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Speakers 2024

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Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, European Commission

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Director for Support to Member States’ reforms, Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support, European Commission

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Director for Social Rights and Inclusion, European Commission

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Professsor, Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark.

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Senior Fellow for Global and Community Strategy, New York University, USA

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Ph.D., Founder, Transition Collective, Denmark


Freelance Journalist, Event Chair & Consultant


Social care commentator and former public services editor of The Guardian

matthias berg

Department Head of Smart City Design, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE, Germany

carme torras

Research Professor, Robotics Institute, Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) – Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

alessandra locatelli

Minister for Disabilities, Italy

duncan dunlop

Independent Expert in Care System Reform and former CEO Who Cares? Scotland

wouter torfs

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Association of Social Welfare Centres (CAW), Flanders and Brussels, Belgium

paul stepczak

Business Growth Consultant, Cwmpas, United Kingdom

tatjana scheck

Vice-Mayor and Alderwoman for Social Affairs, Poverty Reduction, Social Economy, Environment, and Honorary Services, Belgium

oliver scicluna

Chief Executive Officer, Agenzija Sapport, Malta

mayte sancho

General Director, Imserso, Spain

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Chief Executive Officer, European Social Network

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Social Worker and Innovator, Kirwin Maclean Associates, United Kingdom

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Deputy Minister of Social Policy for Digital Transformation, Ukraine

angela blanchard

Expert Practitioner in Community Development and Long-term Resettlement, USA

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Founding Director, Nurture Development, Ireland

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Deputy Minister for Social Services Digital Transformation, Ukraine