A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (1979) and a master's degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, Fabienne Keller was Mayor of Strasbourg (2001-2008) and Senator of Bas-Rhin (2005-2019). She was elected MEP in 2019 (9th legislature (2019-2024)).
Francis Brendan Jacobs
Francis Brendan Jacobs lives in Dublin, is a dual British and Irish citizen, an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at University College Dublin, and a Visiting Professor at the Collegio Europeo in Parma. His main areas of academic interest including the evolution of the European Parliament, the implications of Brexit , and the legacy of the UK within the EU.
He is the co-author of the “European Parliament”, now in its 9th edition and edited a reference book on “Western European Political Parties”. His book,, ”the EU after Brexit : political and institutional implications”, was published in spring 2018, and he is currently working on a guide to the Landmark Sites of the European Union, on European Union activities and historic locations. He has also taken part in the Collecting Memories Project, interviewing former Members of the European Parliament for an oral archive housed at the European Union Archives in Florence and has contributed two chapters to a book based on those interviews.
Francis worked for the European Parliament from just before the first direct elections in 1979 until May 2016, as a staff member on various European Parliament committees, and latterly as the head of the European Parliament’s Liaison Office in Ireland.
Europa Nostra is the European voice of civil society committed to safeguarding and promoting cultural and natural heritage. A pan-European federation of heritage NGOs, supported by a wide network of public bodies, private companies and individuals, it covers more than 40 countries. Founded in 1963, it is today recognised as the largest and the most representative heritage network in Europe.
Europa Nostra campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered Programme. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. Europa Nostra actively contributes to the definition and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a participatory dialogue with European Institutions and the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance.
Jorge Chaminé's baritone voice has brought him success on the stage from Moscow to New York through Reykjavik and Rio de Janeiro, but he is also an experienced educator who regularly gives masterclasses in Europe, Canada, Brazil and the United States.
He serves as ambassador for NGO Music in Middle East and is also a permanent member of the board of Music for Peace, an organization which recognised him as a Musician for Peace in 2011.
In 2018, he was made an Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government; in 2019, he received the “Grand Vermeil Medal” of the City of Paris. That same year, Jorge Chaminé was appointed Ambassador for Peace and Justice for the United Nations' 17 “2030 NOW Goals”.
Dietmar Pichler is the founder and head editor of stopovereurope.eu (a European media platform). board member of Vienna goes Europe (a non-partisan association) and programmatic director of the "Center for Digital Media Literacy". The Vienna native has been active in various functions for 15 years. Having obtained his Master’s degree in Communication Management, Dietmar Pichler took various university courses in Economy, International Relations, European Studies and Social Media. He believes that disinformation campaigns pose a challenge for European societies: „Not only do today’s users consume information- they also produce and spread it.“
Andreas Johannes is a heartfelt European, a convinced Austrian, a master of persuasion with charismatic qualities, but also a rationalist humanist. His self-confidence coupled with a quick understanding, characterise this inquisitive garden and music enthusiast. He uses his free time to develop his many-sided interests, to "discover" new countries, to talk to people and broaden his horizons. With the founding of European Dialogue he has followed his heart to turn visions into reality. To the self-confessed schnapps connoisseur, the following quote from Thomas Mann is most likely to apply: "What, I ask repeatedly, should impress you, if not this unprovincial view and impartial planning courage, which pursues first-rate new forms in political-economic realms in order to create the space and the atmosphere for the higher level of humanity of his dream?”.
Andreas Johannes Schröck
Born in Germany, she has lived in Vienna since 1992. After many years of involvement in judo, she has been focusing on raising European awareness since 2018. With her teaching degree for history and political education as well as her experience in software development and human resources, she brings didactic / methodical input and her project management experience to the association "Vienna goes Europe".
"Only those who know how the European Union is structured and functions can form their own opinion about it and understand the benefits it can bring and where its possibilities end."