DMSc, professor of pathophysiology, University of Copenhagen

Flemming Dela is a leader of Xlab and his research focuses on Human Integrative Physiology in Health and Disease. Primary research interests are the influence of physical training on insulin sensitivity and secretion in young and old healthy humans and in patients with type 2 diabetes. Flemming Dela (2013-2022) has been a Chair of the Scientific board of European College of Sport Science (ECSS).

Flemming Dela’s speech topic: “Physical activity in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes”

Type 2 diabetes may be prevented by a physically active lifestyle, but can physical training also be used in the treatment of the disease? What is the evidence behind “Exercise is Medicine” with regard to type 2 diabetes? The lecture will give an overview of the current knowledge.”



MSc/EMBA, Member of  the European Court of Auditors

Mihails Kozlovs is Member of the European Court of Auditors. He has worked for the Latvian Government in Brussels at the Latvian Permanent Representation to the EU and in London at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He contributed to the success of the Latvian Presidency in the EU and joining of Latvia to the Eurozone. Mihails Kozlovs holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Latvia and an EMBA from the City University London, Cass Business School.

Mihails Kozlovs’ speech topic: “The European Court of Auditors – Safeguarding the Accountability in the EU”

The European Court of Auditors aims to be at the forefront of the public audit profession, and to contribute to a more resilient and sustainable EU that upholds the values on which it is based. Through auditing the EU budget and policy design and implementation, we offer recommendations, particularly to the European Commission, in order to contribute to sound financial management and therefore better governance. In my keynote address, I will focus on our role in ensuring accountability and highlight key elements of our efforts to realize this objective.”