Hello! I’m Joe Litobarski. I’m originally from the UK but currently live in Maastricht, in the southern Netherlands, with my wife and two daughters.

In May 2011, I crowdsourced questions on The Guardian and (together with German blogger Ronny Patz) put one of them to EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

Based on that experience, I went on to co-found and edit Debating Europe, an online discussion platform focusing on European politics that crowdsources questions and comments from citizens and puts them to European policymakers and experts.

On behalf of Debating Europe, I’ve interviewed hundreds of politicians from across Europe, including prime ministers, presidents, government ministers, European commissioners, MEPs, and national MPs.

I’m an experienced moderator of panel discussions, focus groups, and online debates.

I’m also a lover of spectacularly trashy 1970s and ’80s sci-fi, fantasy, and horror paperbacks. I write about data, coding, AI, retro video games, old-school D&D, and other gloriously nerdy pursuits at UncaringCosmos.com.

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Moderating a debate with former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. Image is copyright Friends of Europe, released under a Creative Commons licence.
Moderating a debate with former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Commission Vice Presidents Věra Jourová and Maroš Šefčovič. Image is copyright Friends of Europe, released under a Creative Commons licence.