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From dating to drugs, from influencers to sports – listen to highlights from the Echolocation podcast. Since we started the Echolocation podcast we have explored a variety of topics, from gay rights to AI technology, from entrepreneurship to the relations with Russia. In Echolocation #17, we bring together the best from all episodes. Listen to …

How do drugs affect our societies? Can you use drugs without being an addict? And what help is there for those who get trapped in addiction? The issue of illegal drugs – and a possible legalization –  is very much in centre of the debate in many European countries. So, what do people think – and do …

Despite that 32 years has passed since Moldova and Georgia became independent, Russia and Russian culture and language continuous to play an important role in the two countries. What does it mean to young people on the two countries? And how is it like to be a Russian exile activist living in Sweden? How has …

What is ”lagom”, what happens if you sit beside someone in an otherwise empty bus, and do Swedes really pay that high taxes? Dive into a very Swedish episode of Echolocation! I guess you already know everything about Sweden, right? If not, here is the chance to learn more about this Nordic country. In episode …

In recent years, Europe has witnessed a surge in young entrepreneurs who are reshaping industries with their fresh perspectives and boundless ambition. But what are their challenges? And what advice can they give to aspiring young entrepreneurs. In this episode, we set our focus on the vibrant landscape of entrepreneurship in Europe and how it’s …

What are the chances for Georgia to become a EU member? What are the dreams and hopes of young people in Georgia? What would it mean for Georgia to become a part of the European Union and what could Georgia bring to the EU-family? In June 2022, EU leaders granted Ukraine and Moldova candidate status while …

Den georgiska Pridefestivalen har ställts in sedan högerextrema grupper stormat festivalområdet – av allt att döma i samförstånd med polisen och det styrande Georgia Dream-partiet. Fördömandena från både EU och FN är starka. Frågan är hur det som hänt kommer att påverka Georgiens möjlighet att gå med i EU. Trots att polisen gjorde offentliga uttalanden …

How can brain drain be reverse so that a country like Moldova can convince the young generation to stay in the country? That was the topic for a live discussion that took place in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova as a part of the Echolocation project. Less and less Moldovan students choose Moldovan universities to …

What does the car mean to Georgians? Do people in Georgia talk about other things besides food and wine – and why is the mother of Georgia holding a sword in her hand? I guess you already know everything about Georgia, right? If not, here is the chance to learn more about this European country, situated …

”Sasha”, en ung Vesna-aktivist, flydde från Ryssland efter att ha hotats efter att ha deltagit i demonstrationer mot Rysslands invasion. Det tog honom tre dagar att köra 2 000 km till Georgien där han fortsätter att kämpa för demokrati och respekt för mänskliga rättigheter. Dagen efter att Ryssland inledde ett fullskaligt krig mot Ukraina höll …

Degi i Mongoliet och Manana från Georgien föredrar att utforska kultur eller natur. Seif från Tunisien rensar gärna tankarna i naturen. Erick i Kenya och Abu i Bangladesh reser gärna till platser där de kan njuta av den lokala maten.  För många är semester en efterlängtad paus från vardagens stress och en möjlighet att utforska …

“Sasha”, a young Vesna activist, fled Russia after receiving threats for participating in demonstrations. It took him three days to drive 2000 km to Georgia where he is continuing to fight for democracy and respect for human rights.  The day after Russia initiated a full-scale war against Ukraine, the youth organization Vesna held demonstrations all …

What role do sports play in modern societies today? What do they mean for a country’s national identity and how are they linked to politics and economy? Sports have been a part of life since the start of human civilization. They brings us together but they can also drive us apart. Sports have become more and …

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Från Europadrömmar till ett försiktigt krypande för Ryssland alltmedan de totalitära tendenserna växer. Så ser utvecklingen ut i Georgien. Frågan är – vill de styrande i landet ens vara en del av Europa? Och kan de unga vända utvecklingen? Det har snart gått en månad sedan de unga demonstranterna lyckades stoppa de styrande från att …

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Sverige kan komma att avsluta samarbete med myndigheter i Georgien som en följd av att det styrande partiet blir alltmer influerat av Ryssland. Det framgår av den senaste rapporteringen från ambassaden i Georgien till UD i Stockholm. En faktauppgift har korrigerats 4/4. Georgien har länge varit ett förhållandevis stort samarbetsland för det svenska biståndet och 2022 …

I Georgien försöker de styrande driva landet allt närmare Ryssland. I Moldavien betalar en oligark fattigpensionärer för att protestera mot EU-närmandet. Mot maktens män står den unga generationen i Moldavien och Georgien – Generation Z vill tillhöra Europa! Hör mer om de ungas kamp för en framtid i Europa. När de styrande i Georgien försökte införa …

De senaste dagarna har våra granskningar lett till rekordmånga läsare. Nu öppnar vi en av de artiklar som engagerat mest – om hur 200 barn redan i år utvisats från Sverige – för alla, skriver Global Bar Magazines chefredaktör David Isaksson. Det har varit minst sagt intensiva dagar här på Global Bar Magazine. Toppmötena inom EU …

KRÖNIKA. Genom samarbetet med unga redaktioner i Moldavien och Georgien har vi kunnat diskutera saker som den framtida arbetsmarknaden och nationsöverskrinande dejting. Samtidigt har jag fått en insyn i för mig helt bortglömda hörn av världen. Det skriver Samuel Rivera, en av programledarna bakom podden Echolocation. Detta är en krönika, de åsikter som framförs är …

Sweden, Moldova, Georgia. What do our three countries have in common and what can we learn from each other? Listen to a special episode of Echolocation about how everything started – and what we plan for the future. Finally, the team behind the Echolocation podcast met in Chisinau (or “Kiss-me-now” for those having difficulties with …

How do you cook a good mamaliga, what is it like in the Transnistrian region and where in Chisinau would you take your first date?   I guess you already know everything about Moldova, right? If not, here is the chance to learn more about this great land-locked European country, situated on the crossroads between …

How do you find the ”right one”? What is the difference in dating between Sweden, Moldova and Georgia? Maybe the new episode of Echolocation will give you the right answers. How does social media influence young people’s dating behaviour? Are the online apps efficient in finding a ”perfect match“ and what is it like to …

Like most people, you’re probably doubting that influencers might impact your life very much. We like to feel in control of our lives, and we probably are, however many of our decisions are influenced by certain people, even by those who are not in our environment.  In this episode we’ll talk about those whose stories …

Why are old men in Eastern European countries so afraid of Pride and the LGBTQI movement? What can young people do to make them more gay-friendly? What should you think of before you decide to come out of the closet in countries such as Moldova and Georgia and what can we learn from Sweden when …

KOMMENTAR. Putin utlovar mobilisering, protesterna i Iran växer och Sverigebilden har fått sig en ordentlig törn, samtidigt som allt fler ifrågasätter meningen med FN:s årliga möten. Ja, det finns många sätt att fira den Internationella fredsdagen, konstaterar Global Bar Magazines chefredaktör David Isaksson. De åsikter som framförs i denna text är författarens egna. I FN:s …

Why are old men in Eastern European countries so afraid of Pride and the LGBTQI movement? What can young people do to make them more gay-friendly? What should you think of before you decide to come out of the closet in countries such as Moldova and Georgia and what can we learn from Sweden when …

As Russian forces are becoming more and more brutal people in Moldova are holding their breath, while at the same time assisting tens of thousands of refugees that have already arrived in the country. And in Georgia, people have not forgotten the Russian invasion in 2008. Will Russia try to expand their ground even more? …

For years people in Georgia and Moldova have heard the sweet voices from Brussels, promising a brighter future as a part of the European family. But besides words, nothing has happened. What do young people in the countries think – and what could happen if the talks lead to nothing? In Echolocation, a special serie of …

Why are young people more passive in politics that their parents? What changes do they want and how do they look upon their own possibility to influence the society? Listen to three young voices from Moldova, Georgia and Sweden. Echolocation – bringing your voices together is a special podcast cooperation with between Georgia (Knews), Moldova …