Speakers & Actors * Fehmarnbelt Days 2021

Jan-Philipp Albrecht | Minister of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalization of Land Schleswig-Holstein

Jan Philipp Albrecht (born 1982) is Minister of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalization of Land Schleswig-Holstein. He studied law in Bremen, Berlin, Hannover, and Oslo and is specialized in the field of civil rights, data protection, and democracy. Before being appointed as Minister in 2018, he was a member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2018 and served as Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs from 2014 to 2018.

9.30 am Panel debate: Our region – our future

Foto Credit: © Frank Peter

Pia Allerslev | Former Mayor of Copenhagen

Pia Allerslev is the former Mayor of Culture and Leisure (2008-2013) and Mayor of Children and Youth (2014-2017) in the City of Copenhagen. In 2012 she initiated a cultural collaboration program between Copenhagen and Hamburg and still supports the cultural exchange of the regions, for example in her function as Move the North Ambassador.

11 am Parallel Session ID-13
Bridging the Gap – Creating bridges through cultural networks

Katarina Ammitzbøll | Member of the Danish Parliament

Katarina Ammitzbøll is a member of the Danish Parliament for the Conservative People’s Party since June 2019. She is currently the party’s spokesperson for EU, International Development, and for Energy utilities and municipal affairs. Moreover, Ms. Ammitzbøll is the Chair of the Danish Parliament’s political network on UN’s 2030 development goals. She has earlier worked for A.P. Møller Mærsk and the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the United Nations. Ms. Ammitzbøll holds an LLM from the University of Warwick and has lived and worked in over 15 countries.

Foto: Steen Brogaard

11 am Parallel Session ID-3:
Hydrogen Technology as Innovation Driver for the Region

Simon Lindkær Andersen | Board member of the European Youth Forum

Simon’s most impassioned interests revolve around inclusive democratic participation and engaging especially marginalized young people in electoral politics. His experience is primarily in the liberal youth movement (IFLRY & LYMEC), where he has worked nationally and internationally, having served amongst other things as foreign policy speaker and chairman of the policy committee of the Danish Liberal Youth. In addition, Simon has been involved in a range of other organisations such as the Danish upper secondary students’ union and the Danish national youth council. He’s currently pursuing dual master’s degrees in law from the University of Copenhagen and Stockholm University.

2 pm Parallel Session ID-11
What’s up Europe? -Youth and youth participation in Europe and the Western Baltic Sea Region

Vegar Andersen | Political adviser to the Vice Mayor for Business Development and Ownership of the City of Oslo and incoming Chair of STRING

Vegar Andersen is Political Advisor (Labour Party) the Department of Business Development and Public Ownership in the Oslo city government. His responsibilities include the area of innovation and business development as well as City ownership of energy companies, the Port of Oslo and construction of municipal buildings. Andersen has previously served as acting vice mayor for the same portfolio. From 2015 – 2019 he served in the same position in the department of finance. Prior to entering politics Andersen worked as a civil servant in the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.

1 pm Panel
“Building a bridge – from global trends to regional opportunities”

Rasmus Andresen | Member of the European Parliament

At the age of 14 Rasmus Andresen started to get interested in politics and became active in the Green Party and the Green Youth. After studying Administration and communication sciences in Denmark, he became member of the Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein in 2009 and was Vice-president of the Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein between 2017 a