Friday, 2 December, 14:30 - 15:20
The Opening Session of the 6th Congress and 36th Council of the European Green Party.
Mélanie Vogel, Co-Chair of the European Green Party
Mélanie Vogel is Co-Chair of the European Green Party from June 2022. She is one of the youngest senators in France, representing French abroad, where she sits on the committee for social affairs. Prior to her Senate mandate, she has been working as an advisor for the Green Group in the European Parliament in the committee on constitutional affairs. She is an expert in European democracy, feminism and LGBTI+ rights.
Thomas Waitz, Co-Chair of the European Green Party
Thomas is an organic farmer, forester, and beekeeper. He is a Member of the European Parliament from Austria and the Co-Chair of the European Green Party (EGP). He fights for small-scale and ecologically sustainable agriculture, better animal, climate and environmental protection, a peaceful foreign policy and a green EU.
Pia Olsen Dyhr, Party Leader of Socialistisk Folkeparti
Pia in the party leader of SF. She has been a Member of the Danish Parliament for the Green Left (SF) since the 2007 and she has also served as Minister for Trade and Investment and Minister of Transport.
Sisse Marie Welling, Mayor for Health and Care of Copenhagen
Elected mayor of the municipal health and care department, and spokesperson for the health and care committee in Copenhagen, Green Left.
Oleksandra Matviichuk, Human Rights activist and Director of the Center for Civil Liberties
Oleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights lawyer and one of the most prominent civil society leaders in Ukraine striving to achieve a full democratic transition and ensure justice. As Chairwoman of the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), she and the organisation, founded in 2007, have been instrumental in strengthening Ukrainian civil society and national institutions for over a decade, while also pushing to further the rule of law and adherence to international law. Their work of documenting war crimes and human rights violations is paving the way to accountability, gaining increasing importance since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. CCL received the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with fellow Right Livelihood Laureates Ales Bialiatski from Belarus and Memorial from Russia.