Podcast

Podcast


The Europe – Asia Podcast aims at deepening the mutual understanding and building stronger relations between Europe and Asia. Through the narrative driven conversations featuring high-level guests, we embark on the exploration of the complexities and nuances of our time. Episodes will feature the multi-layered relations between Europe and Asia, putting in context topics ranging from socio-historic phenomena, international relations, economics, sports, research and arts.


Erik Solheim

Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Erik Solheim


– Green transition and international cooperation

Exploring the topics of sustainable investments, green transition and international cooperation, the Europe – Asia Podcast’s featuring guest is former United Nation’s Under-secretary General and Executive director of UN Environmental Programme H.E. Erik Solheim. Excellency Solheim is renowned Norwegian diplomat and former politician, holding posts of Minister of International Development and Minister of the Environment between 2005 and 2012. From 2013 to 2016 he was the chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee in Paris, followed by the 2016 election to position of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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H.E. Violeta Bulc

Former EU Commissioner for Transport and Mobility

H.E. Violeta Bulc


– Sustainable development and digital transition

With the 2020 adoptation of the European Green Deal, European Commission has set a strategic course for Europe’s post-pandemic recovery and most importantly, approach to tackle the existential treat of climate change and environmental degradation. Exploring the topic of Sustainable development and Digital transition, the Europe – Asia Podcast’s featuring guest is former EU Commissioner for Transport and Mobility H.E. Violeta Bulc (the Junker Commission, 2014 – 2019). Excellency Bulc has as a Commissioner prioritized digitalisation, decarbonisation and innovation in the transport sector, and furthermore as a pro-actor, promoter and role model championed empowerement of women within Transport and Mobility.

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Tina Maze

Winter Olympic champion

Tina Maze


Celebrating the Olympic spirit ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

The universal values of excellence, friendship and mutual respect are the foundations of the Olympic movement, defined in the modern manifesto of Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1892. With only hours left until the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the Europe – Asia Podcast will be exploring the values that shape the modern Olympic movement and continue inspiring millions across the globe. Featuring guest of the first podcast episode is the winter sports royalty Tina Maze (Slovenia) and ambassador (ret.) Piet Steel (Belgium), who together with host Matic Gajsek reflect on the importance of sports diplomacy for building international dialogue and Ms Maze’s personal journey to the winning of 4 Olympic medals.

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