The Renew Europe Group in the European Committee of the Regions (Renew Europe CoR) has just published the third episode of their podcast, “Letter from Brussels”.
This third episode tells the story of a pioneering Belgian woman who was well ahead of her time in the protection of biodiversity, and also looks at the value of language learning, the nominations for the Adamowicz award, LGBTIQ Freedom cities, the future of urban mobility, the threat of rural depopulation, and local youth shaping climate adaptation.
A 15-minute podcast written for the members of the Liberal Mayors Network and any other interested listeners, “Letter from Brussels” brings first-hand information from the highest level of the European Union. This information is relevant to the mayors’ work as city leaders and will help them and their citizens connect with European decision-making and contribute to strengthening the Union. It also gives a perspective on the city of Brussels itself, capital of Europe and of Belgium, and home to more than one million people, with a history going back centuries.
“Letter from Brussels” is written and narrated by Sean O’Curneen, Secretary General of Renew Europe CoR, a former journalist, and is partly inspired by BBC radio’s Letter from America by Alistair Cooke which ran from 1946 to 2004. The podcast is recorded in English; it will appear after every CoR plenary, at least 5 times a year.