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Theme: Braving the Impossible!

This event occurred on
April 6, 2017
12:00am - 6:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Warszawa, Mazowieckie

What does impossible mean? Is it a self-barrier, a limit imposed by society, stereotypes or even science? Or is the impossible rather an opportunity? How to tackle it? How to dare, question or embrace what appears impossible? #Bravingtheimpossible.

A group of students from the College of Europe, Natolin is organising a TEDx event entitled ‘Braving the Impossible!’ taking place on campus on 6 April. It will feature a diverse group of innovative thinkers who intend to share their answers, suggestions and theories as to how one ought to overcome what appears impossible. One of our very own Natolin students will be given the opportunity to become a speaker and challenge the impossible.

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Auditorium Copernicus
Nowoursynowska 84
Warszawa, Mazowieckie, 02-797
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Alaa Jadallah

Alaa Jadallah, winner of the Student Competition, is an alumni of the College of Europe Natolin and Palestinian Diplomat. She is interested in gender equality issues and her speech will focus on women conditions in Palestine and on discriminatory acts that they face on their daily life.

Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias

Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias is a Ph.D. Senior Researcher at the Poznań Human Rights Centre, Institute of the Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, specialized in anti-discrimination law, hate speech and memory rights.

Aleksandra Gliszczyńska–Grabias

Aleksandra Gliszczyńska–Grabias graduated from the European Studies Department, Faculty of Law, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. She is a recipient of the 2012 Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science for the outstanding achievements in science and research, 2010/2011 Graduate Fellow of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, Yale University, a recipient of the 2010 and 2009 Felix Posen Fellowship for doctoral candidates of the Vidal Sassoon International Centre for the Study of Antisemitism of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and of the Rothschild Foundation Europe research grant. She is currently a Senior Researcher at the Poznan Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences where she has defended her PhD on counteracting antisemitism with legal instruments of the international human rights law. Aleksandra is also a Vice-President of the “Open Republic” Association against Antisemitism and Racism, a leading Polish NGO active in the field of counteracting intolerance, hatred and prejudice.

Bogdan Logvynenko

Bogdan Logvynenko is a journalist, blogger and traveller. After graduating from the Kyiv State Institute of Theatrical Art 'I.K. Karpenko-Kary', Bogdan founded an internet website called Sumno and remained the editor in chief until 2010. Bogdan later engaged in the organisation of music festivals, became artistic director for a club and musical manager at the Czech Center in Kyiv, contributed to various journal publications and blog posts, and toured with famous Ukrainian bands across Europe. In 2011 Bogdan hitchhiked around the Black Sea and in 2012 in the Baltic states with no money for 2 weeks. In 2013 he moved to Malaysia, became a tour guide for little-budget trips and learnt Indonesian. Upon his return from Asia, Bodgan became programme manager of the Ukraїner project, arranging expeditions in all regions of his home country to share stories about unique cities, villages and people via articles, photos and videos.

Cankat Ozkan

Cankat Özkan, winner of the Student Competition is an alumni of the College of Europe Natolin and interpreter from Turkey.

Charlotte Norlund-Matthiessen

As a policy adviser to the European Parliament, Norlund-Matthiessen, handles transport policies and works with its Long-Term Investment Group to fund large energy and infrastructure projects. Previously, she cofounded CLICKNSIGN, a civic tech start-up that helped EU citizens draft laws and gather signatures for petitions at a massive scale. Charlotte is a College of Europe Natolin Alumna and was awarded Forbes 30 under 30 in February 2017 for championing Europeans' rights and political movements.

Karel Janecek

Karel Janeček, is a Ph.D. Czech mathematician, entrepreneur and anti-corruption campaigner. He founded the project Democracy 21 using an algorithm to deal with justice and fairness.

Karel Janeck

Karel Janeček is a Czech mathematician, entrepreneur, anti-corruption campaigner and author of voting system Democracy 21 and online game President 21. From 1998 to 2000, Janeček worked as a mathematical analyst for the hedge fund Market Research Ltd, and from 2004 to 2005, served as Researcher in the Austrian Academy of Sciences.On the basis of his experience, he started the firm RSJ Algorithmic Trading. During the period 2007-2013, Janeček lectured at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague. He specializes in optimal control in mathematical finance. In 2012, he proposed a new electoral system primarily based on a minus vote, i.e. the possibility to vote against a candidate. The idea was promoted as a part of the Positive Evolution project. In May 2013, Janecek created the electoral system Democracy 2.1 or D21 which, he argues, will bring about a major improvement. The main effect of D21 lies in the use of multiple votes - each voter has twice as many votes than the number of seats available to winners.

Madi Sharma

Madi Sharma is an entrepreneur and founder of Madi Group. She was nominated for Women in Public life award, advocating for equality to achieve economic growth and social justice.

Thomas Jabłoński

Tomasz Jabłoński is a lawyer, founder and CEO of, the biggest Polish smart shopping application, as well as the owner of Blix, a leading commercial news application.

Tomasz Jablonski

Tomasz Jabłoński is a lawyer, founder and CEO of, the biggest Polish smart shopping application, as well as the owner of Blix, a leading commercial news application.

Organizing team


  • Jérôme André
  • Mélanie Bartosik
  • Raquel Torres Prol
    Team member