Academic program

July 25th - August 1st 2020


Aleš Chmelař

Aleš Chmelař is the Deputy Minister for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. From 2007 to 2010, he studied at Sciences Po Paris (Bachelor) in the field of economic and political transformation, and European integration of post-communist countries. Between 2010 and 2011, Mr Chmelař further studied at the London School of Economics (MSc.) specializing in economic and monetary policy of the EU and EMU. Mr Chmelař worked at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels (as an intern in the Financial Services Department of the Directorate-General for Economic Affairs, 2012), or in the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, 2012-2014). Mr Chmelař was also the head of the Department of EU Strategies and Trends at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic between 2014 and 2016. In addition, he also served as the Director of the EU Economic Policy Coordination Department (2017) and the State Secretary for European Affairs (2017 - 2018). Mr Chmelař regularly publishes in professional journals and mainstream media.

Christian Kvorning Lassen

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 in England. He has previously worked for the Royal Danish Embassy to the Czech Republic’s Political and Economics department, as well as Forum2000 before joining EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, where he is currently Head of Research. Through his work at EUROPEUM, he has organized, managed and collaborated on numerous international projects, including several Horizon2020 and Europe for Citizens’ projects, revolving mainly around migration, the rise of populism and European integration.

Ivo Šlosarčík

Ivo Šlosarčík is a professor of European Integration Studies, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics and Administration (2017) and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law (2006) at Charles University in Prague. He holds a LL.M. in comparative constitutional law (Central European University in Budapest) and a Ph.D. in international law (Charles University in Prague). Ivo Šlosarčík also served as a director for research at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, as member of governmental advisory bodies on the European Constitutional Treaty and the EU Council Presidency. Ivo Šlosarčík´s research focuses on the EU constitutionalization, rule of law in the EU and Europenization of national civil service and judiciary.

Tereza Vicková

Tereza finished her Master’s studies in International Area Studies with a focus on North America at the Charles University in Prague. For more than 3 years, she is working in the international study abroad company as Program coordinator for Short programs, Teach Abroad and TEFL. Currently, Tereza is also a lecturer at the Charles University, teaching about international communication and leadership. She used to serve as a president of Charles University Debate Club from 2012 until 2015. Tereza was also involved in the High school debate association, where she was a member of the board for 2 years. Tereza organized and led numerous debate tournaments and workshops in the past and she also cooperated with the European Summer School Prague for the past three years.

Anna Kárníková

Since 2014, Anna Kárníková has been in executive roles in the field of climate change and environment protection. She currently works as a Director with the Friends of the Earth Czech Republic. Previously she was a Head of the Centre for Transport and Energy and a Director of the Department for Sustainable Development in the Prime Minister´s Office of the Czech Republic. She holds degrees in EU studies from the Charles University in Prague and from Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics. She regularly contributes commentaries to various media outlets on Czech and EU climate policy.

Danielle Piatkiewicz

Danielle Piatkiewicz is a research fellow at EUROPEUM focusing on issues around Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European security, NATO and Eastern Partnership. She is also an independent consultant for the Alliance of Democracies Foundation. Previously, she was a senior program coordinator for The German Marshall Fund of the United States’ (GMF) Asia and the Future of Geopolitics programs (Washington, DC) and she worked on various leadership development projects including the Young Professionals Summit at GMF’s flagship event, the Brussels Forum among others. Before that, she worked as a program assistant in GMF’s Wider Atlantic program in Brussels and program intern in Warsaw. Before joining GMF, she worked for the European Institute of Peace in Brussels (EIP). She holds a M.A. in international and political studies with a concentration in transatlantic studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She received her B.A. in political science with an emphasis in international relations and a minor in German studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

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