Speakers Summer School 2022, Prague

The students selected by the Jury to receive one of the 29 full scholarships available to participate in this edition took their seat in a unique classroom. Global thought leaders, experts in different fields and inspiring professors gave them a top-level education, as they addressed everything from technology to equality, including sustainability, economics, international relations, media and innovation. The sessions took many different formats and students enjoyed enlightening exchanges and valuable networking opportunities during panel discussions and roundtables, lunch breaks, evening events, workshops and masterclasses.

The speakers for the 2022 Summer School are listed below. To see the speakers who participated in previous editions, please check the 2022 Winter School and 2021 Summer School pages.

Irena Moozova

Director, Equality and Union Citizenship, EU Commission; Honorary President, 2022 Summer School for Female Leadership in the Digital Age

Christa Schweng

President, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Ondřej Profant

Deputy Minister for Digitalization and Regional Development, Government of the Czech Republic

Sabine Verheyen

Member of the European Parliament; Chair, Committee on Culture and Education

Wang Jianfeng

President of the Public Affairs and Communications Department, Huawei

Dana Eleftheriadou

Head, Cities and Proximity Team, EU Commission

Bohumil Kartous

Director, Prague Innovation Institute (PII)

Radka Maxová

Member of the European Parliament; Vice-Chair, Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

Caroline Ramade

Founder & CEO, 50inTech

Radan Šafařík

Director, Gender Equality Department, Government of the Czech Republic

Afke Schaart

SVP & Chief Global Impact, Huawei; former VP, GSMA & Member of the Dutch Parliament

Dora Palfi

Co-Founder & CEO, imagiLabs

Luisa Baldini

Co-Founder, Composure Media; former Royal Correspondent, BBC

Tony Jin

Chief Representative to the European Institutions, Huawei

Berta Herrero

Director, Schools for Female Leadership in the Digital Age; Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Huawei EU

Maria Walsh

Member of the European Parliament

Lina Gálvez Muñoz

Member of the European Parliament

Helena Malikova

Financial Analysis Project Manager with Chief Economist Team, EU Commission; Fellow, Hertie School

Svitlana Berezina

Associate Professor, Kyiv National University

Jara Pascual

Founder & CEO, Collabwith; High-level Expert, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

Aikaterini Liakopoulou

Business Coach for EU-backed Deep-tech Startups, European Commission

Miguel Otero-Iglesias

Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute; Professor, IE School of Global and Public Affairs; Research Associate, EU-Asia Institute, ESSCA Business School

‪Aleksandra Przegalińska

Kozminski University; Senior Research Associate, Harvard University

Roberta Cianetti

Social Media Director, Condé Nast Italia

Dirk Buschle

Professor and Chairholder, European Energy Policy Chair, College of Europe; Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat

Tsvetelina Penkova

Member of the European Parliament

Sirpa Pietikäinen

Member of the European Parliament

Marie Postma

Head of the Department of Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg University

Marcela Linková

Head, Centre for Gender & Science, Czech Academy of Sciences; Chair, ERAC Working Group on Gender in Research & Innovation, GENDERACTION

Viviane Ogou Corbi

Founder & President, The Gate of Africa

Lucia Kleštincová

Career Coach for EU Public Servants, European Commission

Candace Johnson

Co-initiator, SES/ASTRA, Architect, SES Global; Founding President, Global Telecom Women’s Network – GTWN

Luisa Santos

Deputy Director-General, Business Europe

Qi Ma

President, Central Europe, Huawei

Fiammetta Diani

Head of Market, Downstream and Innovation, European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

Bisila Bokoko

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist; former Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in NYC

Adriana Maldonado López

Member of the European Parliament

Manuel Delgado Meroño

Senior Policy Advisor – Employment & Social Affairs, Copa-Cogeca 

Jakub Hera Adamowicz

Former EU Correspondent Luxemburger Wort; former Spokesperson, EU Commission; Media Relations, Huawei EU

Bianka Siwińska

CEO, Perspektywy Education Foundation

Marta Bulik

Founder, Wellbelicious, Certified wellness coach and Yoga teacher

Giorgia Epicoco

Senior EU Public Affairs Manager, Huawei EU

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha

Senior Leadership Advisor, Redscope

Josianne Cutajar

Member of the European Parliament

Nuno Machado Lopes

Leadership Coach, SingularityU Faculty

Patricia Álvarez

Global Talent Partner, Desigual

Andrea García Rodríguez

Policy Analyst Lead – EU Digital Agenda, European Policy Center (EPC)

Emina Abrahamsdotter

CEO, GoGender

Sabina Ciofu

Associate Director – International, TechUK

Zoey Stambolliu

Manager for Infrastructure & Security Policy, Digital Europe

Angelika Niebler

Member of the European Parliament

Katrin Langensiepen

Member of the European Parliament

Iva Tasheva

Co-Founder and Cybersecurity Management Lead, CyEn; Member of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Enterprise Security, ENISA

Ruth A. Richardson

Leader on Climate Change and IT, Dutch Water Authorities; Advisor & Co-chair, Climate justice working group, W7 (G7)

Tamara Tafra

Cyber Attaché, Permanent Representation of Croatia to the EU

Sevim Aktas

Policy Officer, Carbon Removal Technologies, Carbon Farming, Carbon Removal Certification, European Commission

Cristina Almeida

Co-Founder & President, Women4Cyber Portugal

Weinian Hu

Associate Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Mayra Souza

Head of Global Trade, IFF

Arvea Marieni

 EU-China Environmental Expert

Nadia Stomp

Partnerships Lead, Life Terra Foundation 

Ena Kosanovic

Project Officer - IT Girls, UNDP

Helena Ulovoca

Head of Education, Czech Chamber of Commerce