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This audio journey takes you through Europe and beyond in search of a common narrative on solidarity inspired by civil society activists and by researchers. 

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Welcome to our podcast about solidarity and Europe.

Join in the quest for a common narrative on the concept of solidarity within the European Solidarity Corps programme and beyond. 

How can we foster solidarity in our society?

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | In times of climate change, is it time to expand solidarity beyond humans? - Kerexu Yxapyry

In times of climate change, is it time to expand solidarity beyond humans?

What does climate change have to do with solidarity? In this episode,  we’re exploring solidarity beyond the human species with Kerexu Yxapyry,  indigenous leader from the South of Brazil. Kerexu invites us to  explore our role as humans, the historic debt of Europe and the  importance of choosing the right words.

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | How can we conjugate the word solidarity in present times? - Özgehan Senyuva

How can we conjugate the word solidarity in present times?

How can COVID-19 be a starting point for more solidarity in Europe? That’s the starting point for our conversation with Özgehan Şenyuva, a researcher and youth worker based in Turkey. Join us to hear Özgehan’s thoughts on putting solidarity into action, the role of the joker effect, and how Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen differ in their activism.

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | How to avoid being a white saviour? - Amr Arafa

How to avoid being a white saviour?

In this episode, we are talking to Egyptian youth worker Amr Arafa, who wrote an article for the Europe Talks Solidarity series about the implications of putting “Solidarity” in the name of the European Solidarity Corps. With Amr we discuss the danger of hierarchies, the different layers of solidarity and the suggestions he has for young volunteers and the organisations that host them.
Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | Is it possible to teach peace? - Rebecca Petz

Is it possible to teach peace?

What’s the importance of peace education? What’s the connection between peace and solidarity? In this episode we talk to Rebecca Petz, a German peace educator about her Christian upbringing, different types of peace and regional differences in solidarity.

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | How can solidarity help to heal polarized societies? - Fergal Barr

How can solidarity help to heal polarized societies?

Join us on the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We’re here to talk to Férgal Barr, a trainer and facilitator, about solidarity as a path for healing polarized societies.

Drawing on the local history, Férgal talks about stretching ourselves, trips that never happened and the power of a shared cup of tea.

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | What are the challenges of building solidarity over borders? - Jekatyerina Dunajeva

What are the challenges of building solidarity over borders?

Join us in Hungary to talk with Jekatyerina Dunajeva, assistant professor and researcher. With her, we are exploring the role “borders” play in expanding solidarity across Europe.

Drawing on the case of the Romani movement, Jekatyerina shares with us about the challenges of shaping an identity across borders and what it means to have different identities.

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | With whom are we solidarity and up to what point? - Oana Nestian-Sandu

With whom are we solidary and up to what point?

What does discrimination have to do with solidarity? With whom are we solidair with? And up to which point? These are questions addressed in our conversation with Oana Nestian-Sandu, psychologist and interculturalist based in Romania.

Oana talks about sustainable solidarity and about the importance of looking at ourselves in the mirror to acknowledge prejudices and stereotypes.

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | How to expand solidarity beyond small groups? - Dragan Atanasov

How to expand solidarity beyond small groups?

In this episode, we are in North Macedonia to talk to Dragan Atanasov. He’s a youth worker and wrote an article about the saga of a man looking for belonging.

The story Dragan tells can help us understand the differences of solidarity at the community and society levels and the role institutions play in that. Is society-wide solidarity posssible?

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | What can happen if we open up to others? - Peter Mitchell

What can happen if we open up to others?

What if we opened up our hearts, minds and doors to solidarity? In this episode, we’re in Germany to talk to Peter Mitchell. He wrote an article for “Europe Talks Solidarity” about a project for young migrants called “Café Bamako”. He invites us to go beyond the idea of solidarity as assistance by civil society towards “people in need”.

Instead, he suggests that we look at it as an opportunity for people to empower themselves.

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | Looking for a common understanding of solidarity in Europe - Susie Nicodemi & Snezana Baclija Knoch

Looking for a common understanding of solidarity in Europe

What is solidarity? How would you define it? In this episode we’re talking to Susie Nicodemi & Snežana Bačlija Knoch. They are the authors of “Forethought on Solidarity”, a study looking for a common understanding of the topic in Europe.

From Snežana and Susie we want to know about their experience in creating the study, how the understanding of solidarity varies throughout the continent and why it matters to look for a shared concept.

A podcast about solidarity and Europe. 

This is a podcast of SALTO European Solidarity Corps, produced by Instituto Now. The podcast is available for Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, on Spotify and via RSS. 

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