PROFILE OF SPEAKERS
Monica Baldi, architect and urban planner, is Grand Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic. Deputy and Secretary of the Commission for Foreign and Community Affairs at the Chamber of Deputies from 2001 to 2006. MEP and Deputy President of the Committee for Culture, Youth, Education, Media and Sport from 1994 to 1999. She is Vice President of the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA) and of ARS PACE.
Baldi was Vice President of the Red Cross of Pistoia and President of the associations: Pinocchio di Carlo Lorenzini, Pinocchioworld, Laurus and Professional Cycling Groups League. She is speaker and promoter of conferences on: international politics, cooperation and development, culture, urban planning, environment. She has always been committed to the defence of Human Rights and in particular for the Rights of Women.
Dr. Klaus Hänsch (born 1938 in Sprottau) is a German politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 2009, and a member of the Party of European Socialists group, of which he was Vice-Chairman from 1989 to 1994 and from 1997 to 2009. Klaus Hänsch was Presidium-Member of the Convention drafting a European Constitution (2002-2003) and Parliament’s representative in the Intergovernmental Conference on the Constitutional Treaty for the European Union (2003-2004). He was Member for Germany (SPD) from 1979 to 2009 and President of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1997. Klaus Hänsch is currently President of the Former Members Association.
Micheal Hindley (born on 11 April 1947, Blackburn, UnitedKingdom) was a Member of the European Parliament between 1984 – 1999. He was the Vice-President of the External Economic Affairs Committee with Parliamentary responsibilities for scrutiny of the entire range of EU external bilateral and multilateral relations 1989-1999.He was an expert for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) 2008-2020.
He was a former Associate Professor at Georgetown University of the MBA Programme ‘Government Business Relations in the age of globalization’ and a former lecturer of ‘European Studies’ at Lancaster University, London School of Economics (LSE), University of California (Berkeley) and Taras Shevchenko University (Kiev). Election observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (EESC). He has also been a Guest lecturer for “EP to Campus” programme in Germany, India, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Russia and Malta.
Sara Pagliai is Coordinator of Italian Erasmus+ National Agency – INDIRE. Since 2011 she has been managing all activities and resources for the implementation of the Program at national level, in School, Higher Education and Adult Education. Her activity starts in 1996 as project manager in Socrates Program, in School, Adult education and Eurydice Unit; she becomes Head of Unit within Lifelong Learning Program in 2007 and takes over the Coordination of the European Language Label. Promoting language diversity, participation of new-comers, cooperation with other National Agencies, civic engagement and inclusion are some of the key theme throughout her activity. She studied literatures but she also got a diploma in solfeggio and theory of music (1985) and the strong belief in the power of culture and arts were the ground for an ambitious project of Indire National Agency: the Orchestra Erasmus (2017)
Teresa RIERA MADURELL
Teresa Riera Madurell is Honorary Secretary in the Management Committee of the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA). She is a Spanish politician, University Professor and Chair of the Science Policy Advisors Board of the Barcelona Supercompunting Center (BSC-CNS). She was Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of the Balearic Islands. She was member of the Parliament of the Balearic Islands (1987-1996). Member of the Spanish Congress (1996-2004). Member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (2000-2004): Vice President of the Committee for Science and Technology and general rapporteur. She was a MEP from 2004 to 2014: Member of the parliamentary Committee on Industry, Research and Energy; rapporteur for the Framework Program for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”, managing to reach a final agreement by strengthening the European research and innovation system with particular support for scientists and researchers. Member of the EC RISE-Advisory Group of Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas (2014-2019). She is co-author of the FMA publication “Overcoming the Pandemic”, realised in collaboration with Women 20 and the support of the Historical Archives of the European Union.
Dieter Schlenker is the Director of the Historical Archives of the European Union and Co-Director of the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Prior to taking this post in 2013, he worked for UNESCO, ﬁrst as an archivist at the Paris Headquarters, then as Head of the Information and Knowledge Management Unit in Bangkok, Thailand. Previously, he worked as Records Manager at Ford Company European Headquarters in Cologne and at FAO Headquarters in Rome. He is co-author of the FMA publication “Overcoming the Pandemic”, realised in collaboration with Women 20 and the support of the Historical Archives of the European Union.