The first two episodes of the pan-European current affairs TV show “Vicinities Europe” are now a reality. After 9 months of continuous efforts by the CDRSEE team, hosts Susan Nadeau and Tim Judah gathered in the studio with guests from across Europe for very lively and sometimes intense discussion about the migrant and refugee crisis, and on current events and the future of Europe.
The pilot shows were made possible thanks to the financial support of the ERSTE Stiftung.
The show “Quo Vadis, Europe?”, which looked at recent current events and what they mean for Europe, included guests Florian Bieber from the University of Graz; Silvie Lauder of Respekt magazine; Stephane Grueso of eldiario.es; and Nenad Sebek of the Regional Cooperation Council.
The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe was the topic of the second show, which included Melita Sunjic of the UNHCR; Timea Kovacs of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights; Philippe Fargues of the Migration Policy Centre; and Vasilis Tsartsanis, an independent filmmaker. Discussion intensified as guests looked for answers to a difficult and sometimes tragic situation.
The show benefited from comments and the participation of a live audience that included members of the European Alternatives Network, European Fund for the Balkans Alumni and students from a joint master's degree programme with the University of Belgrade and the University of Graz.
The shows are now in the editing stage and will be ready for broadcasting in the next week .