Two Europeans who have never met each other launched a podcast called “Europe Calling” for everyone to enjoy and participate in. The hosts, a soon-to-be lawyer from the UK and a young journalist from Germany, will discuss the advantages and problems of European citizenship and its consequences in everyday life in the broadest sense. On the podcast, they will also interview (young) people from across Europe and beyond looking at the legal background vs. the reality of things in an informal chat about people’s hopes and worries, some real life examples and what could change or stay the way it is and why.
Bettina Wolff and Joel Baccas launched the podcast series ahead of the recent EU elections to try and engage more young voters in European politics and to promote voting during the elections. They’ve also interviewed young people from Tunisia and experts on specific topics. During the summer of 2019 interviews with young European citizens from the following countries are planned: Germany, Portugal, Spain, UK, Czech Republic, Italy, France and Sweden. The goal is to promote active citizenship in Europe and beyond through a mix of entertainment, participation, exchange, reflection and political action.