SEVIC 2024 First Keynote Address – Agata Kotkowska

Dear Friends,

Don’t miss the SEVIC 2024 first Keynote Address!

Our notable Keynote Speaker is AGATA KOTKOWSKA, Visiting Researcher and Fellow at the University of California in Berkeley, EU Official in the European Commission, Green Finance Expert for Circular Economy and Biodiversity, and Member of Polish Professional Women Silicon Valley.


With over two decades of professional experience within the European Commission, Agata Kotkowska brings insights into European regional, energy, and environmental policies. Trained as an economist, her expertise focuses on sustainable finance, innovative financial instruments, green budgeting, and effective utilization of European public funding for the green transition towards carbon-neutral Europe.

Currently affiliated with the Institute of European Studies as a visiting researcher and fellow of the European Commission, she is exploring the financial innovations essential for the private capital market to leverage investments in support of biodiversity requirements in Europe and across the globe.

The EU Fellows Program enables staff from the EU Commission or Parliament to spend up to one year as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California in Berkeley. During the fellowship, Agata carries out research on a project related to her work, as well as undertakes outreach activities, thus acting as an “ambassador” for the EU.

Agata engages with fellow researchers and the university community to collectively pave the way to a more sustainable, environmentally conscious, and financially resilient future.



The green transition is seen as a game changer in the EU labor market alongside digitalization and automation. Skill needs will change with impacts far beyond the key occupations driving them, affecting all economic sectors. The keynote will discuss the importance of strong vocational education and training (VET) skills and reskilling to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050.


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Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!

Best wishes,

SDL Team.