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.


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