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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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Eva Balažovičová - Project Coordinator

Eva is responsible for the coordination and management of the projects supporting market infrastructure, including capacity building and employability of women in rural areas in Moldova. Eva is building on her broad experience with managing projects in Moldova, where she has been working since 2014. The topic of international labour mobility caught her interest after completing her studies in 2010 when she started working for the Slovak branch of EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion. Later, she was implementing projects focused on regional development and international cooperation for various EU-funded programmes supporting education and socio-economic development in the Bratislava Region and partnering regions abroad. She holds a master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Economics, and in European Studies from the Comenius University in Bratislava.

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Eva Slančo - Project Coordinator

As a coordinator of the project focused on student and labor mobility in Slovakia and Moldova, Eva is responsible for overall implementation and coordination of project activities. She has developed close ties with Moldova thanks to her previous work experience in the nonprofit sector, as she has been devoted to development aid, especially in the EU neighborhood region. She received her degree in International relations at Masaryk University and Masters degree in European studies and Global Development at Maastricht University. She focuses on project proposal writing, coordination, planning and monitoring of development activities, as well as capacity building of disadvantaged groups of the civil society. She gained experience in a Brussels-based think-tank, in one of the most active NGOs in Slovakia, and in a consultancy firm implementing development projects for the EU. 

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Radka Dančiaková – Finance & Administration Specialist

Radka focuses on administrative and financial management of projects. She studied economics at the Technical University of Chemnitz (Germany) and International Relations at the University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovakia). For more than 10 years, she worked for the National Bank of  Slovakia where she managed activities relating to membership in International Organizations such as OECD, EBRD and BIS. Later, she coordinated activities and relations with the European Central Bank. She was also responsible for planning and implementation of technical assistance for the National Bank of Ukraine. She also has experience from a slovak IT company as People & Operations Manager.

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Barbora Kovarík Böhmerová - Senior Legal Expert

Barbora 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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Jana Šmihulová Jakabovičová - Senior Legal Expert

Jana works as an external consultant for the organization's legal affairs. In the past, she worked as a lawyer at the Migration Information Center of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia, where she provided legal advice to nationals of third countries on issues of residence, employment and citizenship.

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Soňa Andrášová – Project Developer

Soňa 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. 

 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. 

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