Speaker


13-14 NOVEMBER 2019
WARSAW, POLAND


3000+ TALENTED WOMENT IN IT,
ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION


EXPO XXI
PRĄDZYŃSKIEGO WARSAW

Paweł Poszytek

FRSE
General Director

Language expert, educator, guitar player, lyrics author, composer.

A member of several language advisory and consulting groups for the European Commission and the Ministry of Education, in 2005–2007 a member of the Board of EALTA, an association supporting improvement in the quality of language proficiency testing. Coordinator of the European Council “Country Profile” project, and since 2014 an expert for the “Horyzont 2020” program. Co-creator of the general education basic program for modern foreign language (2017)

Creator of the country-wide “Język to podstawa. Ucz się języków” [Language is the foundation. Learn languages”] campaign. Teacher at post-graduate studies for education managers at the Gdansk University of Technology. Author of articles on language education published in Poland and abroad, including in such renowned publishing houses as Cambridge University Press and Multilingual Matters.

In FRSE he was the coordinator (1998–2011), then Deputy Director and Director of EU education programs: LINGUA, SOCRATES/Lifelong learning, eTwinning. Creator of the Polish edition of European Language Label.

From May 2016 he is the General Director of FRSE;  in 2017 he became the first country  Official Delegate to the WorldSkills competition and the initiator of Poland’s joining the competition. In 2018 he initiated the Mobile Education Centre project – a mobile class located in a truck, in which workshops and training are conducted for teachers and students.

 

Special guests & Speakers

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

Mariya Ivanova Gabriel is committed to increasing women’s participation in the digital sector and to create awareness of gender imbalance in panels.

She studied in Bulgarian and French languages at the Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski". She continued her studies at the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux (Institute of Political Studies) in Bordeaux (France), where she studied International Relations, History of the European Institutions, Political Sociology and Comparative Politics. In 2003 she obtained her Master’s degree in ‘Comparative Politics and International Relations’ from the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux.

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Jadwiga Emilewicz

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology

Wanda Buk

Deputy Minister of Digitalisation