Vassilia Orfanou, Founder of, Featured On the popular American Podcast Futurized

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Vassilia Orfanou, Founder of, Featured On the popular American Podcast Futurized

August 31
20:32 2020, a new Diplomacy and Communications Institute connecting global communities to raise awareness of social impact initiatives, was recently featured in an episode of Futurized discussing the work of her Institute

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – 31 August, 2020 –, a Diplomacy and communications Institute that leverages media diplomacy to raise awareness, inform and educate on global issues, is opening its virtual doors this month.

In connection with the launch, was exclusively featured on Futurized, a popular podcast hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim dedicated to covering stories that deal with deep reflections on all aspects of the emerging future. The host of Futurized, Undheim is a serial author, investor, and entrepreneur with a Ph.D. on AI/cognition and the future of work. He is also the founder of Yegii, Inc., the insight network. The show went live this week to a global audience in 28 countries. 

In the latest episode, Vassilia Orfanou, the Founder of, discussed the institute’s launch. ”The fragmentation of actors protecting children’s rights hampers media’s ability to cover the stories and make progress in the field”, Orfanou says, adding that “ will channel existing  programs, data and policy to make these efforts more visible”. Orfanou brings a PhD on the impact of media in the early warning of international crises to her new role at

During the podcast, Orfanou and Undheim discussed the need for a more structured and uniform approach when advocating and protecting children’s rights globally, the role of technology as a double edged sword, and the need to inspire a new generation of global leaders to address such challenges. To listen to the Futurized podcast episode click here 

“We are excited to be featured on Futurized,” remarked Vassilia Orfanou, the Founder of “There are so many pressing issues in society today, including the COVID-19 pandemic that has negatively impacted the world. It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Trond and incorporate his experience and expertise in the emerging world into”.

Following Orfanou’s research on the media’s struggle to properly advocate for and protect children’s rights, she explains the need to invest in scaling such efforts using a social impact platform. aims to enhance publicity efforts and drive media diplomacy alongside IGOs, NGOs, law enforcement agencies, research institutions, startups, and SMEs to fight against any violations against children’s rights. 

Intending to drive global awareness and early warning efforts concerning a wide range of global issues, takes audiences to the frontlines, but also features the deep data efforts behind programmatic initiatives. has recently launched the Headline Diplomat online magazine and eJournal, specifically receiving submissions focused on the impact of COVID-19 across the globe. The final deadline for contributions was set for 11 September 2020, following two consecutive requests to extend this deadline and following receipt of 300 contributions to-date. 

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To learn more about the Futurized podcast, please visit, to stream episodes or listen through any global podcast player (Apple, Spotify, Pandora and more).

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