EASTERN EUROPE INITIATIVES CONGRESS

Lublin
24 - 25 September 2018
Lublin Conference Center
Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin


Speakers 2018

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Program director of Crimean House in Kyiv. Journalist, human rights defender, co-founder of «Crimea SOS» NGO. Co-author of the book about leader of Crimean Tatars “Mustafa Dzhemilev. Unbreakable”.
Crimean House is the center of concentration of Crimean energy in cultural, educational, informational, human rights and research spheres in continental Ukraine. Providing protection of the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens, including indigenous peoples and national minorities, in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, assistance in meeting their political, informational, educational, scientific, national-cultural and spiritual needs. Crimean House is a platform for cultural and human rights events, educational programs, scientific research, a platform for meeting and discussion of socially important processes and phenomena.

Is a Senior Publisher for Political. Economic and Social programs at the Moldova 1 TV Public Broadcasting Company (Teleradio-Moldova). She has more than 29 years of journalistic experience. Since 2004 till now, she is the author and Producer of the 'European Vector' TV Weekly Program. As a Journalist and Media Expert, Ludmila Barba is recognized for her participation in several european-implemented projects, in close cooperation with various journalists from the Eastern Partnership area, in cooperation with BBC and Thomson Foundation during 2010-2013, 2013-2015, 2016. Ludmila is a co-author of the publication 'European Union: History, Institutions, and Policies. Republic of Moldova in the new architecture of European security'. She also published several articles on Europeanization of Moldova. Recently, Ludmila Barba has extensively published on the intricacies of propaganda, persuasion and media awareness. She received Moldovan state awards for her dedicated professional work, as well as distinctions from the European Union Delegation in Moldova.

President of Centre of International Relations in Warsaw, doctor of humanities, specializes in the problems of international relations(with particular regard European Union) else communication with public institution. Graduate of University of Warsaw (Italian Studies), Paris Sorbonne (history and political science) and PWST (history of culture), she ended two studies of doctorate- in Poland (PAN) and abroad. Also Dr Małgorzata ended specialize studies on School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Columbia University in New York for scholarships program Fulbright. At 1995-1998 she worked as redactor in TVP, from 1998 manage Center for European Information in the Office of the Committee for European Integration. She prepared and realized the government Public Information Program, she made network Regional European Information Centers. From 2001 to 2008 she was an expert at European Commission and chief of Information Communication Program at EC in Poland, and after in Bulgaria. From 1997 Dr. Bonikowski have been making didactic and scientific activity, she is academic lecturer also government advisor. She is author more than 80 publication and several books, she had promoted over 100 bachelor's, masters and graduate students.

Director of the Statistical Office in Rzeszów, senior lecturer employed in the Department of Quantitative Methods and Economic Information Technology at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rzeszów. Specialist in econometrics, cross-border economics and statistics of cross-border areas. He is the author and co-author of over 60 domestic and foreign publications and has participated in many international research projects. Co-founder of the Scientific, Informational and Socialist Cross-border Cluster "INFOSTAT UKRAINA-POLSKA".
PhD in Law (specialization: Administrative Law and Public Finance), since 1998 associated with local government, including as Municipal Secretary and Deputy Provincial Governor. He is also an author of over 100 publications in the field of law, most of them in the field of Local Law. Since 2002, he has been a County Councillor of the Kraśnicki Poviat Council.
Political scientist and economist. Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management at Lazarski University in Warsaw. His key research interests include Germany's international role in the 21st century, the theory of ordoliberazism and the social market economy, the European migration crisis and sustainable development.

Ambassador of the Startup Poland Foundation to the Podkarpackie Province. For Ideo company he managed operationally one of the 10 Accelerators selected under the government's programme “Start In Poland”. The President of the Management Board of HugeTECH which manages the Samsung Technology Incubator in Rzeszów, the city acceleration programme for Rzeszów - Rzeszów Startup Accelerator and the creative space KWADRAT - the most popular place of this kind in the region - in less than two years nearly 200 technological events were held there. He is involved in startup ecosystem building and non-profit activities through the INUP Foundation - Podkarpackie Startup Coalition, of which he is the President.

Polish philologist specializing in the language of social communication and informal education (MISH/UWr/Wrocław). She graduated from the School of Civil Society Leaders and the School of Coaches of the CEL Association, among others. She is a PhD student of the Faculty of Philology at the University of Wroclaw. She was professionally involved in social activities: she was a social project manager at the PL. 2012 governmental company and a research project manager at the Social Project 2012 at the University of Warsaw, she was a trainer in international projects of the European Commission in Cyprus and France, she coordinated social and civic projects of Lower Silesian NGOs. She is fluent in English, speaks German and French well and learns Russian. He or she knows the basics of Polish Sign Language. He is interested in politics, management in the public sector, critical analysis of discourse, support for the development of civil society, factual and post-colonial literature, as well as drawing and painting. He practices yoga, running, swimming, cycling and snowboarding in winter. She has been working for the ECS since July 2013 as the Chief Specialist in Citizenship Education. Since September 2018 she has been working in the Metropolitan Area of Gdańsk Gdynia Sopot as a coordinator for social issues.
Director of the Beskidy Region Association Office, which is a Polish part of the Beskidy Euroregion. Graduate of the Katowice University of Economics in the field of Urban and Regional Economy, graduate of postgraduate studies in Public Relations, Member of Monitoring Committees for Cross-Border Programs. For over 15 years he has been associated with local government and non-governmental organizations. Co-author of projects aimed at the promotion of the Beskid Mountains. He is particularly interested in building effective relations between non-governmental organizations and local governments of the cross-border area of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia on the basis of using the cultural and natural potential of the Beskydy Mountains.

Secretary of the City Council of Chorus (United Territorial Community of Gromada) Lviv region. I started my professional activity from work the didactic method. For more than 20 years I have been employed in public institutions, including in the real estate management sphere and in self-government bodies
territorial. I received a certificate (Institute of Civil Society, Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine, thanks to the support of the European Union, course "Practical aspects of decentralization and formation of independent clusters") and I was recommended to take part in the activities of the working group for the decentralization of power, design of independent clusters and communication during the reform process. Member of the District Council for Jews (2 terms), Member of the City Council for Chodors, member of the Non-Governmental Organization "Rebirth".
Obtained PhD in legal sciences, she specializes in intellectual property law. She is Director of the Lublin Institute of Design/LPNT S. A. She is an academic teacher as well. She is involved in supporting the development of creative industries in Lublin.

Since 2010, Irina Itani is the Director of the Municipal Establishment of Volyn Regional Council "Development Agency of Euroregion Bug", which supports regional cooperation, promotes international cooperation and intensifies cross-border cooperation in the framework of joint projects. Irina Itani implements international projects aimed at sustainable development and improving the investment attractiveness of the region. Irina Itani cooperates with international organizations and foreign investors, jointly developing a strategic action plan to promote the region in the international arena.
Born in 1980 in Hrubieszów. Polish historian, publicist and commentator. Employee of the Polish Institute of International Affairs, specialist in the field of memory policy. Member of the EEIC Board.

Candidate of science (PhD), Docent (Associate Professor) of Politic History Department of National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute», (Kharkiv).
In 2008 graduated the historical school of the V. N. Karazin University. In 2008-2011 studied as a post-graduate student at the Department of Political History of NTU "KhPI".
Thesis defence was in 2012. Thesis title: «Merchants family of Sloboda Ukraine (1775-1917)».
Projects Coordinator and Co-founder of NGO “Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe” (Kharkiv, Ukraine).
Research interests: Social History, Interethnic Relations, Genocide Studies, Holodomor Studies, Holocaust Studies, East European Jewish History, Urban History.Artem Kharchenko, Candidate of science (PhD), Docent (Associate Professor) of Politic History Department of National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute», (Kharkiv).
In 2008 graduated the historical school of the V. N. Karazin University. In 2008-2011 studied as a post-graduate student at the Department of Political History of NTU "KhPI".
Thesis defence was in 2012. Thesis title: «Merchants family of Sloboda Ukraine (1775-1917)».
Projects Coordinator and Co-founder of NGO “Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe” (Kharkiv, Ukraine).
Research interests: Social History, Interethnic Relations, Genocide Studies, Holodomor Studies, Holocaust Studies, East European Jewish History, Urban History.

A Ukrainian journalist, a creator of Espresso TV Channel, member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the 7th and 8th term, chairman of the Committee on Culture and Spirituality, co-chairman of the Parliamentary Group on Interparliamentary Contacts with the Republic of Poland, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of the Association between Ukraine and the EU. In the past, the head of media companies and TV channels Tonis and STB, UT-1, Gazeta 24. Former member of the National Council of Radio Broadcasting and Television of Ukraine. Member of the Austrian International Press Institute. Producer of a series of documentary films.
Co-founder and Chairman of the Research-Intellectual Club “Dialogue of Generations”. PhD of International relation at Georgian-American University and Secretary of Kutaisi Mayor’s Advisers Consultative Council. 11 years worked at International Organization for Migration/ UN Migration Agency as Field Office Coordinator. He is young Facilitator of Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian South Ossetian Conflict. Co-coordinator of Working Group 5 of Eastern Partnership Georgian National Platform.

Born in 1975, graduated from the Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. Between 2001 and 2006 he was Director of the Euroregion Karpacki Polska Association Office. At the same time, he is EU Program Manager for the Euroregion. He was responsible for the implementation of the FMP within the PHARE CBC Poland-Slovakia 2000-2002 programs and within the PHARE National Program for Poland 2000-2002, Member of the Working Groups and Steering and Monitoring Committees of the INTERREG IIIA CI and the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Neighborhood Program INTERREG IIIA / TACIS CBC. Between 2006 and 2007 he was Director of the Territorial Cooperation Department in the Ministry of Regional Development. Currently, he is Vice President of the Carpathian Euroregion Poland Association, responsible for the implementation of the Carpathian Euroregion development strategy for 2007-2013 and 2014-2020, he coordinates many projects under the Swiss Cooperation Program with new EU members. He has participated in many international conferences and fairs in Poland and abroad.

Association of local governments "Euroregion of the Carpathians-Ukraine", executive director. Expert in cross-border cooperation and activities of Euroregions. Member of the Scientific Council of the Committee on European Integration of the Supreme Council of Ukraine.
Ukrainian historian, researcher, museum worker, lecturer. Director at the State Historical and Cultural Reserve "Naguevychy".
Lecturer at the Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University in Drohobycz. Previously, an employee at the Museum of the Drohobych.

She lives and works in Leipzig. She studied Western Slavic Studies and Theater Studies in Leipzig, Lublin and Wroclaw. Aa an art and cultural oparetor she implements international projects, especially in the field of cultural exchange between Poland and Germany. As part of the Robert Bosch Foundation's programme in 2006-2009 she was responsible for the adaptation of the former Bet Tahara at the Center for Intercultural Dialogue of the House of Mendelsohn (at the Borussia Foundation in Olsztyn).
Chairwoman of the Freunde Borussia Olsztyn Association e.V. and a member of the board of the Association for the Partnership of the City of Leipzig-Krakow. A member of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network. Partner of the consulting company Projektschrauber.
master of History. Graduated from
Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, from 1983 to 2013 was the
lecturer at that university. Area of interests - problems of Belarussian
nationhood and intellectual elite of the first part of XX century. Author
of more than 200 science and popular-science publications.

political scientist specialised in political systems and the European eastern policy. Since 2012 at the Batory Foundation, Polish leading NGO, currently coordinating Eastern European projects. Cooperated with the think-tank VISIO of the Green Party of Finland. Studied in Warsaw, Tampere and Vaasa. In 2016 edited a report „Environment in the shadow of politics. 100 years of environmental movements in Russia”. Published, among others, in „New Eastern Europe” and „e-Politikon”.
Affiliation: Faculty of History and Geography, „Ion Creanga” Pedagogical State University, Chisinau. Dean of the History and Geograpghy Department.

Director of Polish-German Collaboration
Foundation, specialist in European police, in relations of Europe Union -
Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarussia. Studied at Johannes Gutenberg
University Mainz and at University of Wrocław. Had scientific
missions in Moscow and in Jerusalem (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
Worked at Bertelsmann Foundation in 1994-2013, where he was
responding for Internetional Bertelsmann Forum Project (IBF). Cornelius
Ochmann co-worked with World Bank and European institutions as part
of relations with countries of Eastern Europe. Since 16 June 2015 works
in administration of Charity Forum. Has an expirience in international
police. Published articles in newspapper "Nowa Europa Wschodnia",
member of editorial board of "New Eastern Europe".

The Director of the Forum of the Batory Foundation. Sociologist and political scientist. She specializes in the European and Eastern policy of Poland. In 1999-2012, she was the Deputy Director of the Center for Eastern Studies in Warsaw. From 2012 to 2014, Deputy Ministerof Foreign Affairs, and 2014-2016 Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in the Russian Federation.

Political scientist, assistant professor at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Affairs at the The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, at Department of International Relations; expert of Team Europe at the European Commission representation in Poland, president of the Association Education and International Research ERIA. her scope of scientific interests covers the issues of European integration and international relations - especially the European Union's foreign and security policy, Eastern Partnership dimension of the EU and the position of the EU on the international arena. Author of several monographs and publications editioned by, such as Soft power in the European Union's policy towards the Eastern Partnership countries, Lublin 2017; The Eastern Partnership dimension of the European Union's policy, Torun 2008, the European Union and Russia. Towards the "new opening", Lublin 2012; Ukraine after the parliamentary elections 2012: a pro-European perspective?, Lublin 2013.

Graduate of the history of the Catholic University of Lublin, PhD in humanities. Employee of the Scientific Department of the Institute of National Remembrance, Lublin Branch; in 2009-2016 head of the Public Education Branch and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal IPN "Pamięć i Sprawiedliwość" (Remembrance and Justice). His scientific interests include the history of the Polish independence (anti-communist) underground after 1944 in Poland and the forms of fighting it by the communist repression apparatus. Author, editor and co-editor of several scientific and educational publications, including the Atlas of the Polish Independence Underground 1944-1956, (deputy editor-in-chief, secretary of the editorial office); Warsaw-Lublin 2007; One of the cursed. Major Jan Tabortowski "Bruzda", Warsaw 1998, 2012; Anticommunist Underground in Łomżyńsk and Grajewsk (1944-1957), Warsaw 2004; Polish Independence Underground against the Backdrop of the Anti-Communist Conspiracy in Central and Eastern Europe in 1944-1956, Warsaw-Lublin 2008 (ed. ); Zdzisław Bronski "Uskok", Pamiętnik (September 1939 - May 1949), Introduction, scientific editorship and document preparation, second edition, extended and corrected, Lublin-Warsaw 2015; Polish Independence Underground, 1944-1956 (Educational Theme IPN), co-worked. . , Lublin 2015.

He works at the Institute of Central and Eastern Europe in Lublin and gives lectures at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He published Iwaszkiewicz's biography entitled “Iwaszkiewicz. Writer after the catastrophe” (2010) and an anthology of dissident memories “Shame was silent”, “Certificates of Soviet dissidents” (2014). He is working on a monograph devoted to the dissident movement in the USSR.

А graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw, since 1996 involved in the coordination of development cooperation projects in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia, among others for Freedom House and the Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation PAUCI, in the years 2014-2017 within the International Solidarity Foundation he was the head of the Polish-Canadian Democracy Support Program, currently in FSM he is responsible for Ukrainian programs and the program of international election observation missions.

Mr. Ivan Shchadranok, expert with 14 years’ experience in implementation of the regional development projects in Belarus and border regions of Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania. He has been involved in various roles (as team leader, project manager, regional development expert) in the elaboration and implementation of multiple CBC and regional development projects supported by the EU and international organisations. He possess a long-lasting experience in regional, urban and cross-border development issues and excellent understanding of the current situation, needs and development goals of the regions and municipalities in the East-European countries. He has a position of the Director of Interakcia Foundation located in Minsk and dealing with sustainable regional and urban development. Ivan Shchadranok is also a Country expert of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in Belarus.

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration and the Faculty of Humanities of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, teacher of history and knowledge about society at the III Union of Lublin High School in Lublin. Lecturer in law at the University of Life Sciences and Humanities in Lublin. He educates many generations of High School Olympic Competitions (so called “olimpiady przedmiotowe”, i.e. “Olympic competitions of high school subjects for pupils”) about the history and knowledge of society. Participant of numerous national and international conferences in the field of history didactics, author of publications on history didactics and knowledge about society.

Professor, PhD in historical sciences. Political scientist, specialist for international relations. Scientific interests: European and international security, Ukraine's foreign policy, Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic interference. Professor at the Department of International Studies and Public Communication at the National University of Uzhgorod. Until 2014 - Professor at the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy at the State University of Donetsk. Author of over 400 scientific and scientific methodical publications. Some of the most important work is being done: "інтеграція інтеграція України (Donetsk 2008)", "Международная и европейская безопасность и Украина (Donetsk 2008)", "України «Україна НАТО: органи державної влади, судової та правоохоронної системи як провідні учасники процесу європейської та євроатлантичної інтеграції (Kiev 2008)", "країн безпеки (Donetsk 2011)", "інтеграції політика країн Центральної та Східної «Зовнішня (Donetsk 2012)", "» альянс: історія, функції, структура, відносини з Україною (Ivano-Frankiwsk 2013)", "України політико-управлінських відносин у державах Центрально-Східної Європи в процесі європейської і і досвід для України (Ivano-Frankiwsk 2013)", "інтеграції і «Схід України: час, простір, соціум (Kiev 2014)".

She is a specialist in economics and business management, as well as management in central and local government administration. He is responsible for preparing information and analytical materials on the socio-demographic situation in the Brest region. Professional interests include statistics on the environment, agriculture and forestry, demographic change and population censuses.

Leader of the line "Heritage and Reconciliation", a member of the CEIC Board, a social and self-government activist, an editor-in-chief of the KulturaEnter.pl magazine, specialist in Eastern Europe subjects, especially the memory of the multiethnic borderland and oral history.Author of numerous publications in the field of philosophy of culture, literature and culture education. Vice-president of the Open Territory Foundation, leader of the international research think tank the Living Language Group.
Director of the Central Statistical Office in Lviv region. She is responsible, among others, for preparing information and analytical materials on the socio-economic situation in the Lviv region, supporting decision-making processes of government and self-government authorities. Professional interests: Statistics on the areas of the Polish-Ukrainian border. Co-founder of the "INFOSTAT UKRAINA-POLSKA" Cross-border Science, Information and Tourism Cluster.

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