Speakers

At the Political Festival of Europe, we will set up debates, hearings and speeches with influential politicians and business people. Therefore, we are closely together with MEPs, commissioners and other political figures of Europe. 

The list below contains confirmed speakers, and will be updated continuously as more people sign up. Confirmed speakers will be given a timeslot to speak to the citizens and they will have the possibility to participate in debates alongside other guests as well as hearings with citizens.    

Members of European Parliament

Rasmus Andresen
MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Germany

Pernille Weiss
MEP, Group of the European People’s Party
Denmark

Francisco Guerreiro
MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Portugal

Linea Søgaard-Lidell
MEP, Renew Europe Group
Denmark

Marianne Vind
MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Denmark

Morten Løkkegaard
MEP, Renew Europe Group
Denmark

Karen Melchior
MEP, Renew Europe Group
Denmark

Brando Benifei
MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Italy

Daniel Freund
MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Germany

Mohammed Chahim
MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Netherlands

Christel Schaldemose
MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Denmark

Asger Christensen
MEP, Renew Europe Group
Denmark

Niels Fuglsang
MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Denmark

Marc Angel
MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Luxembourg

Margrete Auken
MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Denmark

Ministers

Flemming Møller Mortensen
Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation
Denmark

Rasmus Prehn

Rasmus Prehn
Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
Denmark

Jeppe Kofod
Minister of Foreign Affairs 
Denmark

Ambassadors & Consuls

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Michiel Maertens
Ambassador of Belgium to Denmark

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Alexandru Grădinar
Ambassador of Romania to Denmark

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Ambassador of Germany to Denmark

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Asser Mortensen
Consul of Moldova to the Kingdom of Denmark

Politicians

Kim Valentin

Kim Valentin
National Politician
Venstre | The Liberal Party of Denmark
Denmark

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Susanne Zimmer
National Politician
Fri Grønne | The Independent Greens
Denmark

Lars Boje Mathiesen

Lars Boje Mathiesen
National Politician
Nye Borgerlige | The New Right
Denmark

Maja Torp

Maja Torp
National Politician
Venstre | Denmark’s Liberal Party
Denmark

Marie Bjerre

Marie Bjerre
National Politician
Venstre | Denmark’s Liberal Party
Denmark

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Luigi Zotta
National Politician & Activist
Partito Democratico | The Democratic Party
Italy

Business, NGO & Institution Representatives

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Vibe Klarup
Chair
Folkemødet
Denmark

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Camilla Laudrup
Director
Folkemødet 

Denmark

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Françeska Muço
Secretary General
Young Professionals Network
Albania

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Aurora Popova
Senior Officer for Development Assistance – Energy Sector
Office of the Prime Minister
Kosovo

Researchers

Jørn Sønderholm

Jørn Sønderholm
Professor at the Department of Culture and Learning
AAU
Denmark

Martin Bak Jørgensen

Martin Bak Jørgensen
Professor at the Department of Culture and Learning
AAU
Denmark

Laust Høgedahl

Laust Høgedahl
Lector at the Department of Politics and Society
AAU
Denmark

Karen Nielsen Breidahl

Karen Nielsen Breidahl
Lector at the Department of Politics and Society
AAU
Denmark

Poul Duedahl

Poul Duedahl
Professor at the Department of Politics and Society
AAU
Denmark

Dominik Schraff

Dominik Schraff
Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and Society
AAU
Denmark

Activists

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Natalie Lanzalaco
Activist & Student Politician
Norwich University of the Arts Students’ Union
United Kingdom

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Krenar Shala
Activist 
Kosovo CSR Network
Kosovo