"This is Europe"
The Interreg Podcast

Join your host Shahidha Bari for a brand new season of This Is Europe, in which she talks to the Europeans whose lives have been transformed by Interreg.

Across the series you will hear how the Interreg community works with everyone from refugees to reuse pioneers, musicians to doctors, forging stronger bonds across borders, tackling pressing issues such as food sustainability and green mobility.

We believe #cooperationiscentral for a stronger, more resilient and better Europe.

Enjoy listening!


Welcome to This is Europe 

Episode 1
Culture in crisis
Following the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, how has Interreg helped artists and workers throughout the cultural sector? Stories from creatives across the continent.

Episode 2
Seeking refuge
 How can we collaborate to integrate the millions of refugees who have sought sanctuary in Europe? Stories from across the EU of projects helping our new arrivals.
Episode 3

Feeding Our Future Generations

As panic buying emptied supermarket shelves during the pandemic, the question of where our food comes from has rarely been closer to the forefront of our minds. Stories about local food initiatives that can start a revolution in what we put on our plate.

Episode 4
The Power of Social Inclusion

Faced with an ageing population and poor facilities for the disabled across much of the continent, Europe has several groups at risk of marginalisation. Stories of inclusion from the edges of the EU, and beyond.

Episode 5
Recycling is Silver, Reuse is Gold

Recycling has long been seen as one of the key weapons in our fight against climate change. But what about Reuse? Stories of reinvention, imagination and upcycling from some very forward thinking Europeans.

Episode 6
The Drive for Green Mobility

Having pledged to make Europe climate neutral by 2050, how exactly will the EU achieve this grand ambition? Stories from Europeans collaborating to reduce our carbon footprint.


Welcome to This is Europe

Episode 1
A Green Europe
How can we work together to fight climate change and create a greener Europe? Stories from across the EU of individuals working on a sustainable future.

Episode 2
‘Isolation’ may be the word of 2020, but Europe remains defined by its spirit of community. Stories from across the EU of collaboration, friendship, and neighbourliness.

Episode 3
The Next Generation of Europeans
As the continent emerges from lockdown, questions about the future of Europe loom. Stories from the next generation of Europeans.

Episode 4
What now for Europe?
At a decisive moment in the history of the continent, what does the future hold for Europe – and what can we learn from its past?

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