Pavol Otepka

Edited on 15/10/2023

Pavol Otepka

  • Slovakia

  • Slovak, Czech, English, Polish, Serbian
Pavol Otepka
Availability :
Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

Thematic expertise:
> Education



Long term experience in project management and coordination, project evaluation a different conceptual activities. I used to be working as an university professor for at least 18 years and provided all my lectures also in English to foreign students. I made plenty of presentations in different topics on different conferences in many not only European countries. After 2018 I was a member of one of tne biggest EU project - EESSI - Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information, which is implemented in not only all EU member countries, but also in Norway, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Island and most of the communication, meetings, seminars, and activities were completed in English.

I have worked as an project or project schemes evaluator for a long time, so I would like to bring some new ideas to the URBACT programme as well. I am very happy, if I also can somehow to help the applicants to make proposed project more reliable, better connected to the programme or maybe make some corrections according to improvement of application or realization process.

The list of selected projects implemented (some of them as a lead partner) as well as a plenty of projects and programmes evaluation reports, as follows:
1. FPS COST Action FP1301 „Innovative management and multifunctional utilization of traditional coppice forests – an answer to future ecological, European forestry sector (EuroCoppice)“;
2. Changing value preferences, No.: 21210299;
3. Program Intelligent Energy – Europe, No.: IEE/10/470/SI2.593725 „Promotion of Regional Bioenergy Initiatives – PromoBio“;
4. LLP – Erasmus IP 2010 – 2012 No.: 2010-1-FI1-ERA10-03634 „Intensive Course on Renewable Energies“;
5. EuCan Bio Power project 2011 – 2013: „Transatlantic empowering the skills, knowledge and knowhow in teaching and learning bio energy entrepreneurship“;
6. Programme Culture 2000: CLT 2004/A1/IT – 154: “Smart History” (From Smart History towards common European Heritage by preservation model of Cinque Terre National Park);
and many others.

I work almost professionaly with computers, especially: ECDL certificate (MS DOS; WIN 9X, 2000, XP; MS OFFICE: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook; COREL; Internet; E-mail; Language HTML...); Knowledge of SAP, LMS (Learning Management Systems) – Moodle and Adobe Captivate 2019 and also most of the communication plarforms - Skype, MS Teams, Webex, Google Meet, Zoom... Knowledge of graphic design applications (Adobe Illustrator™, PhotoShop™). Some part of my life I have been even working at the information section of my employers. I am also the evaluator of the projects in information and communication technology - ICT.

Some fact in spite of many words:
225 scientific publications - most of them in English and are published abroad, 35 lectures at scientific conferences in Slovakia and abroad (Canada, Finland, Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania etc.); International educational and scientific projects and courses: 15; Leading or
participating in research projects and grants at national level: 15; List of publications (225), list of citations (390, 136 registered at WoS and SCOPUS), national (15) and international (15) projects, certificates and diplomas...

I can provide other information and documents according to request.