Martin Vokálek, Czechia
Martin Vokálek holds a master’s degree in International Politics and Diplomacy from the Faculty of International Relations of the Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE v Praze) and an MBA degree from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and the Prague University of Economics and Business, Czechia. His minor was Project Management, and he has also completed courses in Management and Law at the Management Centre Innsbruck, Austria. He has participated for several years in the European Youth Parliament and the Czech Student Union, was a Vice President and Member of the Academic Senate, and has co-founded the Czech chapter of the student transatlantic think-tank European Horizons. For several years, he collaborated on the project of CERMAT, worked at the Institute of International Relations and other institutions, served as the Finance Manager at the International Sustainable Finance Centre, and was active also in the private sector.
He is currently the Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, having started there as the Office and Project Manager in 2016. He is interested in economic issues, European security and NATO, hybrid threats, war crimes and international law problematic.
Christian Kvorning Lassen, Czechia
Christian holds an MA in International Relations Studies from Aarhus University and a BA in European and History Studies from Aarhus University and University of Surrey. He has previously worked for the Royal Danish Embassy to the Czech Republic’s Political and Economics department, as well as the Forum 2000 Foundation before joining EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, where he has worked as a Research Fellow and Deputy Director, his current position.
Through his work at EUROPEUM, he has authored numerous policy papers within his areas of expertise; EU climate and energy policy, rise of populism, migration, and social and societal cohesion in the nexus of green and digital transformations. He has secured, led and collaborated on several international projects under the EU’s CERV, Horizon2020, Horizon Europe and Europe for Citizens programmes, as well as projects under the International Visegrad Fund, Austrian Future Fund, EUKI and ECF.
Ingrid Borárosová, Slovakia
Ingrid studied political science at Ss Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, where she received her Doctoral degree with the thesis focusing on the integration of migrants. She is one of the founding members of BPI, where she works as the financial and project manager and also as a senior researcher. She focuses her work currently mainly on the following topics such as migration, integration, extremism, radicalisation, public policies, young people and informal education.
Dániel Róna, Hungary
Dániel is a political scientist and the director of the 21 Research Center. He was the recipient of the Kolnai Aurél Prize in 2017 for his doctoral dissertation on the far-right party of Jobbik – which has also been published in a book format. His interests are research methodology, public opinion polling, and voter behaviour and has several publications on these topics. He received the Sasakawa Scholarship in 2013. He was researching at Berkeley after gaining a Fulbright Scholarship in 2018. He has been actively involved as an advisor/background researcher in several political campaigns as well, such as the campaign of Dialogue for Hungary, László Botka, or Budapest-mayor Gergely Karácsony. Since 2018, he has been working for the party Momentum.
Milosz Hodun, Poland
Miłosz is the President of the Projekt: Polska Foundation and member of the Board of Directors of the European Liberal Forum. Author and editor of various publications on hate speech and populism, e.g. US/THEM. Hate Speech at the Service of Politics; Free Voices. LGBT+ Rights in Eastern Europe; Beyond Flt Earth. Conspiracy Theory vs. European Liberals. Visiting adjunct professor at Reykjavik University Law School. His main areas of academic interest are comparative constitutional law and federalism.