Keynote [PL/EN]

July 16, 2022 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Description: What are the key messages and challenges for the green movement going forward? Hear from inspirational speakers from Poland, Ukraine and Belgium

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  • Domnika Lasota, Fridays For Future Poland (MSK) 

Dominika Lasota is a 20-year-old climate justice & anti-war activist from Poland. She is an active organiser in the global climate movement – Fridays For Future – fighting for the just transition in Eastern Europe. Since the outbreak of the full-scale war in Ukraine, she has been one of the leading voices in the campaign towards the complete European embargo on Russian fossil fuels. Her efforts have been marked by Politico, the Guardian & New York Times.


  • Simon Sterck

Simon Sterck (17) is a Belgian climate activist. Next to his studies of law, he is an European Climate Pact Ambassador and the Belgian Youth Delegate for Sustainable Development to the United Nations. As a climate activist he is convinced that united behind the science we are stronger and that a positive approach to the climate crisis is possible.



  • Maria Kurinna

Maria is a human rights expert, and IDP from Luhansk, a feminist with a background in diplomacy and a strong record of international advocacy experience. Led advocacy campaigns promoting the rights of women and girls in Ukraine, child rights, rights of IDPs and CAP in the context of Russian aggression. Maria has experience in advocating at the UN HRC, UN OHCHR, UN Commission on the Status of Women, Committee on the Rights of the Child, CEDAW, CoE, Euand ropean Parliament. Currently, Maria is the international advocacy chief of the Human Rights Centre ZMINA.


PLENARY: Peace and Security:  What do Polish and Ukrainian Perspectives Mean for the Debate on a Green European Vision for Security?  [EN/PL] 

July 16, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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  • Mélanie Vogel (moderator)

Mélanie is one of the youngest senators in France, representing French abroad, where she sits on the committee for social affairs. She is the Co-Chair of the European Green Party since June 2022. Prior to her Senate mandate, she has been working as an advisor for the Green Group in the European Parliament in the committee on constitutional affairs. She is an expert in European democracy, feminism and LGBTI+ rights



  • Sofia Oliynyk

Sofia is the coordinator of the Programme “Democracy Support and Human Security” at the Heinrich Boell Foundation Ukraine. She is dealing with support of the grassroots initiatives in the field of urban and sustainable mobility development; promotion of critical historical discourse and introduction of the concept of “human security” in public discourse.



  • Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield

Born in Great Britain, Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield grew up in Ivry-sur-Seine (France) before moving to Grenoble for her studies, where she was elected municipal and then regional councillor. Member of the Committee of the European Green Party from 2012 to 2019, she has always linked local political commitment with European commitment. Member of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, she is involved in constitutional issues, civil liberties, rule of law, digital rights and equality (women and LGBTI rights, antiracism and fight against discrimination).


  • Lena Kuklińska, Ostra Zieleń 

Co-chair of the Polish Young Greens and a regional group of the Polish Greens. Transnational law student specialising in the legal interrelation of innovation, environmental protection and animal rights. Trainee at the European Parliament.




  • Agnieszka Bryc 

Agnieszka is an assistant professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. She is a former member of the board of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW). She specialises in Russian foreign policy and Israeli security.




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