Mrs Patakyová has been fulfilling the duties of the Public Defender of Rights since 2017. Besides that, she has been working at the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University since the end of her studies. In the year 2010, she was named a university professor in the field of commercial and financial law. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Public Law Organisation in Athens and a member of the European Public Law Group, which focuses on the questions connected to the problematics of the human rights in the European and global context.
Oľga Gyárfášova is a director at the Institute of European Studies and International Relations since 2016. She studied sociology at Faculty of Arts Comenius University, she holds PhD. in comparative political science. In her research work, she focuses on electoral studies, political culture, public opinion, minority rights and gender studies, as well as on analyses of populism and right-wing extremism. She is author, co-author and co-editor of dozens of expert publications. She has been working on several domestic and international scientific projects. Moreover, she is the national coordinator of the European Election Studies (EES) and principal investigator of the prestigious project Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems (CSES). IN 2015-2019 she works on APVV and VEGA projects. As a hosting professor, she attended the University of Innsbruck.
Tomáš discovered his passion for workshop leading as a member of the international engineering association IAESTE in 2016. Since then, he is enjoying every opportunity to share his knowledge and experience to help other young pro-active people achieve their goals. He has delivered numerous trainings in more than 8 countries across Europe, focusing mainly on leadership, project management, strategy, career development and training for trainers. In his career, he has already experienced various roles in different countries and environments such as: Board member of student’s association, project management and marketing specialist in HQ of a global Swiss corporate and business consultant. Now, as a manager in a branding studio, he is helping founders of innovative companies to grow their ideas internationally.
Veronika has studied at Central European University in Budapest and Bratislava International School of LIiearl Arts, where she focused on politology and international relations. She has been cooperating with INESS (Institute of Economic and Social Studies) as a strategist and a fundraiser. She currently works at the British Embassy in Bratislava.
Lucia Pašková has been CEO of CURADEN Slovakia for more than 14 years, whose CURAPROX products have become the synonym for oral hygiene in Slovakia. Lucia is a passionate ambassador of human rights, ecology and education. Devoting a third of her time to NGOs, she has a good grasp of what the values mean and how they influence the market.
Pavol is one of the founders of A4A - Agency 4 Academy and a manager responsible for the implementation of the company's vision. He covers the area of the project management and public procurement, customer care, altogether with the organizational and technical functioning of the company. Besides having experiences with setting up a marketing strategy, he is also in charge of the cooperation with the third sector and educational institutions.