Karolína Miková


She has worked in Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia (PDCS) since 1996, starting as a volunteer, then a project manager, trainer and facilitator and today as executive director.

She studied urban planning at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and took a one-year study program at the Institute for Public Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A. She completed PhD. studies at the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava.

In 2011/2012 she worked as the head of the Office of the Slovak Government Plenipotentiary for the Development of Civil Society.

As an expert she deals mostly with public conflict resolution and prevention, citizen participation in public issues decision-making, the development of civil society, deliberative democracy, community development and cross-sector cooperation.

She has trained and consulted internationally in over 35 countries.

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Turning towards each other, not against each other: Bridging to counter authoritarianism & advance belonging
While concerns around democracy and political fragmentation and those related to social, racial, and economic justice are often framed as separate challenges, they are in fact deeply intertwined. The issues around which the far right is stoking division (such as gender identity, demographic change, and migration) are part of a larger strategy to shrink who is considered part of the collective “we”—and therefore worthy of resources and support—and to advance anti-democratic ideologies more broadly. And indeed, in this moment of deep collective uncertainty and division, authoritarianism is...