#6 Europe: United in Diversity?

Tomorrow People

Jun 19 2019 • 31 mins

With the European elections just a few weeks behind us, we thought it would be interesting to find out what makes Europeans European? Are we united in diversity, as the official motto claims? Steering away from politics, we go looking for people and ideas that reach across borders, in order to understand each other a little bit better.

Topics include: identity, language, europe, european, eu, european union, english, e-residency, estonia

Guests on this episode:

Katy Lee - Journalist/Podcaster
Paris, 🇫🇷 France

As co-host of a podcast called The Europeans, and as a British journalist based in Paris, who better to ask the question about what makes us European? Turns out, the answer is not that simple. But it’s very much worth talking about, because we often barely know each other. Let’s do something about that!

Toomas Tirs - Ambassador
🇪🇪 Estonia

Estonia is often billed as the most advanced digital society in the world, so we sat down with the Estonian ambassador to talk about their intriguing e-Residency program. It promises to make it easy for anyone to start and run an Estonian business online – from the comfort of your own desk, anywhere on the entire planet.

Marko Modiano - Linguist
Gävle, 🇸🇪 Sweden

Finally we turn to the topic of languages, because boy, Europe has a lot of those. But increasingly we’re all talking English to each other – I’m doing it now! This is the primary field of study for Marko Modiano, linguist and English professor near Stockholm, Sweden. Tune in and listen to his unique, positive view on Euro English as an intermediary language.

For pictures, additional links, credits and full transcript, visit: https://tomorrowpeople.today/europe-united-in-diversity


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