On this page we present podcasts on this year’s European Forum Alpbach. Some podcasts are in German and some in English.
Die Presse “In Alpbach”
„Die Presse“ berichtet im Podcast „In Alpbach“ direkt aus Alpbach und liefert Einblicke hinter die Kulissen des diesjährigen Forums. Ab 26. August in fünf Teilen. Abrufbar auf DiePresse.com/Podcast und überall, wo es Podcasts gibt.
“Dezentrum x EFA20”
The Swiss Think & Do Tank Dezentrum produced three podcast episodes around the question “How can digital technologies strengthen our democracies?”.
The podcasts and Dezentrums workshops are part of “Re:think Alliances,” an initiative of the European Forum Alpbach Foundation supported by Stiftung Mercator, Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Joanna Rohozinska – State-sponsored information warfare
In our first episode we talk to Joanna Rohozinska about the current information warfare that manipulates political discourses across Europe. With the beacon project Joanna and her colleagues try to counter these state-sponsored campaigns attempting to undermine democracies not only, but especially in Eastern Europe.
Joanna Rohozinska will also be the guest for a fireside chat in the EFA20 Democracy Booth on 29 August, 12:00-13:00.
Evija Celma – Digital literacy & education
In the second episode we put the spotlight on education. Our guest from Latvia, Evija Celma is working on several digital literacy projects. The imminent lack of employees is best tackled with promoting ICT skills in schools, that is why she is working for the IT education foundation in Latvia. But as often, it is not that simple: Studies have shown that stereotypes impede equal representation in the digital sector.
Evija Celma will also be the guest for a fireside chat in the EFA20 Democracy Booth on 26 August, 18:00-19:00.
Bailey Richardson – How to build communities (and democracies?)
In our last episode we’re meeting Bailey Richardson, an expert for community building who helps to build communities of all kinds around the world. We discuss why vibrant communities need leaders, how they can use digital tools, and whether these learnings can also be adapted for our democracies of the future.