Małgorzata Bonikowska

PhD, President, Centre for International Relation, Poland

Dr Bonikowska is a Polish political scientist, university professor, media commentator and President of the Centre for International Relations. She specializes in international affairs and European studies with particular emphasis on the European Foreign and Security Policy and the EU Global Strategy. Her research focuses on information wars and Europe – Asia relations, with special attention to South East Asia and conflict zones. Graduated from Sorbonne University and Warsaw University, she completed a specialization program at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at the Columbia University in New York (Fulbright Scholarship) and two PhD programmes at the Polish Academy of Sciences and at the International School for Historic Studies in RSM. She is the author of circa 250 publications and tutor of over 150 BA, MA and post-graduated thesis. She is fluent in English, French and Italian, able also to communicate in Russian.

Agnieszka Ostrowska

Program Director, Centre for International Relation, Poland

Agnieszka Ostrowska graduated from English Language Department at Poznań University, Poland and post-graduate European Studies at Sussex University in Brighton, Great Britain (diploma with distinction). Between 1995-2011 she was a full-time Polish Public Television journalist specializing in EU and international issues. Author of TV numerous programmes and articles about European integration and the EU. Media and communication expert. In 2001-2003 she was a publications specialist in the European Commission Information and Communication Program in Poland. Before Poland accession to the EU was editor-in-chief of the “Integration” monthly published by Centre for European Information at Office of the Committee for European Integration. She is responsible for Centre for International Relations’ projects on media literacy, combating propaganda, and mapping pro-Kremlin influence in Central and Eastern European Countries.

Adrianna Sniadowska

Analyst, Centre for International Relation, Poland

Adrianna Sniadowska works as analyst at the Centre for International Relations and specializes in the security matters focusing mainly on South China Sea, cybersecurity issues and intelligence services cooperation in Europe. She participated in preparation and coordination of various project including EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, Warfare in the Internet. She is also a co-author of publications concerning political situation of Morocco, South China Sea issues and editor of “THINKTANK” magazine, addressed to Polish decision-makers and business environment. She holds a Trilingual Master’s Degree “Global security and analysis” from the Universite de Bordeaux (France).  A native Polish speaker, she is also fluent in French, English and Portuguese.

Tamara Gobo

Acting President and LEAR, Informo, Croatia

Tamara Gobo is a culturologist, fundraiser and project manager with over 10 years of experience in working in non-governmental and non-profit associations. Coordinating different civil society programs and projects, fundraising and public relations are her strong suit. Her experience in project development and management has a particular focus on contemporary culture and media, traditional culture transformation and preservation, youth education and youth work, social inclusion, social entrepreneurship and civil activism. She participated in numerous seminars, workshops and trainings, including European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Foundation Marcel Hicter) and her efforts in the cultural field were recognized by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) in 2014. As she was awarded the Cultural Fellowship for Young Cultural Leaders.

Dino Babić

Funding Expert, Trainer and Coach, European Projects Association, Belgium

Dino Babić is a social entrepreneur applying multimedia communication for enhancing the perception of EU policies by public, private and civil sector stakeholders. He is an expert in the regional economy, focusing on innovation applied to territorial development projects. During 14 years of experience in developing, managing and evaluating European projects he worked on training, advising and coaching international institutions, public entities, private organizations and civil society actors on different aspects of effective project design, management, digital and live – formal and informal communication applied to EU projects, programs development and lobbying.

Giedrius Sakalauskas

Director, civic resilience center Res Publica, Lithuania

Giedrius Sakalauskas graduated from University of Vilnius / Institute of International Relations and Diplomacy in 1995. After graduation, he was working for different industries (advertising, entertainment, e-commerce) as managing director and the member of the board. From 2014 civic activist (elf) coordinating cyber-resistance movement (elves) countering Kremlin’s trolls, confronting and debunking hostile propaganda developing resilience of society. Director of civic resilience center Res Publica. His area of expertise includes: cyber-resistance, social resilience, civil society development, disinformation, social media. He speaks Lithuanian, English, and Russian.

Dalia Bankauskaitė

non-resident Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington, D.C., Lecturer at the Vilnius University Communication Faculty, Lithuania

Dalia Bankauskaitė’s research focus is divided between research on strategic communication, public diplomacy as means to achieve foreign policy goals, and computational linguistics, building society resilience and the concept of total defense.  She has extensive professional experience in strategic and integrated communication, and project management in Lithuania, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia in the field of European integration. A member of the Arbitrage Groups of the T-Shark program of  European Commission, network of Cybersecurity Competence Centers across the EU meant to  develop and validate methodological, organizational and technological solutions that would enhance threat prediction and full-spectrum cybersecurity awareness.  She holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE), UK and EMBA from the Baltic Management Institute (BMI) in Lithuania.