Central Europe Explained


EP12 - Global Warming does not have Borders

Season 1, Ep. 13

“Emissions don’t know any borders: the ones emitted from a coal power plant in Czech Republic are just as responsible for the bushfires in Australia as emissions emitted in Australia or in the US or anywhere else. We all have the responsibility to reduce our emissions.

In our previous episode, Katalin-Tünde Huber mentioned that we need intensive European support and long-time projects regarding challenges such as Climate Change. Following the 2016 Paris Agreement, the European Green Deal policy aims to be climate-neutral by 2050.

Therefore, Daniela Neubacher (research associate at IDM) is welcoming the energy expert Kateřina Davidová, a researcher at the Czech Think Tank EUROPEUM in Prague, and project coordinator for the Centre for Transport and Energy. Together, they will discuss climate-neutrality, its importance on a region and international scale, and the ways the EU and its member states are dealing with this new policy. 

CEE - Central Europe Explained, an IDM podcast series powered by Erste Group.

With Kateřina Davidová and Daniela Neubacher.

Production: Emma Hontebeyrie

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EP40 - Where the river flows, science follows

Season 2, Ep. 21
The Danube Tech Valley Initiative, Central Europe’s next innovative driver Countries of the Danube Region find common ground with their shared cultures and histories but also their variety of traditional industries. During the past decades, innovative technologies have flooded the region, although western countries remain the prominent leader in innovation. Yet, a new driver is awaiting, and it seems that Central Europe and the Danube Region only need the right resources.     The Danube Tech Valley Initiativeaims to actively use the region's innovative wealth to create a vibrant hub of industries and technology. Supported by the global think-tank GLOBSEC, the DTVI set the goal of building an innovative ecosystem in the Central European Region.     Which concrete opportunity does the Danube Tech Valley represent for CEE? Which obstacle lies ahead, especially regarding potential regional and EU-level dichotomies?  Sebastian Schäffer (IDM) tackled these questions with Wilhelm Molterer, Chairman of GLOBSEC Board of Directors, former Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister of Austria. Our guest recommendation:   Janoska Ensemble, THE BIG B‘s – Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Beatles, Bizet & Bartók Guest: Wilhelm Molterer, Chairman of GLOBSEC Board of Directors, former Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister of Austria. Host: Sebastian Schäffer, Managing Director at IDM Production and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate at IDM