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PODCASTS SERIES: STATS IN A WRAP

 

Introduction

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From changing travel habits and reducing our environmental footprint to youth employment trends and the growing interest in local food supply – our world does not stand still and our society is constantly changing in response to global events.

But do the changes we experience or initiate at our personal level also show on a bigger scale, across European society? Does the statistical data confirm what we see in our daily lives?

The podcast series “Stats in a Wrap” looks at the world through the eyes of statistics. Its aim is to pick the most delicious morsels and striking flavours to provide insights into the unexpected, the quirky and downright peculiar perspectives that only the numbers can reveal.

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The opinions expressed in the podcasts reflect solely the point of view of the speakers and can in no way be taken to reflect the position of the Eurostat, European Commission or of the European Union.

 

Episodes

How much energy does Europe get from renewables? - 15/9/2022 

How is the European Union progressing on its way to becoming the world's first carbon-neutral economy? Look at the data on renewable energy in Europe with us!

Madeleine Mahovsky, head of the Energy Statistics Unit from Eurostat and Julian Prime, the head of Electricity, Renewables and Coal Statistics at the International Energy Agency, talk about the fascinating world of renewable energy and what the EU data have to say about it.

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Guests​​

  • Host: Jonathan Elliott

European Statistics Competition in a wrap - 9/8/2022 

In this episode we talk about the winning entries in the European Statistics Competition (ESC) 2022. The competition invites two-minute films presenting official statistics on the topic ‘Environment’ from school students across Europe.

Eurostat’s Tim Allen and Glen Campbell from the European Commission together with Joanna Karlowska-Pik, a professor from Poland, discuss the entries with Jonathan Elliott. Jonathan also talks to students from Bulgaria, Italy and Slovenia about how and why they made their videos and the challenges they faced in the competition.

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Guests​​

  • Timothy Allen, Deputy head of unit, Dissemination products and user support, Eurostat
  • Joanna Karlowska-Pik, Assistant Professor, Department of Probability Theory and Stochastic Analysis, Nikolaus Copernicus University in Torun
  • Slovenian team TEGLZAROŽE: Tjaša Karas, Neja Štampar Link to video
  • Bulgarian team DATAPOWER: Viktor Hekimov, Martin Kostadinov Link to video
  • Host: Jonathan Elliott

What is inflation and how is it calculated? - 12/07/2022 

In this episode we talk about the prices of things and what happens when they just won't stop going up. Maybe we can find out what's going on with the EU's inflation problem and what might be done about it.

Paul Konijn from Eurostat and Professor Ludwig von Auer from the University of Trier discuss the topic with Jonathan Elliott and throw light on inflation and why it's rising in Europe.

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Guests

  • Paul Konijn, Eurostat, Price statistics; purchasing power parities. Housing statistics - Head of Unit
  • Host: Jonathan Elliott

How has the pandemic affected youth employment in Europe? - 21/06/2022 

2022 is the ‘European Year of Youth’ and we are going to focus on the world of work for young people and the effects that the COVID pandemic has had and continues to have on it.

Anna Emilia Martin from Eurostat and Niall O'Higgins, senior economist from the International Labour Organization Agency talk with Jonathan Elliott about this topic to figure out how the world has changed for young people aged 15 to 29 in Europe.

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Guests

  • Anna Emilia Martin, Eurostat, Labour market statistics unit - Statistician
  • Host: Jonathan Elliott

How do we manage waste in the EU? - 10/05/2022 

Are we saving the planet with our recycling or ruining it with more packaging and consumption? Is there now less pollution, or more?

Oscar Gomez from Eurostat and Ioannis Bakas, an expert from the European Environment Agency talk with Jonathan Elliott about this topic to figure out what's really going on when it comes to recycling our waste in Europe.

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Guests

  • Host: Jonathan Elliott

How do we travel in a world changed by Covid? - 08/04/2022 

In spring 2020, the EU countries went into a lockdown because of the global COVID pandemic. Two years later, we take a look at the how the changes in the way we travel are reflected in the tourism statistical data.

Christophe Demunter from Eurostat and Ulf Sonntag from NIT, Germany, talk to our host Jonathan Elliott about how the pandemic affected the modes of transport we take, where we go for holidays and how jobs in the tourism sector have changed.

We also ask some people in the street how their experiences and habits changed because of the pandemic – and get some surprising answers!

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Guests

  • Host: Jonathan Elliott