European Personality of the Year
European Personality of the Year nominees:
- Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish political activist working to stop global warming and climate change. In August 2018, she became a prominent figure for starting the first school strike for climate outside the Swedish parliament building. In November 2018, she spoke at TEDxStockholm, in December she addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference and in January 2019, having just turned 16, was invited to talk to the World Economic Forum at Davos
- Zuzana Čaputová
Zuzana Čaputová is a Slovak politician, lawyer, and activist who is the president-elect of Slovakia, due to take office on 15 June 2019. Čaputová will be the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia. She first became known by prevailing in a decade-long struggle against the situating of a toxic landfill in her hometown of Pezinok. For this, Čaputová was awarded the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize.
- Lilian Thuram
Lilian Thuram is a French retired professional football defender. Beyond his football career, Thuram has always shown political engagement, and has frequently spoken out against racism in 2010, he became a UNICEF ambassador, and has stood out for his initiatives to fight against racism.