A podcast series by the Magellan Circle, a European Affairs consultancy based in Porto, Genoa and Brussels.
Topic include environment, transport, mobility and other.
Episode #45 - The Mediterranean diet with Tassos Kyriakides, Yale School of Public Health
Tassos Kyriakides is Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health at Yale University. Last December 2023, Yale held the 5th International Symposium on Olive Oil and Health in Portugal. We speak with Tassos about the history of the school, one of the oldest of this kind and the future of the Mediterranean diet.
Episode #44 - Digitalising European transport with Eva Killar, Ministry of Climate of Estonia
In our first podcast of 2024 we speak to Eva Killar, Head of Mobility Development and Investments Department at the Ministry of Climate of Estonia.
Eva is also project coordinator of our new eFTI4EU project (to tag), aimed to digitalise freight transport with the well-harmonised and interoperable European-wide eFTI (Electronic Freight Transport Information) exchange environment.
Listen to our podcast and learn more about eFTI4EU and how this architecture can transform the transport sector.
#EURegionsWeek Talks with Jorge Barbeiro, AMP
For the second episode our special edition podcast ahead of the #EURegionsWeek in Brussels from 9 to 12 October, we spoke to Jorge Barbeiro, who is Head of Mobility Planning and Management at the Porto Metropolitan Area.
Jorge talks about the main transport initiatives for the Porto Metropolitan Area, which acts as a transport authority in the region and how to increase the ridership of passengers, the main objective of the current strategy.
#EURegionsWeek Talks with Eduardo Rodrigues, AMP
In our special edition podcast episode dedicated to #EURegionsWeek taking place on 9 to 12 October 2023 in Brussels, we had an insightful conversation with Eduardo Vitor Rodrigues, President of Porto Metropolitan Area, a Portuguese region participating at the event for the first time.
During our discussion, President Rodrigues emphasized the importance of continuously addressing poverty and unemployment. However, he also stressed the need to broaden our perspective on social cohesion, saying "it extends beyond these challenges and encompasses our approach to cultural policies and tourism. We must think about how to not only draw people to the city centers of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia but also encourage them to explore and experience the entire Metropolitan area".
Episode #41 - Bridging academia and business with José Caldeira, INESC TEC
In this episode we speak to José Carlos Caldeira, who is a member of the Board of Directors of INESC TEC. Until recently, he was the president of ANI, the National Innovation Agency of Portugal. He was also director of INESC Porto, one of the main ICT research and technology transfer institutes in Portugal.
We ask José about the main working areas and strategies of INESC TEC and how it successfully bridges innovation between academia and business.
Episode #40 - Cities and regions at the forefront of mobility with Karen Vancluysen
Karen Vancluysen has been the Secretary General of Brussels based POLIS Network since September, 2014. POLIS is a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport. We ask Karen about managing mobility policies at local, regional, and national level, and the role of POLIS network for cities and mobility in Europe.