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Emerging Europe Talks is a series of discussions offering insight and intelligence designed to help entrepreneurs, investors, governments and all knowledge-seekers navigate emerging Europe. The talks focus on innovation and technology, sustainable social and economic growth, and help the right people identify the right opportunities and trends. The series is delivered by Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, community and news platform whose mission is to foster the social, economic and democratic development of 23 countries in Central, Eastern, South-East and North-East Europe.

Emerging Europe Talks is a series of discussions offering insight and intelligence designed to help entrepreneurs, investors, governments and all knowledge-seekers navigate emerging Europe. The talks focus on innovation and technology, sustainable social and economic growth, and help the right people identify the right opportunities and trends. The series is delivered by Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, community and news platform whose mission is to foster the social, economic and democratic development of 23 countries in Central, Eastern, South-East and North-East Europe.

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United Kingdom

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Emerging Europe Talks is a series of discussions offering insight and intelligence designed to help entrepreneurs, investors, governments and all knowledge-seekers navigate emerging Europe. The talks focus on innovation and technology, sustainable social and economic growth, and help the right people identify the right opportunities and trends. The series is delivered by Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, community and news platform whose mission is to foster the social, economic and democratic development of 23 countries in Central, Eastern, South-East and North-East Europe.

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English

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Episodes

#29 #EETalks Prosperity — Innovation in Central Asia with Bruno Balvanera

5/11/2021
Innovation and digitalisation mean open, transparent and convenient opportunities for citizens and business. While 59.5 per cent of the global population are active internet users, Central Asia is one of the least digitally connected regions in the world. However, national governments, particularly in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, have lofty digital ambitions. That process is enhanced by young entrepreneurs with creative ideas that offer various solutions and a large consumer market of some 75...

Duration:00:23:26

#28 #EETalks Prosperity — Entrepreneurship in Montenegro with Uroš Bulatović

4/27/2021
Travel is what usually comes to mind when thinking about Montenegro, and it's no wonder. In 2019, before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, some three million tourists arrived in the country, which has a population of less than 650,000: the tourism sector accounts for almost a quarter of Montenegro’s GDP. Beyond tourism, however, the country also boasts a thriving entrepreneurial scene with an increasing pool of young and creative talent. Uroš Bulatović, the founder and president of...

Duration:00:23:17

#27 #EETalks Partnership — CEE and South Korea with Yonho Kim

4/13/2021
South Korea is one of the four Asian Tigers, which have steadily retained a high rate of economic growth since the 1960s. It started as an agriculture-based country and is now the world’s 12th largest economy, its GDP worth 1,619 billion US dollars. The value of the country’s technology exports has grown more than 20 times since the beginning of the millennium to reach 13.8 billion US dollars. Yonho Kim, associate research professor of practice and associate director of the Institute for...

Duration:00:21:19

#26 #EETalks People — Digital Habits with Monika Czerwonka

2/16/2021
Two in five Europeans feel that digital technologies are spreading too quickly, while nearly the same amount (39 per cent) say that the pace of change is overwhelming, according to a recent survey by eToro. Despite the relatively low level of digital penetration, Poland values digital technologies more highly than any of the other nine countries, while Romania’s support for increased digitalisation across various sectors is second only to Poland. Monika Czerwonka, a professor at the Warsaw...

Duration:00:22:32

#25 #EETalks Partnership — France and CEE with Romain Le Quiniou

2/9/2021
French President Emmanuel Macron doesn't have a good track record of collaboration with the emerging Europe region. In 2017, he said that Poland, where a nationalist, eurosceptic government took office in 2015, was moving in the opposite direction to Europe on numerous issues and would not be able to dictate the path of Europe’s future. He annoyed governments in the region when he pledged to take steps to counter “social dumping” in France in which companies employ cheaper labour from the...

Duration:00:23:18

#24 #EETalks Prosperity — IT Landscape with Oleksii Toporkov

2/2/2021
The emerging Europe region’s IT sector has in recent years garnered a reputation for producing high-value services through the use of a talented, skilled labour force, operating at consistently high rates of productivity. Indeed, the sector has become key to the development of national economies across the region. However, the countries of emerging Europe are not particularly well integrated - either politically or economically. It has been quite the challenge to look beyond the large IT...

Duration:00:10:34

#23 #EETalks Planet — Sustainable Fashion with Magdalena Płonka

1/26/2021
The volume of apparel and footwear being produced globally was expected to have grown by 81 per cent to 102 million tons in 2020, according to report published by the Global Fashion Agenda in Copenhagen and the Boston Consulting Group in 2019. But is the fashion industry becoming more sustainable? What is the difference between fast and slow fashion? Are consumers aware of the trends? And how do young designers see their future in the industry? Dr Magdalena Płonka, director of...

Duration:00:21:03

#22 #EETalks Prosperity — Start-up Ecosystems with Jerzy Brodzikowski

1/19/2021
Pandemic or not, start-ups are popping up at an exponential rate across emerging Europe and the rest of the world. Cities, regions and countries are now all trying to understand how to best assist these emergent ventures and how to establish the kind of environment that is conducive to increasing their success. In the latest edition of Emerging Europe Talks, Andrew Wrobel speaks with Jerzy Brodzikowski, general manager at the Cambridge Innovation Centre Warsaw, about what comprises an...

Duration:00:24:25

#21 #EETalks Prosperity — Smart Urban Living with Radu Puchiu

1/12/2021
History has long demonstrated that epidemics spur innovation and new solutions. City sewerage systems, public transit and housing regulations are just a couple of examples. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to reboot much of our urban living - from home to office, park to restaurant. Some cities have increased parkland, others cycle lanes, others have redesigned public spaces. Architects are rethinking urban infrastructure to promote a more local way of life. But there are still...

Duration:00:19:40

#20 #EETalks Peace — The Covid Pandemic's Impact on Democracy, with Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

12/22/2020
In December last year, concepts such as lockdowns, quarantine, mask mandates, hand sanitisers and social distancing were unknown to most of us. Over the last twelve months, however, they have become some of the most frequently used phrases across the globe. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our plans, goals, routines, habits and has literally distanced us from other people. In the meantime, international organisations have called for a great reset, or to build back better, and we have...

Duration:00:23:44

#19 #EETalks People: Female Leadership with Olga Grygier-Siddons

12/8/2020
Diverse business and political leaders are more likely to create greater value, spot and address risks and challenges than people with a similar background, culture, of the same gender and of the same age and experience. But is leadership gender-specific? What defines a business and a political leader? Should we look at fairness and quotas or rather at merit? How can women contribute to solving the challenges of a highly polarised public debate? Andrew Wrobel speaks with Olga...

Duration:00:23:13

#18 #EETalks Partnership: Emerging Europe’s Image with Craig Turp

12/1/2020
Few people from outside emerging Europe have witnessed more changes in the region than Craig Turp, who has lived and worked across Central and Eastern Europe for almost 25 years, first for travel guide publisher In Your Pocket and for the past three years as editor of Emerging Europe. In this edition of Emerging Europe Talks, Turp speaks with Andrew Wrobel about how the region's transition has been uneven, and how emerging Europe is often portrayed far too subjectively in the international...

Duration:00:19:46

#17 #EETalks Planet: Sustainable Business with Marek Dietl

11/24/2020
The implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 made Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance – or ESG – paramount for investors across the world. Although Impact Investing and ESG Investing were, back then, niche investment strategies, the UN’s SDGs marked the onset of a paradigm shift in the investment landscape – establishing the first voluntary link between sustainability and financial services. So where does emerging Europe stand when it comes to ESG...

Duration:00:24:56

#16 #EETalks Partnership: Three Seas Initiative with Thibault Muzergues

11/17/2020
Two weeks before its pivotal presidential election, the United States pledged up to one billion euros to the Three Seas Initiative (3SI). What many people are now wondering, however, is will the initiative be equally important to the Joe Biden administration? Is it of strategic importance to the United States? And what is the future of the Three Seas Initiative now that a dedicated commercially-managed investment fund has been launched? Will it include other countries, like Ukraine? Will...

Duration:00:21:33

#15 #EETalks Prosperity: Entrepreneurship with Russ Shaw

11/10/2020
Today's technology start-ups thrive on fast delivery, implementing user feedback, and pivoting their approaches. However, testing assumptions, mediocre applications, and isolated solutions can end a project before it even gets off the ground. That’s why they need an innovation-driven environment to truly thrive – a community of like-minded people. This community should be not only local, but also regional and global, as is Tech Emerging Europe Advocates, part of the Global Tech Advocates...

Duration:00:23:28

#14 #EEtalks Digital Economy in Serbia with Nenad Paunović

11/3/2020
Serbia's technology sector is booming, already accounting for six per cent of the country’s GDP and employing around 45,000 individuals. In 2019, the country exported 1.5 billion euros worth of IT products and services. The gaming and blockchain sectors are booming. The government has digitalized a lot of its public services and introduced coding classes in primary schools. Nenad Paunović, director of the IT and Entrepreneurship Team in the Office of the Serbian Prime Minister, and...

Duration:00:20:14

#13 #EETalks Ethical Marketing with Dobrosława Gogłoza

10/20/2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way we eat, with the number of British consumers turning to a plant-based diet growing faster than ever. In June this year, there were 1.1 million vegans in the UK, and the number is set to double by the end of this year. In the US, demand for plant-based food has climbed by 268 per cent since the beginning of the pandemic. Europeans spend about 1.2 billion euros on vegan products, still only a small fraction compared to the 230 billion euros that they...

Duration:00:21:22

#12 #EETalks Future of Media with Kinga Incze

10/6/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected both traditional media and online platforms. It’s not only an unprecedented economic challenge. Social distancing disrupts the complete physical media value chain. It rewrites basic rules of life, including communication and also accelerates previous issues like privacy, fake news, unfair competition, outdated regulation, political advertising, copyright issues What is the future of the media sector? What challenges are traditional and new media outlets...

Duration:00:19:15

#11 #EETalks Real Estate (Crowdfunding) with Gustas Germanavičius

9/22/2020
Tallinn-based property and fintech start-up EvoEstate, which Emerging Europe included in its list of 10 start-ups from the region to watch in 2020, continues to disrupt the real estate market and make it more democratic for retail investors. In mid-September, the real estate crowdfunding aggregator had 210 projects in its portfolio and with a pre-seed round closed, EvoEstate will now turn its attention to taking its innovative real estate investment platform global to begin providing...

Duration:00:17:17

#10 #EETalks Cross-Cultural Sales with Kasia Lanucha and Bob Spence

9/15/2020
Which international sales method should be used when selling software as a service (SaaS) to UK buyers? How to understand the way British buyers do business? What role do language skills and small talk play in the process? And how to sell during the Covid-19 pandemic? In the latest episode of Emerging Europe Talks, Andrew Wrobel speaks with Kasia Lanucha, a Cambridge University lecturer recognised as a cross-culture thinker and coach, and Bob Spence, the director of international business...

Duration:00:29:14