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  • 1. What is Integration?

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    What is integration? What does it mean to you and the people who are expected to “integrate” into our societies?Having been born and raised as a migrant for her whole life, join our new host Gail Rego of Europe Talks Back as she unfolds the harmful and unreasonable expectations placed on people with a migration history and how this term is often used against people who migrate.Tune in and join our guests Razan Ismail and Hasnain Syed in this episode!

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  • Teaser Season 3

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    Join Gail Rego on Season 3 of Europe Talks Back as she speaks with grassroots activists to shed light on the stories that should matter, from gender to sex, digital to migration and everything in between.
  • 1. Best Podcast of the Year : Disability in Times of War

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    Once the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, people with disabilities suffered tremendously. And amid the panic and chaos that followed the invasion, many were unable to evacuate from their homes. This left people trapped in the crossfire without access to bomb shelters. In the first episode of the second season of Europe Talks Back, host Juli Simond tells the story of Tetyana Herasymova, who is one of the approximately 2.7 million Ukrainians with disabilities. Tanya is one of those who managed to flee. Ever since, she’s been helping fellow Ukrainians with disabilities stuck near the frontlines of the war in Ukraine. As the director of the Ukrainian NGO, Fight for Right, Tanya is committed to championing the needs and rights of disabled individuals, particularly during times of conflict. Drawing from her own experiences as a person with a disability navigating the challenges of war, Tetyana's dedication to promoting inclusivity and equality is unwavering and deeply impactful.We need to change and nobody will make these changes without us. - Tetyana HerasymovaKey moments00:00:01 - Evacuation,00:04:21 - Disability during war,00:09:20 - Advocacy and recovery,00:14:25 - Inclusion in Ukrainian politics,00:20:32 - Challenges faced by disabled Ukrainians,00:21:06 - Conclusion.ResourcesDonate to Fight for Right's GoFundMe campaign to support their work with disabled individuals in Ukraine.Credits and staff The second season of Europe Talks Back is produced in partnership with Sphera Network, the first network of independent media in Europe to reinvent the media space and paint a new picture of the continent through impactful, unbiased, raw and authentic stories.The producer of Europe Talks Back is Maria Dios. The host and narrator of Europe Talks Back is Juli Simond. Sound editing and mixing is by Jeremy Bocquet. Reporting for this story by Anna Romandash.The executive producer of Europe Talks Back is Alexander Damiano Ricci.Social Mediahttps://www.linkedin.com/linkedin.com/company/bulle-media/https://www.twitter.com/twitter.com/europodpodcastshttps://www.europod.eu/
  • 26. Dieselgate Reloaded - Part 2

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    In this episode of Europe Talks Back, Gail Rego continues to dig into the investigation by Stefano Valentino published by the pan-European online media, Voxeurop, on how the European car industry has lobbied EU institutions to weaken Euro Seven, the next European Emission Standard. Over the years, the EU has adopted progressively more stringent regulations on car emissions, but establishing this new standard is proving to be more difficult than in the past.This story is part of an investigation conducted with Voxeurop and supported by the Journalismfund Europe, the European Excellence Exchange in Journalism (E³J) and Free Press Unlimited.“If there is no Euro Seven with stringent rules they will keep polluting the air that citizens breathe.” - Stefano Valentino About the author of the investigation: Stefano Valentino.  Key moments00:00:00 - Intro00:01:00 - Thierry Breton 00:05:15 - Decision 203500:08:43 - An unspoken deal00:10:35 - Another year00:13:05 - OutroCredits and staff The second season of Europe Talks Back is produced in partnership with Sphera Network, the first network of independent media in Europe to reinvent the media space and paint a new picture of the continent through impactful, unbiased, raw, and authentic stories. The producer and executive producer of Europe Talks Back is Alexander Damiano Ricci. The script was written by Daniele Ruzza and edited by Alexander Damiano Ricci. The host and narrator of this episode is Gail Rego. Sound editing and mixing is by Jeremy Boquet. The author of the investigation is Stefano Valentino. Social Media https://www.linkedin.com/linkedin.com/company/bulle-media/ https://www.twitter.com/twitter.com/europodpodcasts https://www.europod.eu/
  • 25. Dieselgate Reloaded - Part 1

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    In this episode of Europe Talks Back, Gail Rego takes us inside the investigation by Stefano Valentino published by the pan-European online media, Voxeurop, on how the European car industry has lobbied EU institutions to weaken Euro Seven, the next European Emission Standard. Over the years, the EU has adopted progressively more stringent regulations on car emissions, but establishing this new standard is proving to be more difficult than in the past.This story is part of an investigation conducted with Voxeurop and supported by the Journalismfund Europe, the European Excellence Exchange in Journalism (E³J) and Free Press Unlimited.“If there is no Euro Seven with stringent rules they will keep polluting the air that citizens breathe.” - Stefano Valentino About the author of the investigation: Stefano Valentino.  Key moments00:00:04 - Intro00:02:22 - European Emission Standards00:06:00 - Dieselgate00:11:57 - A path to zero emissions00:14:34 - Recap00:15:50 - OutroCredits and staff The second season of Europe Talks Back is produced in partnership with Sphera Network, the first network of independent media in Europe to reinvent the media space and paint a new picture of the continent through impactful, unbiased, raw, and authentic stories. The producer and executive producer of Europe Talks Back is Alexander Damiano Ricci. The script was written by Daniele Ruzza and edited by Alexander Damiano Ricci. The host and narrator of this episode is Gail Rego. Sound editing and mixing is by Jeremy Boquet. The author of the investigation is Stefano Valentino. Social Media https://www.linkedin.com/linkedin.com/company/bulle-media/ https://www.twitter.com/twitter.com/europodpodcasts https://www.europod.eu/
  • 24. Europe’s energy policies fire up Estonia’s woodland warriors

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    In this episode of Europe Talks Back, Gail Rego tells the story of Liina Steinberg and her fight against the Estonian booming biomass industry. In the decades since independence from the Soviet Union, Estonia started relaxing its forest management practices, and large-scale logging has boomed to meet the demand for renewable energy and has become one of the EU’s largest exporters of wood pellets. As Liina saw the forests around her shrinking, she took her fight from the streets to the courts. With the NGO she founded in 2020 - Save the Estonian Forest - she is campaigning against the pace of logging and promoting conservation. Her crusade is just getting started. Reporting on the ground by Isabelle de Pommereau.  “I’m not inclined to use the word ‘war’ easily because of what’s happening in Ukraine, but I can’t like describe it any other way than war on nature” - Liina  Key moments 00:00:04 - Intro00:02:36 - Into the woods00:05:44 - Birds at risk00:06:43 - Past till now00:08:50 - Industrial logging rumps up00:10:03- Activism00:13:52 - Pressure on authorities00:15:37 - Credits Credits and staff The second season of Europe Talks Back is produced in partnership with Sphera Network, the first network of independent media in Europe to reinvent the media space and paint a new picture of the continent through impactful, unbiased, raw, and authentic stories. The producer and executive producer of Europe Talks Back is Alexander Damiano Ricci. The editor of this episode is Andrew Connelly. The host and narrator of this episode is Gail Rego. Sound editing and mixing is by Jeremy Boquet. Reporting for this story by Isabelle de Pommereau. Social Media https://www.linkedin.com/linkedin.com/company/bulle-media/ https://www.twitter.com/twitter.com/europodpodcasts https://www.europod.eu/
  • 23. Poland: The border of humanity

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    In this episode of Europe Talks Back, Gail Rego tells the story of Elmi, a 60-year-old man who emigrated to Poland twenty-seven years ago from Somalia. Elmi started a new life in Poland's capital Warsaw and in 2007 established the Foundation “Good Start” in order to help newly arrived migrants with navigating the complex asylum process, translating official documents, arranging hospital visits, and organising Polish language courses. Almost three decades after arriving in Warsaw, he had to deal with the ruling Law and Justice Party's hardline on immigration. Still, the opposition's victory in the October elections is giving him fresh hope for the future. Reporting on the ground by Maria Dybcio. “Most of the people are like me, running from wars. First of all, you have to listen to them, and then you can decide what to do with them. Give them a chance” - ElmiAbout our reporter: Maria Dybcio. Key moments 00:00:03 - Intro00:02:34 - Elmi’s story00:04:45 - The journey to Europe00:06:04-  A “Good Start” in Poland00:09:17 - A new refugees’ crisis00:11:57 - Anti-immigrants’ narration00:14:25 - Today, before and after the elections00:18:38 - Outro and credits Credits and staffThe second season of Europe Talks Back is produced in partnership with Sphera Network, the first network of independent media in Europe to reinvent the media space and paint a new picture of the continent through impactful, unbiased, raw, and authentic stories. The producer and executive producer of Europe Talks Back is Alexander Damiano Ricci.The editor of this episode is Andrew Connelly.The host and narrator of this episode is Gail Rego.Sound editing and mixing is by Jeremy Bocquet.Reporting for this story by Maria Dybcio. Social Mediahttps://www.linkedin.com/linkedin.com/company/bulle-media/https://www.twitter.com/twitter.com/europodpodcastshttps://www.europod.eu/