. The role of freedom of expression for a democratic and solidary Europe

    23. The role of freedom of expression for a democratic and solidary Europe

    In this episode, we’re doing a pulse check:

    How are European democracies doing? And what about the state of freedom of expression?

    Join us for a conversation with Quinn McKew from the globally active NGO Article 19 that fights for press freedom.

    Quinn tells us about the tools used by the NGO to measure freedom of expression. She also shares about tendencies in press freedom and freedom of expression they observe in Europe and beyond and the consequences for democracy and solidarity.


    This is a podcast of SALTO European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, produced by Instituto NOW (⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠institutonow.org⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠). For more information and resources on Solidarity and the Corps, go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠talkingsolidarity.eu⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. The theme song “Solidarity Unifies Us” is composed and sung by Paula Gehrs. The episode was mixed by Simon Aftalión and hosted by Kamilija Garbauskaite. The artwork was created by Ina Gouveia.

    • 30 min
    🇩🇪 22. Zwischen Sprache und Engagement: junge Menschen für solidarische Partizipation begeistern

    🇩🇪 22. Zwischen Sprache und Engagement: junge Menschen für solidarische Partizipation begeistern

    Was motiviert junge Menschen dafür, sich zu engagieren? Wie kann aufzeigen, dass nachhaltige Entwicklung auch Solidarität voraussetzt? In dieser Episode sprechen wir mit Carla Dossenbach und Jennifer Obanla von der Schweizer Organisation STEP into Action. Sie erzählen wie sie junge Menschen durch ihre Arbeit an solidarische Partizipation heranführen.

    • 20 min
    🇬🇧 22. Between language and action: inspiring young people for solidarity based participation

    🇬🇧 22. Between language and action: inspiring young people for solidarity based participation

    What can inspire young people to take action and become active citizens? How to show that sustainable development is also a question of solidarity? In this episode, Carla Dossenbach and Jennifer Obanla tell us about their Switzerland based organisation STEP into Action and the work they do to engage young people in solidarity-based participation.


    This is a podcast of SALTO European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, produced by Instituto NOW (⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠institutonow.org⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠). For more information and resources on Solidarity and the Corps, go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠talkingsolidarity.eu⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. The theme song “Solidarity Unifies Us” is composed and sung by Paula Gehrs. The episode was mixed by Simon Aftalión and hosted by Kamilija Garbauskaite. The artwork was created by Ina Gouveia.

    • 18 min
    21. Solidarity, volunteering and the refusal of indifference

    21. Solidarity, volunteering and the refusal of indifference

    How can young people collectively seek for solutions to the climate crisis?



    In this first episode of season 3, Alessandra Grisoni talks to us about the youth participation she observes in Tunisia.

    As a former volunteer in the ESC program she believes solidarity cannot be only made of good intentions: empathy and active listening should foster an informed solidarity and a collective responsability to one another.


    This is a podcast of SALTO European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, produced by Instituto NOW (⁠⁠⁠⁠institutonow.org⁠⁠⁠⁠). For more information and resources on Solidarity and the Corps, go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠talkingsolidarity.eu⁠⁠⁠⁠. The theme song “Solidarity Unifies Us” is composed and sung by Paula Gehrs. The episode was mixed by Simon Aftalión and hosted by Kamilija Garbauskaite. The artwork was created by Ina Gouveia.

    • 15 min
    Season 3 of Europe Talks Solidarity is coming soon!

    Season 3 of Europe Talks Solidarity is coming soon!

    Join us for the third season of SALTO European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre’s podcast exploring solidarity from every angle. In this season we will look at solidarity related to democracy and participation.



    What are you curious about? Share with us your questions and thoughts on solidarity and civic participation. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast to be the first to know when a new episode is released!

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    20. Is climate justice a question of solidarity?

    20. Is climate justice a question of solidarity?

    What is the role of solidarity in the climate justice movement?

    Agata Meysner and Sophia Wiegand, representatives of Generation Climate Europe, told us about the intersectional and intergenerational approach they chose when looking at ways to adress climate crisis.

    This is a podcast of SALTO European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, produced by Instituto NOW (⁠⁠⁠⁠institutonow.org⁠⁠⁠⁠). For more information and resources on Solidarity and the Corps, go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠talkingsolidarity.eu⁠⁠⁠⁠. The theme song “Solidarity Unifies Us” is composed and sung by Paula Gehrs. The episode was mixed by Simon Aftalión and hosted by Diogo Pires. The artwork was created by Ina Gouveia.

    • 25 min

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