Quo vadis Belarus, Ukraine, Russia: what can Europe do?
Biographies of our speakers
Roger Casale is a civil rights activists and the founder and Secretary General of the award-winning pan-European citizens' movement New Europeans.
MARIA LAURA FRANCIOSI
Maira Laura Franciosi is an independent journalist and a Board Member of New Europeans. She is the founder President of the Brussels Press Club.
Fedor Kiimenko is the editor in Chief at the Russian Monitor.
Lina Kusch is the First Secretary of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, Kyiv. She is a journalist, media expert and trainer with more than 25 years of experience, including contributing for Reuters and BBC, and with deep knowledge of the media field. I was born, had lived and worked in Donetsk as a regional correspondent of national newspaper Golos Ukrainy until 2014.
Veronika Mudra is a women rights activist, TEDxWOMEN speaker, founder and CEO of the White Ribbon USA, chairwoman of the White Ribbon in Ukraine, social entrepreneur. Read more about Veronika here.
Manager of the Project Media-Dialogue supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
Chief Editor, The Russian Monitor and Board Member, New Europeans
Professor Honoris Causa, International University of Kiev
Civil rights campaigner, Belarus. Olga was born the town of Borisov, 70 km from Minsk. She graduated in 2004 with a bachelor degree in English. In 2012 she recieved her MBA from the Belarusian State University. At present she is working for a Danish company as a manager. From this summer she has been taking an active part in struggling against the authoritarian regime in Belarus.
Ekaterina has lived in Italy for 16 years and has a degree in language. She works as a saleswoman at a biomedical company. Until recently she thought she had cut all her ties with Belarus, but when lawlessness and violence burst out, she felt more Belarusian than ever before in her life.