IDM Podcast

4/20/2022

Stakeholders or spectators?

Season 1, Ep. 33
Covid-19 has been part of our everyday life for more than 2 years now. Although young people have been less threatened by Covid-19 in terms of physical well-being, they were more likely than older groups to experience financial and housing insecurity, unemployment and mental health problems. Now as states are trying to recover from the pandemic, we want to take a closer look at the role of young people in this process.Are they spectators or stakeholders? Are their needs and voices included in national strategies and policy-making processes?Malwina Talik (IDM) discusses those questions with her guest Milena Stosic from the OSCE Mission to Serbia.Our guest recommandations: The book: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Differenceby Malcolm GladwellThe painting: What Freedom! by Ilya RepinReference(s) mentioned in the program:Research Summary: The Influence of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Life of Young People in Serbia - KOMSEuropean Council of Foreign Relations: Europe's Invisible DividesEurofound: Impact of Covid-19 on Young People in the EULinkedIn Group: Fostering more inclusive societies: youth engagement in policies, processes and programmesCEE - Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.Guest:Milena Stosic from the OSCE Mission to Serbia - once a youth activist and representative, psychologist, #youthmainstreaming pioneer and feminist.Host:Malwina Talik, Research Associate IDMProduction and editing:Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate IDM
4/6/2022

When crossing borders becomes a necessity

Season 1, Ep. 32
Which role for CEE in the Ukrainian refugee crisis?“Ursula von der Leyen said very pointedly: This is our family. The Ukrainian people are the European family.”According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 4 million refugees have left the country while about 6 million people have been displaced internally within Ukraine.Europe is experiencing the largest mass migration crisis since the end of WWII, the first of its kind since the war in ex-Yugoslavia. A situation that is sadly not without precedent...Daniel Martinek (IDM) discusses with Almina Besic, Assistant Professor at the Department of International Management of Johannes Kepler University in Linz.Our guest recommendation:Located in Sarajevo and Kyiv, The War Childhood Museum exposes children's memories of contemporary conflict, post-conflict, and resettlement zones. With projects held in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Lebanon, Ukraine and the United States, the museum gives voice to current and former war children.CEE - Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.Guest: Almina Besic, Assistant Professor at the Department of International Management of Johannes Kepler University, Linz.Host: Daniel Martinek, Research Associate IDMProduction and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate IDM
3/23/2022

Imagine there was a war … The power of images in war reporting

Season 1, Ep. 31
When presidents become TikTok stars, influencers report live from bomb shelters and photographers capture the unimaginable, we find ourselves in March 2022 and a war is raging in Europe.Today, the power of images is a decisive factor in the development of wars. During the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine their power is used by very different actors withvarious intentions. Spreading disinformation and manipulating visual media for propaganda is one of them. So is the need to inform people outside of Ukraine and call for awareness and empathy. Therefore, it is time to analyze the power of images and discuss the responsibilities that comes with their production, consumption and sharing. How do wehandle images of war in Social Media, and how much reality can a photograph catch after all?Daniela Apaydin (IDM) talks to Daniela Ingruber, war researcher and media theorist at the Austrian Democracy Lab, University of Continuing Education Krems.Our guest recommendation:The works of theHungarian-Americanwar photographer Robert Capa, and from the German photojournalist Gerda Taro.Find more here: https://www.magnumphotos.com/photographer/robert-capa/References mentioned in the program:One of the first modern war correspondent William Howard Russell.One of the first war photographer Roger Fenton.The Falling Man from Richard Drew, picture of a man falling from theWorld Trade Center during the 09/11 attacks in New York.The French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard.The song Taro, from English indie-rock band Alt-J.Guest:Dr. Daniela Ingruber is a war researcher and political philosopher, media theorist and a consulter for film productions and film festivals. She currently works at the University for Continuing Education Krems (UWK). Host:Daniela Apaydin, Research Associate at IDMProduction and editing:Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate at IDM
2/9/2022

Missed opportunity: Covid-19 pandemic as a throwback to the national individualism

Season 1, Ep. 28
"The problem in the pandemic is that the individual has been so much highlighted that we have forgotten about society."The Covid-19 pandemic happened to be a fertile ground for nationalist and protectionist political forces. By bringing national politics to the forefront, European integration suffered fundamentally. With the restoration of nation-territorial borders as well as “vaccine nationalism”, the European nation-states have acted as active competitive managers in opposition to a coordinated inclusive pan-European approach.What were the reasons for this national individualism and can such policies be prevented in future crises? What consequences has the pandemic on the perception of European integration and which narratives have been strengthened within the societies across Europe?Daniel Martinek (IDM) discusses with Anna Durnová, Professor of Political Sociology at the Department of Sociology of the University of Vienna, whose research focus lies among others on the interface between expertise, culture and politics or social polarization in times of crisis.Artwork recommended by the guest: Camus, Albert, The Plague, Paris, Gallimard, 1947Read more on the sociological consequences of the pandemic or policy discourses in Czechia in Anna Durnová's articles.CEE - Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.Guest: Anna Durnová, Professor of Political Sociology at the Department of Sociology of the University of ViennaHost: Daniel Martinek, Research Associate IDMProduction and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate IDM
1/26/2022

Financial Recovery: The Common Assessment Framework - assisting public institutions from a national to a local level

Season 1, Ep. 27
"[The question]is now: how to finance, how to make a fair distribution, and how to prepare a system in a way which is resilient, that brings life quality and fairness to all of us."In 2019 the CAF2020was launched, aiming to help and improve public sector organizations’ performances from a national to a local level. The CAF (Common Assessment Framework) is a total quality management model for self-assessment developed by the public sector for the public sector. Recently, it has been intended to strengthen the focus on digitization, agility, sustainability, innovation, collaboration (participation) and diversity.Can this model help in a financial recovery? Could it be the solution for alleviating the strain that has been put on public finances, especially on the local level since the start of the pandemic?Sebastian Schäffer (IDM) discusses this with Thomas Prorok, Managing Director of the KDZ-Centre for Public Administration Research and Head of the CAF Center.Artwork recommended by the guest: Houellebecq, Michel, Serotonin, Paris, Flammarion, 2019Find more about the CAF2020hereand KDZ-Centre for Public Administration Researchhere.CEE - Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.Guest: Thomas Prorok, Managing Director of the KDZ-Centre for Public Administration Research and Head of the CAF Center.Host: Sebastian Schäffer, Managing Director IDM
1/12/2022

Healing the Economy: The European Silk Road - cooperation and recovery in CEE

Season 1, Ep. 26
Healing the Economy: The European Silk Road - cooperation and recovery in CEE"We need a new narrative and (...) a big common European mission, like the European Silk Road could be one of those narratives which could bring us together."In 2018, a study by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) proposed the European Silk Road as a response to China’s New Silk Road.Aiming to connect Europe’s eastern and western industrial centers the European Silk Road would generate growth and employment. This important booster for the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European Region could increase GDP on average by 3.5% and bring better and greener transport infrastructure.Together with Mario Holzner - Executive Director of the wiiw and Co-author of the study - Sebastian Schäffer is discussing the cooperative perspectives and goals of the European Silk Road.Artwork recommended by the guest: The Silk Road Symphony Orchestra (the musical background of The Conference of the Birds on the Silk Road Cultural Belt.)Read Mario Holzner’s research report here and find more about the European Silk Road here.CEE - Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.Guest: Mario Holzner, Executive Director at wiiw (Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche)Host: Sebastian Schäffer, Managing Director IDMProduction and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate IDM