“European Solidarity: (Mis)interpretation in Slovakia”, December 1 (IESIR, Slovakia)

The presentation of chapter European Solidarity: (Mis)interpretation in Slovakia was held by:

Lucia Mokrá is Associate Professor of International and European law at Comenius University in Bratislava. She is also a visiting professor at other universities in Europe and chairperson of the TEPSA board. Her research includes human rights, external relations, institutional settings and enforcement in international and European law.

The follow-up discussion will be joined by:
Magda Vášáryová is founder and first director of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA); Ambassador, A.D. in Austria and Poland and former Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, former Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.

Tomáš Kozák is the Director-General for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) of Slovakia. Before taking up this position, he was Ambassador to the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) in Brussels. He joined the MFEA in 2003.

Zuzana Števulová is a lawyer, feminist, and human rights activist. She focuses on human rights, migration and refugees and gender equality. In 2016, US Secretary of State John Kerry awarded her the International Woman of Courage Award for her personal commitment to promoting the rights of refugees and migrants. She is co-president of Human Rights League.

Moderated by:
Andrea Figulová is Assistant Professor at the Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Comenius University in Bratislava. She studied political science and law and holds a PhD in European studies and policies. Her research is on political institutionalism and Slovak politics. She has worked in the Slovak parliament and her years of experience there inform her teaching.

This event took place in the framework of the upcoming publication of TEPSA’s new book: “Solidarity in Action and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, which will focus on solidarity in action and is edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak, and Paul Schmidt. Coming soon via Springer.