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Marián Vlasatý - Director

He is the director of EMA. Marián has over fifteen years of experience in the international environment of the United Nations. In the International Organization for Migration (IOM), he was responsible for various types of activities in the field of migration, including the provision of humanitarian aid, monitoring and prevention of health risks at the border and coordination of research activities. Between 2011 and 2017 he was head of resettlement operations to the United States of America, Canada, and Norway through the Emergency Transit Centre in Slovakia.

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Adriana Weissová – Project Manager

She is responsible for project development, coordination and management of mobility, and operations logistics. For more than 20 years, Adriana worked at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as a project manager and head of the assisted voluntary return department. She managed and ensured the logistical preparation and implementation of assisted and voluntary return and reintegration projects, was responsible for coordination and cooperation with government and non-governmental partners and conducted training on counseling to vulnerable groups in preparation for return and reintegration in countries of origin for NGO sector partners and public administration.

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Jana Krajecová – Financial Manager

She is responsible for administrative and financial management of projects. She has a degree in international trade from the University of Economics in Bratislava. After completing her studies, Jana worked in an international corporation on an accounting position. Then she gained experience in the field of project financing and treasury in a local company active on different European markets.  Last six years she worked at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) within the Resource Management Unit, being responsible for various activities in the area of finance, human resources and project financial management.

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Monika Zollerová - Senior Legal Expert

Monika takes care of all legal aspects within the organization. She has background in human rights and migration with focus on protection of vulnerable persons, dialogue-building and finding durable solutions for challenges hindering development. Within the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, she worked on mainstreaming international human rights standards into legislation, empowering minority communities and advocacy initiatives. Having worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia, she also has expertise in providing legal advice to migrants and capacity building on migration-related issues.

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Barbora Kovarík Böhmerová - Senior Legal Expert

She is a legal consultant of the organization. From 2011 to 2015 she worked at the Migration Information Centre of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), where she worked, among other things, as a legal counsellor providing advice to foreigners living in Slovakia in the area of residence, employment, commercial and family law. At the same time, she participated in the creation of information materials for foreigners, training of public administration officials and implementation of other project activities in migrant integration. Later she was responsible for financial and HR management in a public-law institution – the Fund for the Support of Art – where she was responsible for the overall financial and budgetary management of the organization.

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Nina Paulenová - Training Expert

Nina is responsible for training in pre-departure and post-arrival orientation. She has more than 13 years of experience in delivering educational activities and trainings for institutional representatives, students, schools, and NGOs on topics of migration, integration, awareness raising, tolerance, intercultural orientation and communication. For ten years she was providing social, labour and integration counselling for migrants in Slovakia within the Migration Information Centre of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). She supported migrants in different areas of their life and helped them with requalification and job search. Most of her professional life, she has dedicated to community work, developed cooperation with migrant communities in Slovakia and worked with individuals and groups from vulnerable communities. She has co-authored the research publication Experience of migrants in Slovakia with violence.

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Soňa Andrášová – Project Developer

She specializes in fundraising and project development. For nearly ten years, Soňa has worked in various positions in the field of migration. She participated in the establishment of the Migration Information Centre within the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which has, since 2006, provided legal, social, and labor counselling to foreigners in Slovakia, and she later became its manager. She is a co-author of the research publication Experience of migrants in Slovakia with violence.

Veronika Filipek - Strategy Programme Consultant

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Veronika graduated with an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a consultant advising on the strategic development of the organisation with over 10 years of experience conducting gap analyses, programme planning, grant management and implementing projects and social enterprises in Europe and in developing countries for various international organisations, including the UN OCHA and World Vision UK. For 3 years she worked on projects in Uganda, where she was responsible for strategic development and implementation of programmes supporting the local market, employment, sustainable tourism, capacity building and education. In addition, she has established several associations for local farmers and introduced training programmes for prisoners. During 2011-2015, she worked for the European Investment Fund, where she coordinated a Holding Fund supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in Slovakia. 

Eva Laciková – Project Coordinator

Eva is responsible for the management and coordination of the projects focused on student and labour mobility in Slovakia and Moldova. She has developed close ties with Moldova thanks to her previous work experience in the non-profit sector where she was focusing on development work in the neighbouring EU region. She obtained her degree in International Relations at the Masaryk University and a Masters degree in European Studies and Global Development at the Maastricht University. She has considerable experience in proposal writing, coordination, planning and monitoring of activities, as well as supporting capacity building for disadvantaged groups in civil society. She has gained her experience in a Brussels-based think tank and in several Slovak NGOs, where she was implementing projects from various donors, such as SlovakAid and the EU. 

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Eva Laciková – Project Coordinator

Eva is responsible for the management and coordination of the projects focused on student and labour mobility in Slovakia and Moldova. She has developed close ties with Moldova thanks to her previous work experience in the non-profit sector where she was focusing on development work in the neighbouring EU region. She obtained her degree in International Relations at the Masaryk University and a Masters degree in European Studies and Global Development at the Maastricht University. She has considerable experience in proposal writing, coordination, planning and monitoring of activities, as well as supporting capacity building for disadvantaged groups in civil society. She has gained her experience in a Brussels-based think tank and in several Slovak NGOs, where she was implementing projects from various donors, such as SlovakAid and the EU. 

 Zuzana Kubáň – Project Assistant

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Zuzana originally studied politics and history at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she realised that her true passion lies in human rights and criminal law. It was for this reason that she left for Italy, where at the United Nations Crime and Justice Research Institute she received an LL.M in international law. During her studies, she also worked as a research assistant with a specialist in human rights law, where she analysed violations of human rights in war-ridden countries. Currently, she aspires to gain experience in the application of the law in practice, which brought her to our agency.