EC Speakers: Eamon Gilmore | European Executive Forum 2017
On 26 and 27 April in 2017, took place the 5th edition of the “European Executive Forum”, an international congress on leadership, management and innovation. The conference speakers were outstanding experts and thinkers from Poland and abroad. The culmination was the award of prestigious statuettes “European Leadership Awards” for the best enterprises, managers and business leaders who distinguished themselves by their involvement in the economic development of the country.
The ceremony was officially opened by one of the special guests of the Forum, Eamon Gilmore, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, who emphasized the key role of good leaders referring to the crisis in Ireland and the ways in which is was finally overcome.
Eamon Gilmore is the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights (since March 2019) and has also served as EU Special Envoy for the Columbian Peace Process since October 2015. Eamon was Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2011 until July 2014 in a coalition government. He was leader of the Irish Labour Party from 2007 to 2014 and led the party to its best ever election results in the general and presidential elections of 2011. He was one of the longest serving members of the Irish Parliament (Dáil Éireann), from 1989 to 2016, being elected in six successive elections to represent the constituency of Dun Laoghaire. Eamon is a former Union leader and active advocate for social rights and a champion of the liberal agenda. He has campaigned for women’s and LGBT+ rights. In 2016, he was appointed adjunct professor at the School of Law and Government in Dublin City University. In 2017, he was Visiting Practitioner Professor at the School of Public Policy in the Central European University, Budapest. He has also lectured at universities, think tanks and public policy conferences throughout Europe, the UK, the USA, Latin America, China and Africa. He has written two books; “Inside the Room” tells of his experience in Ireland’s Crisis Government (2011 – 2014).
Eamon has been honored with awards for his leading role in the promotion of human rights. In 2017, Eamon was shortlisted for the European Innovation in Politics Award for his role in the same sex marriage campaign, and also for his idea in 2010 to establish the Constitutional Convention (later the Citizen’s Assembly), which recommended the holding of the referendum. The Government of France has made him an Officier of the Legion d’Honneur. Colombia has honoured him with the Order of San Carlos (Gran Cruz) for his work on the Colombian Peace Process.
Last Updated on March 25, 2021 by Karolina Ampulska