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Magellan Circle Journal

42 EpisodesProduced by Magellan CircleWebsite

A podcast series by the Magellan Circle, a European Affairs consultancy based in Porto, Genoa and Brussels.Topic include environment, transport, mobility and other.

42 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

#EURegionsWeek Talks with Eduardo Rodrigues, AMP

September 18th, 2023


In our special edition podcast episode dedicated to #EURegionsWeek taking place on 9 to 12 October 2023 in Brussels, we had an insightful …

Episode #41 - Bridging academia and business with José Caldeira, INESC TEC

August 31st, 2023


In this episode we speak to José Carlos Caldeira, who is a member of the Board of Directors of INESC TEC. Until recently, he was the president of ANI, the National Innovation Agency of Portugal. He was also director of …

Episode #40 - Cities and regions at the forefront of mobility with Karen Vancluysen

June 27th, 2023


Karen Vancluysen has been the Secretary General of Brussels based POLIS Network since September, 2014. POLIS is a network of European cities and …

Episode #39 - The Rise of Blue Economies with Ana Pinela

May 2nd, 2023


In this episode we speak to Ana Pinela, a Senior Innovation Consultant and Project Leader at Beta-I, with a PhD in Marine Sciences and Conservation …

Episode #38 - Following shippers trends with Jordi Espin, Transport

March 29th, 2023


In this podcast we speak to Jordi Espin, who is the Secretary General of TransPrime Spanish Shippers Council and Director of Strategic Relations at the European Shippers Council. We speak to Jordi about the …

Episode #37 - Fighting air pollution in Europe with Päivi Aakko-Saksa, VTT

February 27th, 2023


Päivi Aakko-Saksa is Principal Research Scientist at VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland with a research focus on fuels, air pollution and …

Episode #36 - Connected, cooperative and automated mobility with Marzena Jougounoux, CCAM

January 26th, 2023


Marzena Jougounoux is the Head of Office at CCAM in Brussels. In this episode we ask Marzena how the CCAM association works in practice and more information about CCAM’s first 2023 call for projects under Horizon Europe …

Episode #35 - Rethinking the textile industry with Braz Costa, CITEVE

October 28th, 2022


In this episode, we speak to Braz Costa, the managing director of CITEVE, Portuguese Technology Center for Textile and Clothing Industry and since …

Episode #34 - Inland Waterways Transport with Nik Delmeire, IWT

September 30th, 2022


In this episode we speak to Nik Delmeire, coordinator of the Inland Waterways Transport platform as well as project coordinator of the new Horizon Europe ReNEW project.  We speak to Nik about shifting more freight …

Podcast #33 - The beginning of a new era in Magellan Circle with Ana Paula Mesquita and Alexio Picco

July 28th, 2022


This podcast is special for many reasons - not only the host is Teresa Presas, Senior Consultant in Magellan Circle, but we also had the pleasure of …

Episode #32 - Unique story of Valencia Port with Antonio Torregrosa

June 30th, 2022


In this episode, we talked with Antonio Torregrosa Maicas, IManaging Director at Fundación Valenciaport. Fundación Valencia Port is an Applied Research, Innovation & Training centre providing services to the port …

Episode #31 - ITS and Smart Cities with Pedro Barradas, Armis ITS

May 30th, 2022


Pedro Barradas is Chief Strategy Officer at Armis ITS and President of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Portugal. We talk to Pedro about smart …

Episode #30 - Transport and Logistics in EU Green Deal with Alexio Picco

April 27th, 2022


The guest of this episode is Alexio Picco, Managing Director of Circle Group, an Italian company celebrating 10 years of providing software solutions …

Episode #29 - Advancing the Portuguese Textile Industry with Ana Ribeiro

March 30th, 2022


In this episode, we talked with Ana Ribeiro, Executive Director of the Portuguese Textile Cluster: Technology and Fashion. The Textile Cluster aims …

Episode #28 - Bauhaus of the Seas with Nuno Jardim

February 25th, 2022


The Bauhaus defined the role of design in the 20th century by combining art with industry and construction. In the 21st century, the European Union …

Episode #27 - European Maritime Safety with Ioannis Mispinas, EMSA

January 31st, 2022


Ioannis Mispinas is Head of Safety and Security Unit at the European Maritime Safety Agency which was founded exactly 20 years ago and is located at the shores of Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal. How exactly does EMSA affect …

Episode #26 - The power of communicating with Carla Rocha

December 20th, 2021


In our last 2021 podcast, we speak with Carla Rocha, Radio Host, Communication Trainer and Keynote Speaker. For Carla, who is also the author of the books "Speak less, communicate more" and “Speak less, influence more”, …

Episode #25 - Bioeconomy with Teresa Presas, Magellan

November 17th, 2021


The special guest for this episode is our colleague Teresa, who has just returned from the World Bioeconomy Forum in Brazil, where she moderated …

Episode #24 - Exploring Transport Research Arena 2022 with Patrick Mercier Handisyde

October 29th, 2021


The Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference is the largest event entirely dedicated to European research and technology on transport and mobility. …

Episode #23 - Becoming the Port of the Future with Inge de Wolf, Port of Antwerp

October 6th, 2021


In order to align with the EU Green Deal strategy, Port of Antwerp is coordinating a new EU project called PIONEERS, where Magellan is also a …

Episode #22 - Recovery and resilience plan for Portugal and Europe with Ricardo Oliveira, PJLM

August 24th, 2021


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 …

Episode #21 - Bridging European Union and Portuguese citizens with Sofia Colares Alves

July 15th, 2021


One of the greatest challenges presented to the European Union is its relationship with the citizens and communicating its role adequately. This has …

Episode #20 - Funding Horizon with Rita Gil Mata, Magellan

July 1st, 2021


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. …

Episode #19 - The new Horizon Europe with Anabela Carvalho

May 12th, 2021


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 …

Episode #18 - The new European automotive industry with Joost Vantomme, ACEA

April 16th, 2021


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 …

Episode #17 - Cyber security in Europe with Silvana Precup

March 11th, 2021


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 …

Episode #16 - Innovative digital technologies for Europe with Eunice Ribeiro, i2CAT Foundation

February 24th, 2021


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 …

Episode #15 - Kicking off #EU2021PT with Ambassador Pedro Lourtie

January 18th, 2021


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 …

Episode #14 - Post pandemic mobility with Stephanie Leonard, TomTom

December 7th, 2020


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 …

Episode #13 - Roadmaps for European logistics with Fernando Liesa, ALICE

November 18th, 2020


In this podcast, we talk to Fernando Liesa, secretary general of ALICE, one of the six European Technology Platforms set up by the European …

Episode #12 - Safer roads with Lina Konstantinopoulou, EuroRAP

September 29th, 2020


Lina Konstantinopoulou is Secretary General of The European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) which has been promoting a Europe free of high-risk …

Episode #11 - Waterborne transport revolution with Jaap Gebraad, SEAEUROPE

September 2nd, 2020


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 …

Episode #10 - Science in Europe with Maria da Graça Carvalho, European Parliament

July 30th, 2020


Maria da Graça Carvalho has been deeply involved in the European and national politics in her home country, Portugal. With an academic background in …

Episode #9 - Road transport during and after the pandemic with Steve Phillips, CEDR

July 15th, 2020


Steve Phillips, Secretary General at CEDR, Conference of European Directors of Roads talks about the importance of European roads, the "Green …

Episode #8 - Digitalisation for ports with Phanthian Zuesongdham, Port of Hamburg

July 7th, 2020


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 …

Episode #7 - Public transport in the era of coronavirus with Artur Perchel, UITP

June 29th, 2020


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 …

Episode #6 - Future trends in transport and infrastructure with Maria de Lurdes Antunes, LNEC

June 17th, 2020


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 …

Episode #5 - EU Biodiversity Strategy with Humberto Delgado Rosa, European Commission

June 11th, 2020


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 …

Episode #4 - European industrial recovery with Paulo Vaz, AEP

June 4th, 2020


"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 …

Episode #3 - Plastics and circular economy with Pedro São Simão, Portuguese Plastics Pact

May 27th, 2020


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 …

Episode #2 - "The New Normal" with João Falcão e Cunha, FEUP

May 20th, 2020


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 …

Episode #1 - TRA2020 with Alina Koskela, Traficom

April 29th, 2020


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 …

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