Saturday, 4 June
Regional inequality is one of the key political problems for the development of many European countries, including Latvia. What is the political strategy for ensuring such inequality is reduced whilst providing support for the economic centres that can spearhead country-wide development? How do these development needs map out politically in the relationship between the national parliament and the regional municipalities that tend to have their own political dynamics?
Tomas Tomilinas, member of the Lithuanian Parliament.
Tomas is eduucated in political science, a Green social activist, trade union organizer and member of Lithuanian Parliament since 2016. Experienced in implementing socio-economic reforms, active on environment, human rights and regional development.
Adéla Jurečková, director of the Prague office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation operating in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Previously, she was working for an NGO focusing on awareness raising around Migration issues and in the field of Czech-German relations. She studied political sciences and sociology and grew up in the rural south of the Czech Republic.
Sandra Benčić, Member of the Croatian Parliament and party coordinator of Možemo!
For the last twenty years, Sandra has been working as an activist for the protection of human rights and gender equality, as well as on the topics of inequality, asylum and migration.
Sandra also deals with regional development and EU funds; she is a founder of one of the first consulting funds for EU funds in Croatia (Razbor), and an external expert of the Council of Europe on freedom of speech.
Sandra is a co-coordonator of the Možemo platform and a member of the Croatian Parliament.
- Ute Michel, Committee Member of the European Green Party