Keynote speakers

Policy & Values conference /  Warsaw, 16-17 November 2023

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Centre for Civil Liberties, Nobel Prize winner

Ukrainian human rights lawyer and activist, graduating from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2007. She became the first woman to participate in the Stanford University Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program. In 2007, she started working for the non-profit organization Center for Civil Rights, eventually becoming its chairwoman. Under her leadership, the organization was awarded the Right Livelihood Award and the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022. She was also honored with the Vasyl Stus Prize, the Lindebrække Prize for Democracy and Human Rights, the OSCE’s Democracy Defender Award, and the US Embassy’s title of Ukraine’s Women of Courage in 2017. She was recognized as one of BBC’s 100 Women in 2022. She is the author of numerous publications addressing human rights violations.

Philippe Lamberts

Philippe Lamberts

Co-President of The Greens/EFA Group, Member of the European Parliament

Belgian politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament during the VII, VIII, and IX terms. Educated as an engineer, he completed his studies at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1986. He worked as a manager at IBM from 1987. From 1996 to 2004, he served as a councilor in Anderlecht. Between 1999 and 2003, he held the position of advisor to Deputy Prime Minister Isabelle Durant on international relations and security. Philippe Lamberts is a Catholic and actively participates in the Taizé community gatherings.He is a member of the French-speaking Green Party Ecolo. From 2006 to 2012, he was the spokesperson for the European Green Party (initially sharing the role with Ulrike Lunacek, and from October 2009, with Monika Frassoni). In the 2009 elections, he obtained a seat in the European Parliament during the VII term. In the EP, he became a member of the Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy, as well as the Greens/European Free Alliance group. In 2014, he successfully ran for re-election and became the co-president of the Green group in the VIII term of the EP (initially with Rebecca Harms and later with Ska Keller). In 2019, he retained his seat as a Member of the European Parliament for the IX term, continuing as co-president of the Green group.

Discussion panels


Ukraine and Eu: the road ahead

EU & transatlantic response to global risks

Social and democratic recovery of Ukraine?

The pandemic & challenges of public health

Protecting Values in Global Politics

EU Climate & Industrial Policy: Avoiding the Backlash

EU Climate International policy

Hybrid security: air, water & earth as elements of resilience

Religious inspiration in responding to global crises