The new Interreg podcast episode asks: What now for Europe?

At a decisive moment in the history of the continent, what does the future hold for Europe – and what can we learn from its past?

translate need translation with this page?
This dropdown can help you to translate automatically the website into other language. These translations are created automatically by Google so please note that they might not be accurate.

In this episode, Shahidha Bari convenes a panel of European thinkers for a conversation about the future of cooperation on the continent.

Simon Jenkins is a Guardian columnist and the author of ‘A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin’.

Birte Wassenberg is Professor in Contemporary History at the University of Strasbourg.

Reinier Zweers works with Interreg as Coordinator of European Cooperation in the Gelderland province.


Together, they tackle the big questions facing Europe – from populist politics to the climate crisis – and ask how the continent might survive and thrive now and after the global pandemic.

Recorded remotely, across three different countries, this episode marks the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities – and dives into the role that Interreg can play at a decisive moment in the history of Europe.

Click here to listen to this and previous episodes of ‘This is Europe’ podcast in your favourite platforms.