The team of project managers is led by the Central Europe Coordinator and the Deputy Statutory Eva Havelková firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2017 Eva serves as Central European Coordinator of EPIC Non-profit organisation in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is responsible for two EPIC offices – in Bratislava Slovakia and in Prague, Czech republic.
Eva graduated from Sociology at Comenius University in Slovakia, where she obtained later also her PhD degree. She worked and lived in Switzerland and in the U.S..
In 2016 she lead the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the eu within the Slovak Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak republic.
During her career she has done extensive work at the United Nations as a Programme Analyst of United Nations Fund for Women for 17 countries of the Central and Eastern Europe. Eva served also as Diplomat in Geneva at the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in Switzerland. Since 2006 she has been providing regular lectures on sociological topics, social issues and gender in various university/colleges in the United States of Amerika. For one year she served as Loaned Executive at United Way for a Greater Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN in the U.S.
Eva has been serving as a national expert and analyst for gender, while she has written analyses and projects funded by the European Commission/Union. Eva has been involving a long time to violence against children and women and spent several long-term study visits in the United States. Eva worked also as a advisor to a Prime Minister of Slovakia, as well as to a Deputy Prime Minister for Economy of the Slovak government.
Monika Brečková, project manager
Monika finished German studies/translating and interpreting at the University of Prešov. As part of her studies, she completed scholarship stays at the universities of Halle/Saale and Jena in Germany.
She has a long-year experience in project management; she has worked across different sectors – in a non-profit organization, in the private sector and also in public and state administration. She focused mainly on the field of education and also gained experience in projects co-financed by EU funds.
Zuzana Kubíková Michalidesová, project manager
Zuzana graduated from Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica with Master’s in international relations and diplomacy.
Throughout and after her studies she found opportunities to volunteer with grassroot organizations at home and abroad which enabled her to experience firsthand working with socially disadvantaged and marginalized communities – was it a Roma settlement, South African slum, rural Thailand, untouchable Indians or asylum seekers in Europe.
Professionally Zuzana settled for almost 13 years in an international NGO where she managed volunteer and youth programs enhancing the organization’s mission to fight poverty housing, including projects co-financed by the EU.
Zuzana has come to EPIC with a desire to contribute to work improving the social situation in Slovakia, and thus her main focus now is on EPIC projects supporting social economy and entrepreneurship.
Eva studied English and Spanish at Comenius University in Bratislava and completed a one-year study stay in Madrid, Spain through the Erasmus program. During her studies at the university, she collaborated with the non-profit organization of contemporary dance Nový Priestor, for which she was preparing an EVS project.
After her studies, she worked for various corporate companies and in the world of travel/hotel industry, later she worked for one translation agency as an internal translator, After this experience, she decided to translate as a freelance translator. As a EPIC team member Eva enjoys broadening her horizons.
Tomas Gago – project manager EPIC ASIST z.ú. Czech republic
Tomas is a Slovak citizen living and working in Czech Republic. He graduated from several universities in Slovakia and Hungary majoring in Business administration, Political Science and International Relations. He possesses almost twenty years of experience in a domain of EU affairs, evaluations, fundraising for NGO sector, and management as well as membership in various national and international projects. During his almost twenty-year working engagement , he was active in various projects for private, public and NGO sector in fields such as education, research and science , revitalisation of historical sites, entrepreneurship and innovation, social economy, care for seniors, agriculture etc.
INTERN: Bc. Barbara Barillová, Faculty of Business (University of Economics), Bratislava
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- Michael Eastgate – Member
- Bill Gamack – Member
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