panelists

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Panelists

Jelena Božić

Association Kulturanova

Jelena Božić is a journalist and project coordinator. With a background in communications, she deals with youth policy through the local, regional and national networks of organisations. She also works on the youth radio called Oradio as a journalist and researcher and in 2020 was named best young journalist.

ANITA DERECSKEI

Anita has worked as an English teacher, Cambridge teacher trainer, materials writer and examiner for about 10 years now. Right now she is working at an EdTech company called Preply which is a learning platform. She does regular teacher training sessions, conference workshops and creates asynchronous courses both for novice and experienced teachers. She is passionate about promoting learner autonomy and the judicious use of technology to facilitate language learning.

Katalin Gordos

Cultural manager and PM² practitioner, Katalin specialises in socially engaged art projects, with a strong interest in European cultural policies and hands-on experience within the European Commission.

Ludvig Gorondi

Co-founder of Repayz, an employee at Passion4Business, freelance trainer, and politically active person. Previously, he held seminars for volunteers from abroad on various social topics, ranging from discrimination to reforming the working time. His recent activities are mostly connected to the customer analytics for a new SaaS for people who want to start their own business.

András Hárs

National University of Public Service & University of Szeged

An assistant lecturer of public international law, András Hárs is also an organiser and coach of national and international competitions with a mild passion of visiting foreign lands and absorbing as many different cultures as possible.

Gábor Horváth

As a Board member at The World Bank Group, Gábor represents Hungary in overseeing the Group's business, while he also work closely with representatives of other countries and the Group's staff in delivering on the twin goals of The World Bank Group: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Máté Kander

Máté is an official in the European Commission, currently working directly with the Director-General for Trade as her Policy Assistant. He has held various roles in the European Commission, most recently advising on market access and industry matters, also in the Directorate-General for Trade. He has had wide ranging responsibilities and tasks, ranging from the trade policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to various international trade negotiations or enforcement issues notably with the United States and China. Máté is a graduate of the World Trade Institute (University of Bern, Fribourg and Neuchatel) in Switzerland, as well as the Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary.

Niklas Kotthaus

An independent health coach and systemic trainer, Niklas Kotthaus works with people and organisations to increase sustainability in their daily lives and businesses—and thus increase their physical, emotional and social well-being.

Marko Kovačević

Marko Kovačević is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science. In his research and teaching, Marko focuses on foreign and security policies of small states within international organizations, and the UN in particular. He is also managing editor of Journal of Regional Security, and has some 15 years of related professional experience in academic, publishing and civil society sectors.

ádám Kovalkovszki

Technical University of Denmark

Ádám Kovalovszki is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Denmark. At present he is working on projects related to the conversion of organic wastes into biofuels and biomaterials and doing research in computational biotechnology, metabolic modelling and environmental ecology, focusing on anaerobic fermentation and (waste)water systems.

tairi Lääts

Tairi is a project coordinator in the NGOs field, managing European Solidarity Corps volunteers and organising international youth and innovation projects, seminars and training courses. Her "job" is to create new opportunities for learning, sharing, empowering and giving back to the community.

andré lauer

André has more than 9 years of experience as a trainer. Besides that, he is a coach and certified functional nutrition guide who looks at every moment in life as a chance to make a healthy decision. He is on a mission to create healthier environments for individuals and organizations and to contribute to inclusive learning ecosystems. He has been very flattered to be called a 'learning geek' and 'champion for non-formal education' by his colleagues.

Tomas Machalicek

ADASTRA

A self-described tech geek and ex-entrepreneur, Tomas Machalicek has experience establishing sustainable businesses and currently works as an IT consultant in Prague.

Ádám Marjai

LogMeIn, Minup

Hey! I'm Adam, a digital product designer and startup founder from Hungary. I work at LogMeIn on a password manager software called LastPass. On the side, I've recently created my own startup together with one of my former colleagues. We are building Minup, an appointment scheduling software for small businesses.

miganoush magarian

Miganoush is the CEO and co-founder of TeachSurfing social enterprise. She is responsible for fundraising, business development, and project management. She holds a Master’s in Engineering & Management of Information Systems. She has 11 years' work experience as a software engineer, project and product manager in SAP and Ericsson international software corporates, and at TeachSurfing.

Milena MiliĆeviĆ

Coming soon!

Sava pantelic

As Desk Officer for Southeast Europe at Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Sava Pantelić coordinates ASB’s international aid projects promoting social inclusion and development in the Balkans. Previously, he worked as a consultant on employment promotion projects, and an analyst in London’s financial sector. Sava holds a BA in economics and business from University College London and an MA in development economics from HTW Berlin.

Emese Petrik

Air navigation company

Emese Petrik studied work and organisational psychology. Before finishing university, she started a full-time 'grown-up' job at the Hungarian air navigation organisation as an OD consultant. A few years later she became a business coach and an action learning team coach.

Nina petrov

Inspiring Change

Nina Petrov is a Serbian entrepreneur, mathematician, artist, and activist. She is the founder of Inspiring Change, an accelerator for creative, social, and green startups. She is one of the founders of Krpica, the first zero-waste fashion brand in Serbia, and WorldFair—an international media channel sharing inspiring stories from across the globe.

Darko Petrovic

Coming soon!

Malte Steinhoff

TeachSurfing

After finishing his Bachelor's in Business Informatics and working at IBM for 3 years, Malte followed his curiosity to venture into the field of non-formal education. At the center of his work stand his passions for life-long learning, meditation, self-empowerment and emotional healing.

sergei Tereshenkov

Sergei's YouTube channel

Author, facilitator, PR & GR professional. Trainer in the fields of media & communications, networking, project management. Co-Founder of ARTa - Association of Russian Trainers. Conducted 40+ trainings all over Europe. Sergei fluently speaks English, German, Polish and Russian as his mother tongue and can communicate in fourteen other languages.

Sonia Wargacka

DoesItFeelGood.com

Sonia Wargacka is a founder of a global social impact video production company, DoesItFeelGood.com. A Polish-born, UK-based filmmaker and entrepreneur, Sonia started her career working as an assistant producer at Screenology Film School in Bristol. In 2018, she decided to connect her passions for travelling and social impact by launching a business with her partner Ben. Together they have completed projects on 5 continents, promoting social enterprises, female empowerment summits and organisations providing employment for minorities.

Marijana Todorovic

Marijana is a political scientist and environmental policy specialist by training, and works for 2 ½ years at the United Nations Environment Programme in the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. These are three multilateral environmental agreements which share the common objective of protecting human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals and wastes. She speaks German, English, French and Spanish fluently, some Serbo-Croatian as well. Currently, she's living in Geneva and loving the lake and mountains.

Sara Zanini

Sara Zanini is a cultural heritage professional, currently working in Brussels as a European Project Officer. She has a background in cultural tourism, heritage management and a passion for cultural diversity, local communities and world heritage. She has lived in six foreign countries other than Italy and worked in environments from European institutions to local organisations.

Alexandra Zografou

Alexandra

Alexandra is a Greek-born Madrid-based digital project manager, specializing in online product design and development. She is also the Manager of the MVDM Mentor Program at IE and a member of the UWC International Council. Alexandra has consulted and managed a variety of projects in the field of executive education, lifelong learning, and learning innovation, having worked with world-renowned universities and European NGOs. Currently, she is working on a number of youth training and arts & humanities initiatives, while exploring her research interests in a diverse spectrum of areas, such as mentoring, digital humanities, and visual grammar in design.

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