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PhDr. Daniel Herman

Historian, lecturer of Czech language and literature

He studied History and Pedagogical-psychological studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. He also studied at the Université Le Mirail in Toulouse and the Institut fűr Internationale Politik und Wirtschaft in Hamburg. Rigorous thesis on the topic of Anti-Semitism at the turn of the XIX. and XX. centuries he finished at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ostrava. He published in Czech review Literární noviny and on the websites and He is interested in literature, the history of film and theatre, and combat sports (Class III coach in wrestling). He gave a series of lectures on cinematography of 1970’s at the Department of Art History and Cultural Heritage of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava. As a volunteer, he taught the Czech language to compatriot communities in Moldova and Ukraine. Since 2016, he has been working as a lecturer of the Czech language in cooperation with the Czech Center in Kyiv.

Mgr. Barbora Navrátilová Machová, Ph.D.

Ethnologist and translator

She graduated in Ethnology and Slavic Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno, specializing in Bulgarian language and literature, which she developed for a year and a half at the University of Sofia and two semesters in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). At the University of Skopje (North Macedonia) she studied the Macedonian language and researched the Macedonian national identity among the Orthodox and Muslim population of the country. Her dissertation focused on the daily life, economic strategies and religiosity of a village community in a mountain area in North Macedonia. For several years, she taught Czech to non-EU foreigners in Brno, translated and interpreted from Bulgarian, and lectured at the Institute of European Ethnology and the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University regarding the folk culture of Slavic peoples and the Balkans. She has been following the issue of refugees and labour migration from (South) Eastern Europe in the Czech Republic for a long time as well.

BcA. Klára Kučerová, DiS.

Journalist and storyteller

She graduated from the Higher Professional School of Journalism and the University of Creative Communication in the field of Literary Creation. She has worked in a number of major Czech media houses such as Czech Television (Česká Televize) and Czech Radio (Český Rozhlas). Now she works at Seznam company as a storyteller. She has long been interested in psychological and sociological topics. She also monitors and writes about events in Ukraine, and she focuses on the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the Czech Republic as well.

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Markéta Svobodová

Student of Bachelor of Journalism, Charles University in Prague

Markéta Svobodová is a student of Journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague. She is focused on international relations (especially Eastern Europe) in her studies. As a volunteer she takes part in the “11 plus 1” project and helps foreigners from Eastern Europe – who were forced to leave their home country and come to the Czech Republic – to learn Czech. In the current situation, Markéta also helps as a volunteer and looks after children of Ukrainian refugees in the Congress Centre in Prague.

Doc. Petr Lozoviuk, Ph.D.

Head of the Department of Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Petr Lozoviuk studied ethnology at the Institute of Ethnology of the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University in Prague, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Uniwersytet Gdański. He was a university lecturer at the Technische Universität Dresden, Charles University in Prague, the University of Pardubice, the Technical University of Liberec and the Masaryk University in Brno. For more than a decade he worked as a researcher at the Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde in Dresden. He experienced a number of research visits in the countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe. Since 2012, he has been regularly visiting Ukraine and Belarus for his research.

Maria Stroeva

Independent journalist with focus on economic journalism

Maria Stroeva was born in Russian capital Moscow and lived there for many years. After graduating from the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University of M.V. Lomonosov, she worked in Russian state television channels as an editor-in-chief of news and analytical programs. From 2004 to 2014 she hosted daily broadcasted news program on the Russian television channel RBK. In 2014, after the annexation of Crimea, she left Russia and moved to Ukraine, where she lived and worked for several years. Currently she lives in the Czech Republic.

PhDr. Petr Pojman, Ph.D.

Political scientist, Team Coordinator and Chairman of Team4Ukraine

In 2002 he joined the Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague. He has completed several study and research stages in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Great Britain. In 2008-2009 he worked in the humanitarian project of Caritas Czech Republic (Magdala), which helps victims of human trafficking in the Czech Republic. Since 2010, he has been working as an independent consultant for the private, state, and non-governmental sectors. He cooperates with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on combating trafficking in human beings and election observation. In 2012 he became a founding member of the Czech Criminological Society, and since 2013 he has been a member of its Committee. In 2014 he finished his dissertation, comparing organized crime and its relation to politics in Russia and Ukraine. Petr Pojman has been working in Ukraine since 2014, making part of the projects of the Prague Security Studies Institute. He focuses on security, organized crime, and hybrid warfare methods. In 2015 he founded the non-profit organization Team4Ukraine.

Bc. Martina Vítková

Student of the Master’s degree, Department of Anthropology, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Martina Vítková studies the 5th year of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of West Bohemia (ZČU) in Pilsen. In her bachelor thesis, she focused on the anthropology of tourism in connection with cultural change. The topic of her thesis was “The influence of tourism on local culture in the mountainous locality Pejo in the Italian region of Trentino. “ She also made part of a team within a research project focused on the activities of Czech expatriate societies in southern Ukraine and conducted field research.

Klára Trávníčková

Student of bachelor’s degree, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

Klára Trávníčková studies programmes of East European studies and History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. In the spring of 2020, she worked as a Czech language lector for foreigners in pursuance of the Czech Center in Lviv. She participated in translating the Ukrainian program On Ukraine through Cultural Lens. Furthermore, she published her articles on the We and Ukraine website and in the journal Mezinárodní politika. In her bachelor’s thesis she focuses on the collective memory of Ukrainian immigrants in the Czech Republic.