The conference brings together many renowned speakers from science, politics and society and enables the exchange of perspectives from all parts of Europe. The keynote address will be given by
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.
Mariya Gabriel studied languages and political science in Bulgaria and France and worked as a researcher at the University of Bordeaux. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2017 and has been Vice-President of the European People's Party (EPP) since 2019. Under President of the European Commission Juncker she served as European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society from 2017 to 2019. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has appointed her as the new Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth in 2019.
Website at the European Commission.