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Europe's Stories Project

What story should Europe tell in the 21st-century? What do we want the EU to do by 2030? Our team, based in Oxford University, are going out to ask a wide range of Europeans about their formative, best and worst European moments. We are talking in greater depth to a number of Europeans, hearing their reflections on Europe's stories – and their own. We have also analysed a wide range of public opinion survey data, and are doing our own special polling in collaboration with the Eupinions project. The results are shown on the project website, https://europeanmoments.com/. We would also love to have your contribution, which you can share on https://europeanmoments.com/your-story. Contact us about anything else on info@europeanmoments.com

The project is directed by Professor Timothy Garton Ash and the Research Manager is Selma Kropp. For the project team see here. An advisory committee consists of leading Oxford academics: Professor Paul Betts, Dr Jonathan Bright, Professor Faisal Devji, Professor Carolin Duttlinger, Professor Robert Gildea, Professor Ruth Harris, Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh, Professor Andrew Hurrell, Dr Hartmut Mayer, Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis, Professor Rasmus Nielsen and Professor David Priestland.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 7. Timothy Garton Ash: Finale Interview | The Europe’s Stories Podcast For something different in this series finale, we speak with Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Politics at Oxford and Director the Europe’s Stories Project. Timothy Garton Ash, Ana Martins, Lucas Tse; 20 Oct 2021
2 Creative Commons 6. Europe in the World | The Europe’s Stories Podcast Ana and Lucas speak with Marianna Lovato and Olivier de France, the team’s experts on foreign policy and international politics. Marianna Lovato, Olivier de France, Ana Martins, Lucas Tse 12 Oct 2021
3 5. Democracy | The Europe’s Stories Podcast Today, we talk with Sophie Vériter and Josef Lolacher about the core of the European project - democracy. Sophie Vériter, Josef Lolacher, Ana Martins, Lucas Tse 05 Oct 2021
4 4. Social Europe | The Europe’s Stories Podcast Ana and Lucas speak today with our team’s specialists on the things that bring quality of life to Europeans - jobs, industry and the welfare state. Kristijan Fidanovski, Guillaume Paugam, Ana Martins, Lucas Tse. 28 Sep 2021
5 3. Free Movement | The Europe’s Stories Podcast Ana and Lucas speak today with Victoria Honsel and Reja Wyss, who co-wrote the report chapter on climate action. Both have also been young Europeans actively involved in politics. Reja Wyss, Victoria Honsel, Ana Martins, Lucas Tse 21 Sep 2021
6 2. Free Movement | The Europe’s Stories Podcast Ana and Lucas speak today with Luisa Melloh, who manages the project behind this series. Many things flow across borders - capital, goods, ideas - but young Europeans also assume that they themselves can move freely and with ease. Luisa Melloh, Ana Martins, Lucas Tse 14 Sep 2021
7 1. Who Are Young Europeans | The Europe’s Stories Podcast Today, Ana and Lucas speak with Dan Snow and Maeve Moynihan about who young Europeans are. Maeve Moynihan, Dan Snow, Ana Martins, Lucas Tse 07 Sep 2021
8 The Leszek Kołakowski Lecture: Is Poland still a liberal democracy? Constitutional breakdown and potential revival Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney and University of Warsaw), gives the 2019 Leszek Kołakowski Lecture. Wojciech Sadurski 08 Sep 2020
9 30 Years after the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time for a New Liberation? In this lecture, Professor Timothy Garton Ash will explore the peculiar character of populism in post-communist Europe, and the considerable forces of resistance to it. Timothy Garton Ash 08 Sep 2020
10 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture Europe's Story: Phoenix or Phantom? Timothy Snyder (Yale) gives the 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf lecture on Friday May 3rd 2019. Introduced by Manfred Lahnstein (ZEIT-Stiftung) and chaired by Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford). Timothy Synder, Timothy Garten-Ash, Manfred Lahnstein 18 Jun 2020
11 Germany, Europe and the West - 2020 Annual Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture The 2020 Dahrendorf Lecture, given by Dr Norbert Röttgen (Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag). The discussant is Gideon Rachman (Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times). Chaired by Professor Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's). Norbert Röttgen 15 Jun 2020
12 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 8. Concluding discussion:from cacophony to polyphony? What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Natalie Nougayrede (Guardian), Daniel Judt (Oxford) Chair: Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford). Natalie Nougayrède, Daniel Judt, Timothy Garton Ash 12 Jun 2020
13 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 7. Europe's stories seen from outside What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka University, Delhi), Sonia Lucarelli (University of Bologna), Khaled Fahmy (Cambridge) Chair: Faisal Devji (Oxford). Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Sonia Lucarelli, Khaled Fahmy, Faisal Devji 12 Jun 2020
14 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 6. Europe's insider outsiders What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Ayyam Sureau (Association Pierre Claver, Paris), Katalin Barsony (Romedia, Budapest), Ayse Kadioglu (Sabanci University, Istanbul), Chair: Ruth Harris (Oxford). Ayyam Sureau, Katalin Barsony, Ayse Kadioglu, Ruth Harris 11 Jun 2020
15 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 5. Europe's (his)story in schools, museums, theatre and foundations What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Steffen Sammler, Constanze Itzel, Katie Ebner-Landy, Michael Schwarz 10 Jun 2020
16 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 4. Writing a history of Europe What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Ian Kershaw, Andreas Wirsching, Margaret MacMillan, Paul Betts 10 Jun 2020
17 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 3. The power and perils of narrative What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Andrew Hurrell (Oxford), Kalypso Nicolaidis (Oxford), Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford) Chair: Rasmus Nielsen (Oxford). Andrew Hurrell, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Carolin Duttlinger, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen 10 Jun 2020
18 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 2.Contested narratives of today's Europe What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Andras Lanczi, Slawomir Sierakowski, Damian Boeselager, Gisela Stuart 10 Jun 2020
19 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 1.What do Europeans know? What do they care? What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Isabell Hoffmann (eupinions, Bertelsmann Foundation), Katrin Bennhold (New York Times), Christian Rauh (WZB), Daniel Judt (Oxford). Isabell Hoffmann, Katrin Bennhold, Christian Rauh, Daniel Judt 10 Jun 2020
20 Creative Commons The 2019 Leszek Kołakowski Lecture - Central European philosophy and the search for truth in dark times The 2019 Leszek Kołakowski Lecture was given by Marci Shore, associate professor of history at Yale University. Marci Shore, Timothy Garton Ash 18 Mar 2019