• Daniella Huszár

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

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

     

    1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities

     

    2. Thematic expertise:
    >Culture

    >Social Innovation

     

    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Sustaining stakeholder engagement and translating strategies into actions

     

  • Pavol Otepka

    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.

    Pavol Otepka
    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    pavol.otepka@gmail.com

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

    Thematic expertise:
    > Education

     

  • Katarína Svitková

    Climate change and its impacts are a common denominator of many challenges cities are facing today. There are no simple solutions to these issues, while city budgets and staff capacities are limited. In other words, cities often need to do more with less.

    Seeing this as an opportunity rather than a problem, I am here to help cities to take a hard look and identify the key issues, objectives and directions towards sustainability. Leveraging the local knowledge and expertise is the point of departure, as each city is unique and there is no copy-paste model that will bring solutions overnight.

    I have spent the last decade focusing on how cities around the world "do climate resilience"; from urban communes in Chile to the City of San Francisco, Barcelona or Prague. I have focused above all on the areas of climate change adaptation and sustainable mobility. I am happy to share this knowledge and simultaneously gain more of it as I work with the member cities. 

    What I offer:

    8 years of experience in engagement with city officials

    • Analysing current practices with professionals dedicated to climate adaptation, circular economy, urban mobility, crisis management, public health and innovation in cities across Europe, North America and Latin America.
    • Leading a pilot study of city resilience for the Institute of Planning and Development of the City of Prague.
    • Research and public outreach program focused on sustainable mobility in cities (SUMP, multi-modality, integration, public space, shared mobility, electric vehicles, etc.).

     

    8 years of experience in project management

    • Including communication and project deliverables. This includes programs on the levels of universities, research institutes, philanthropic organizations, NGOs and think-tanks.
    • Examples:
    • Securing Cities: Vulnerability, Resilience and Politics. Funded by the Grant Agency of Charles University, 2015-2019.
    • Decarbonization of transport: pathways towards sustainable urban mobility. EUROPEUM Institute, 2021-2023.

     

    3 years of experience in direct consultations for public sector

    • Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Innovation Centre, Institute of Planning and Development - City level.

     

    10 years of experience in field and desk research and publications. Selected examples:

     

    10 years of experience teaching university courses for students and professionals

    • City-focused module for Master level students and professionals at Charles University discussing vulnerability and resilience of cities. Emphasis on the existing practices applied in cities across the world (from urban gentrification to climate change and natural disasters affecting cities).

     

    5 years of experience delivering guest lectures, facilitating workshops and roundtables

    Please reach out if you have any questions. I am looking forward to working with you!

    Katarina Svitkova photo
    Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

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

    1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
       
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Mobility
      > Climate Adaptation

       
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
       
  • Andrea Barickmanová

    Over the past four years, I was involved in two URBACT III networks related to the OnStage project. I began  as an ULG coordinator for the city of Brno, where a part of my job was to coordinate music programmes for social change which were implemented within the project. Brno's OnStage project was a success and has resulted in the city becoming the leading partner of the CZ&SK national initiative OnStage. As I was knowledgeable in GP, I had the role of expert on the inovative methods of music education and provided help to the partner cities. Experiencing how the networks work from the inside made me truly appreciate its learning potential and practical deliverability of its projects. It simply works. A strong methodological and thematic support combined with carefully planned timeline of the project made it feel like a pleasant walk with teachers and friends, at the end of which there was at once a newly aquired know-how, its result and a group of enthousiastic people who stand behind the project.

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

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

    1. Thematic expertise:
      > Social Innovation
  • Kamila Gamalova

    I have a deep passion for learning and sharing knowledge on a local, national and international level. My experience from the international environment has taught me to approach sustainable urban development with respect to local specifics and needs. I believe that the most important key to success is trust, engagement and being open-minded. I enjoy organizing interactive workshops and discussions during transnational meetings and developing new ideas.

    I have been working for URBACT since 2018. As the project leader of the Transfer Network Welcoming International Talent (2018 – 2021) my main  focus was on attraction and inclusion of international talents. The objective was to create a strategy that would attract internationals to middle sized cities and ensure that they become valued members of local society. I also worked as Lead Expert of NPTI OnStage (2021 – 2022). The main vision of the project was inclusion of socially disadvantaged children and their parents from the majority, the Roma community and international community through group lessons in performing arts. We created 31 music and dance programmes conducted both in schools and non-profit organizations involving more than 300 kids.

    I am confident my motivation and knowledge will contribute to enhancing your network by utilizing my experience from many different fields such as development of international cooperation projects and urban development projects (eg. participatory budgeting), internationalization, inclusion, event management, cultural and creative industries, city branding and higher education. Since 2010, I have been working for various employers from public, private, non-profit and educational sectors in nine European countries and Canada which enabled me to have a deep understanding of various needs of different stakeholders.

    I see the position of URBACT expert as an excellent opportunity to help cities to share their challenges and learn from each other. They can learn not only from successful solutions but also from failures which allows cities to wisely choose the right urban development methods and tailor it to the needs of their city.

    Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

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

    1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Communication
      > Culture
      > Equality, diversity, inclusion
      > Education 
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
      > Sustaining engagement of stakeholders and translating strategies into actions
  • Viktor Květoň

    I am a researcher in the field of local and regional development, knowledge economy and innovation with many years of experience in transferring knowledge into practice. I work closely with companies, cities, regions and national institutions.

    I can add value to your network by mediating the latest findings on the support of the local and knowledge-based economy.

    I have broad knowledge about innovation and knowledge challenges in different types of cities and regions. I can also offer experience in evaluating various support activities, projects and local efforts to improve the situation.

    I can bring design and creative thinking of supporting interventions in the development of the local ecosystem.

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    viktor.kveton@natur.cuni.cz

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

    1. Thematic expertise:
      > Knowledge economy