Each LFAEuroMUN committee will be addressed by a keynote speaker from the European Parliament Former Members Association.

We are honored to welcome Michael Hindley, Monica Baldi, Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl and Julie Ward.

The EP to Campus programme allows our conference to benefit from the expertise and experience of former Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who share their insights into how the EU institutions really work and into the factors that shape EU decision-making.

Michael Hindley

Studied at London University, the Free University of West Berlin and Lancaster University. Michael was the Leader of a Regional Council in the UK and a Member of the European Parliament for three terms, where he was Vice-President of the External Economic Affairs Committee. He has been an Associate Professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC and a guest lecturer at several universities, including University of California, Berkeley; Greifwald and Gottingen Universities, Germany; Keio University Tokyo; Taras Schevchenko University, Kyiv; City University, Geneva. Michael has been an election observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in the countries of the former Soviet Union. He has also acted as an adviser to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and as researcher for the Council of Europe. Michael writes frequently for the British and international press on politics and his book on EU/UK relations, “The Semi-Detached European” is on the syllabus of several universities. He is currently the Coordinator of the Former MEPs “European Parliament to campus” programme.

Michael Hindley will address the Special Committee at LFAEuroMUN 2024.

Michael Hindley, Former MEP, Coordinator of the ‘European Parliament to Campus’ programme

Monica Baldi, Vice-President of the Former MEPs Association

Monica Baldi

  • Member of the European Parliament, 1994-1999.
  • Deputy President of the Committee for Culture, Youth, Education, Information and Sport.
  • President of the Working Group on Climate Change and Small Island States of the ACP-EU Joint Assembly (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific and European Union).
  • Member of the Committee for Environmental Protection, Public Health, and Consumer Protection, of the Women’s Rights Committee and coordinator in the Committee for Development and Cooperation.
  • Member of the Italian Parliament, 2001-2006.
  • Architect, Expert in urban planning, Politician and Author.
  • Honored with the title of Grand Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic.
  • President of Pinocchioworld and Emeritus of the Cultural Association Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini.
  • Vice President Ars Pace and Honorary President of the Paolo Frosecchi Foundation.
  • Honorary Consul of Italian Historic Companies Union and Co-founder of MADEINITALYforever.
  • Active in supporting foreign policy, sustainable development, humanitarian actions and women’s rights.

Monica Baldi will address the Economic and Social Council at LFAEuroMUN 2024.

Julie Ward

Julie Ward was a Labour MEP representing the north west of England from 2014 to 2020. During this time, she served on the committees for Culture and Education, Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, Regional Development, and Economic and Monetary Affairs. She was also a member of the Delegation for Relations with Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo, and a member of the EU-Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Joint Parliamentary Assembly. She co-founded a Child Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament and was active on Intergroups for LGBT, Disability, Anti-racism and Diversity, Youth, Anti-poverty, and Trade Unions. 

Prior to being elected Julie worked in the cultural and creative industries. Subsequent to Brexit she has returned to her life as a cultural activist working as a consultant in arts education and campaigning for migrants’ rights.

Julie Ward will address the Human Rights Council at LFAEuroMUN 2024.

Julie Ward, Former MEP

Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl

Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1989 until 2019. She is a member of the Christian Democratic Union in Lower Saxony, which is a part of the European People’s Party. She was Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with Canada, of the Committee on International Trade, and of the Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy.

Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl will address the Political Committee at LFAEuroMUN 2024.

LFAEuroMUN creates create a pre-UN conference scenario, in which the UN delegations of EU member states come together as a caucus to define a common resolution to put forth in subsequent full UN committee debates.

The European Parliament Former Members Association brings together almost 750 former Members of the European Parliament from all EU countries and across the whole political spectrum.

At LFAEuroMUN, an expert guest speaker will intervene in each committee and present a crisis situation for delegates to debate. This interaction with an expert who has had some real policy-making experience will be a particularly enriching experience for delegates.

Committee Topics

  • Tackling democracy in a digitalised world – Economic and Social Council
  • Balancing democracy and security – Political Committee
  • The question of corruption and the role of business in promoting human rights – Human Rights Council
  • Strengthening democratic governance and democratic institutions – Special Committee