The Seventh Value
Episode Two: Freedom
How do we define freedom? Do we only recognise it when we are at risk of losing it? From Hong Kong to Brussels, Episode Two of The Seventh Value explores the value of 'freedom' through the lens of the social movements and uprisings that have broken out across the world over the last two decades.
Freedom is enshrined into the treaty of the European Union – the founding agreements that bind all member countries together – in several ways. Yet, in Europe today, many individuals lack the basic necessities to access these freedoms.
Stefan Birger, Director of the Institute for Social Movements in Germany, joins host Juli Simond to discuss what freedom means, what circumstances need to be in place for it to truly exist, and why so many people are taking to the streets to fight for a free future.
About The Seventh Value
The Seventh Value is a collaboration between the Evens Foundation and Are We Europe, which explores the values that make up the fabric and face of the European Union. Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights. Over 70 years ago these founding pillars were written into the treaty of the European Union, but how have they withstood the test of time? What other values might be important today? Find out more here.
Episode Two Credits
Guest – Stefan Berger, Director, Institute for Social Movements
Host – Juli Simond, Are We Europe
Producer – Anneleen Ophoff, Are We Europe
Sound Designer – Wederik De Backer, Are We Europe
Coordinator – Federica Mantoan, Evens Foundation