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Magellan Journal

Magellan Journal

By Magellan
A podcast series by the Magellan European Affairs Consultancy based in Porto and Brussels.

Topic include environment, transport, mobility and other.
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Episode #22 - Recovery and resilience plan for Portugal and Europe with Ricardo Oliveira, PJLM
Ricardo Oliveira has 25 years experience in European Law and Competition. We talk to Ricardo about how the Recovery and Resilience Plan can help the post COVID 19 crisis and what is the role of entities such as PLMJ and Magellan in facilitating such solutions.  
August 24, 2021
Episode #21 - Bridging European Union and Portuguese citizens with Sofia Colares Alves
One of the greatest challenges presented to the European Union is its relationship with the citizens and communicating its role adequately. This has been the challenging task for our latest podcast guest and Head of European Commission Representation in Portugal - Sofia Colares Alves. Sofia shares the most significant outcomes of her five year mandate as well as the main takeaways from the Portugal’s Presidency of the Council which finished this June.
July 15, 2021
Episode #20 - Funding Horizon with Rita Gil Mata, Magellan
This time, we have the pleasure to introduce you to our new colleague Rita Gil Mata,  who took the role of Head of EU Funding in Magellan this June. With a brilliant academic and professional career in the fields of research and funding, Rita was recently elected as Ordinary Board Member of EARMA - European Association of Research Managers and Administrators. We talk about the challenges associated with Horizon Europe, in contrast with Horizon 2020, and Magellan's participation in this new programme.
July 1, 2021
Episode #19 - The new Horizon Europe with Anabela Carvalho
Anabela Carvalho is responsible for the International Networks Unit at ANI – the Portuguese National Innovation Agency; and she is the Portuguese National Contact Point and Delegate to Cluster 5 "Climate, Energy and Mobility" and Cluster 6 "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment" of Horizon Europe, within the PERIN: Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation Network. We talk to Anabela about the new Horizon Europe programme and how Portugal can double its participation in the funding programmes.
May 12, 2021
Episode #18 - The new European automotive industry with Joost Vantomme, ACEA
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) is the main lobbying and standards group of the automobile industry in the European Union. In this episode, we speak to Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director at ACEA about one of the most regulated sectors in Europe and the revolution of the individual mobility. 
April 16, 2021
Episode #17 - Cyber security in Europe with Silvana Precup
What do we know about cyber security in Europe? How can we protect our data? In our #InternationalWomensDay2021 special, cyber security expert Silvana Precup shares her insights on data privacy in our everyday lives and tell the story of what it's like to work in this challenging and often gender unequal sector. 
March 11, 2021
Episode #16 - Innovative digital technologies for Europe with Eunice Ribeiro, i2CAT Foundation
In this podcast we speak to Eunice Ribeiro, Director of EC R&I Strategy and Policy at I2CAT Foundation based in Barcelona. I2CAT is a leading research and innovation center in advanced digital technologies to build the digital society of the future. We talk to Eunice about 5G, blockchain and other technologies and how the European and national funding can support their development and early adoption to reap out their benefits in society and industry.
February 24, 2021
Episode #15 - Kicking off #EU2021PT with Ambassador Pedro Lourtie
Just a few days after the official launch of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Ambassador Pedro Lourtie gives us an exclusive insight into the 4th Portuguese Presidency. What will the next six months bring for the European citizens, Portugal as the Member State in change and European Union as a whole? Tune in our first podcast of 2021 and find out!
January 18, 2021
Episode #14 - Post pandemic mobility with Stephanie Leonard, TomTom
What is the role of governments when it comes to shared mobility and next generation vehicles? How can we bring back the trust in the commuter in the post pandemic world? These are some of the issues we discuss with Stephanie Leonard, Head of Innovation and Policy at TomTom, location technology leader. 
December 7, 2020
Episode #13 - Roadmaps for European logistics with Fernando Liesa, ALICE
In this podcast, we talk to Fernando Liesa, secretary general of ALICE, one of the six European Technology Platforms set up by the European Commission in 2013, focused on supply chain and logistics.  Fernando tells us more about the ALICE roadmaps for action at national and EU level.  
November 18, 2020
Episode #12 - Safer roads with Lina Konstantinopoulou, EuroRAP
Lina Konstantinopoulou is Secretary General of The European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) which has been promoting a Europe free of high-risk roads since 1999. Lina tells us how EuroRAP supports cities and road authorities in achieving safer roads through its global iRAP protocols.
September 29, 2020
Episode #11 - Waterborne transport revolution with Jaap Gebraad, SEAEUROPE
Jaap Gebraad is Research and Development Affairs Director at SEA Europe, the voice of the maritime civil and naval industries in Europe. We talk to Jaap about the Waterborne Technology Platform, which has been set up as an industry-oriented Technology Platform to establish a continuous dialogue between all waterborne stakeholders in the quest for zero-emissions waterborne transport. 
September 2, 2020
Episode #10 - Science in Europe with Maria da Graça Carvalho, European Parliament
Maria da Graça Carvalho has been deeply involved in the European and national politics in her home country, Portugal. With an academic background in mechanical engineering,  Graça talks us through the importance of science and innovation in Europe and how to get more women in technology jobs. 
July 30, 2020
Episode #9 - Road transport during and after the pandemic with Steve Phillips, CEDR
Steve Phillips, Secretary General at CEDR, Conference of European Directors of Roads talks about the importance of European roads, the "Green corridors" initiative and the role of freight transport during the pandemic. 
July 15, 2020
Episode #8 - Digitalisation for ports with Phanthian Zuesongdham, Port of Hamburg
In this episode we talk to Phanthian Zuesongdham - Head of Digital and Business Transformation at the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) about the digitalisation and innovation in one of the worlds biggest ports and how it has dealt with the coronavirus crisis.
July 7, 2020
Episode #7 - Public transport in the era of coronavirus with Artur Perchel, UITP
Public transport has been hit hard by the recent and still ongoing coronavirus crisis. In this podcast, we talk to Artur Perchel, Deputy Director at UITP - International Association of Public Transport about the recovery of the sector and the shift to shared mobility. 
June 29, 2020
Episode #6 - Future trends in transport and infrastructure with Maria de Lurdes Antunes, LNEC
Maria de Lurdes Antunes is Vice President of National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) in Portugal and President of the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL). We ask Maria de Lurdes about defining the future trends in transport and infrastructure and how will the new Horizon Europe programme go about them.
June 17, 2020
Episode #5 - EU Biodiversity Strategy with Humberto Delgado Rosa, European Commission
The European Commission has recently adopted the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, an ambitious, long-term plan for protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. In this episode we talk to Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director at DG Environment of the European Commission about the main objectives of the strategy and how we can shift from liking nature to systematically protecting biodiversity.
June 11, 2020
Episode #4 - European industrial recovery with Paulo Vaz, AEP
"We are going to live through a very challenging moment: coronavirus pandemic will bring the worst economic crisis in a century and its outcomes are unpredictable". In this podcast we talk to Paulo Vaz, the business activities leader of “AEP – Associação Empresarial de Portugal”, the biggest and most important Entrepreneurial Association in Portugal and one of most influential business organisations in Europe. We ask Paulo how can Europe recover from the economic crisis and become a global leader?
June 4, 2020
Episode #3 - Plastics and circular economy with Pedro São Simão, Portuguese Plastics Pact
Pedro São Simão has recently become the coordinator of the Portuguese Plastics Pact (PPP) which has the aim to create a plastic circular economy in Portugal where plastics never become waste.  We talk to Pedro about the ambitious targets of the PPP to completely eliminate unnecessary plastics and shift to 100% recyclable ones by 2025. 
May 27, 2020
Episode #2 - "The New Normal" with João Falcão e Cunha, FEUP
João Falcão e Cunha is dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto. We asked João how his Faculty and students adapted to the new ways of studying and working and what implications will "the new normal" have our working habits in the long run.
May 20, 2020
Episode #1 - TRA2020 with Alina Koskela, Traficom
In our first podcast we talk to Alina Koskela, Chair of the Management Committee of the Transport Research Arena 2020 conference which was supposed to take place this week in Helsinki, Finland. Just like many other events, it was canceled due to the Corona virus outbreak. What had TRA2020 prepared for you this week and why was Helsinki chosen as host city in the first place?
April 29, 2020