In the first episode of 2022, Annette and Mathieu take a closer look at the democratic content of the EU, because according to David Van Reybrouck, writer and cultural historian, it is high time for radical innovations.
Van Reybrouck has been arguing for more citizen participation for years. In this episode he explains why he is such a proponent of this. And in that light, Annette and Mathieu discuss with him the Conference on the Future of Europe. What exactly does this conference entail? And is it a first step towards greater citizen participation in Europe?
Annette and Mathieu also call Wepke Kingma, the Dutch Representative of the Conference on the Future of Europe. What are the results of this initiative for citizen participation in our country? And why has the conference not been so visible here?
— disclaimer — the podcast Café Europa is only available in Dutch
Collaboration with Haagsch College
We make the podcast Café Europa together with our partner Haagsch College. Haagsch College is an initiative of Freek Ewals (former BNR Nieuwsradio) and Vincent Rietbergen (former NOS). They produce substantive productions such as theater tours with Rutger Bregman, Joris Luyendijk and Thomas Erdbrink. And in-depth live streams and podcasts about current events.