Specialized in anti-discrimination law, hate speech and memory rights, Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias is currently a Senior Researcher at the Poznan Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In her talk she addresses the issue of counteracting racism and antisemitism using legal instruments.
Cankat Özkan, winner of the College of Europe Natolin TEDx student speaker competition, is from Turkey. Through his talk Cankat examines himself as a perceived impossibility, looking into what makes people see him as an impossible combination of things and how that be used as a form of resistance. In doing that, he touches upon democratic socialism, gay rights, and atheism.
Madi Sharma is an entrepreneur and founder of Madi Group. She was nominated for Women in Public life award, advocating for equality to achieve economic growth and social justice. Through her talk, she confronts the youth to the job market difficulties and gives an insider's perspective on the overrated value often attributed to CVs and qualifications.
Tomasz Jabłoński is a lawyer, as well as founder and CEO of Qpony.pl, the biggest Polish smart shopping application, as well as the owner of Blix, a leading commercial news application. Through his talk, he addresses the challenges of a career in the business enterprise world and tells us how he managed to break into it, overcoming both personal and technological barriers.
Alaa Jadallah, winner of the College of Europe Natolin TEDx student speaker competition, is from Palestine. Advocating for gender equality, Alaa discusses the ordinary life of Palestinian women and how she personally overcame difficult situations leading her to make important life decisions.
Bogdan Logvynenko is a journalist, writer and traveller. He is the project author of Ukraїner, media that presents the alternative side of Ukraine through the cultural expedition performed to all the historical regions of the country. While focusing on the idea of meaningful traveling, his talk elaborates on the anthropological dimension of his numerous trips to European and Asian countries.
Charlotte Nørlund-Matthiessen is a Danish College of Europe Natolin Alumna and European Parliament policy adviser. As co-founder of the start-up Clicknsign, the first online signature platform for citizen law proposals in Europe, she discusses means of overcoming the issue of democratic deficit and aspiration to enhance civic engagement. In 2017 she was granted the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2017: Law & Policy, for championing Europeans' rights and political movements.
Karel Janeček, is a Czech mathematician, entrepreneur, anti-corruption campaigner and author of voting system Democracy 21 and online game President 21. Karel proposes a new universal electoral system primarily based on a minus vote, i.e. the possibility to vote against a candidate, as a tool to significantly improves the quality of collective decision-making and foster justice and fairness within society.