Our team
Milan Sagat
Executive director
Milan Šagát works with VIA IURIS since 2009 and is the Executive Director of the organization since 2014. He is also the member of the Board of the White Crow Award. He gained his professional experience as the project coordinator of Pontis Foundation in democratization projects in Serbia and Turkey and as the consultant for fundraising and strategic development of an NGO Projekt Forum. He studied political science at Comenius University in Bratislava and at Belgrade University, and currently studies Civil Society Studies at Charles University in Prague. He is a Mensa Slovakia member and Sasakawa Young Leaders fellow. Loves his family, running and books.
Imrich Vozar
Imrich Vozár works with VIA IURIS since 2008 and specializes in public participation in decision-making and access to information, especially in the cases related to environmental issues and creation of legislation. He coordinates VIA IURIS‘ membership in the international network Justice & Environment. Studied law on Masaryk’s University in Brno. During his studies, he cooperated with Czech NGO Ecological Legal Service. Between 2005 and 2008 worked with the Slovak Ministry of Environment. He likes to spend his free time travelling. He is married with two kids.
Juraj Rizman
Campaigns and Communication

Juraj Rizman is our campaigns and communication coordinator. He worked as spokesman in several non-governmental organizations and coordinated many successful environmental campaigns, for example campaign against uranium mining. In 2008 Juraj was awarded the Spokesman of the Year in category: public and non-profit sector. For years he had been member of management of Greenpeace in Slovakia as well as in CEE region.

Kristina Babiakova
Kristína Babiaková has a law degree from University of Trnava. In VIA IURIS, she focuses on public participation, judiciary and police. During her university education, she worked with an NGO Citizen and Democracy on the project of legal assistance and the programme Everyday Law. She worked with University of Trnava as a lecturer of the course “Legal Clinic for Communities” and a student supervisor. She has authored and co-authored several publications in the area of human rights and judiciary.
Ivana Figuli
Ivana Figuli studied law at University of Toulouse and Paul Cézanne University. Before working with VIA IURIS, she worked with UNHCR in Georgia, as a volunteer for Amnesty International in Chile and with an NGO Pobladores, working with Mexican people and assisting them to promote their housing right and protect their environment. She specializes in human rights and participates the projects of international association Justice & Environment. She is an steadfast optimist and no one has ever seen her without the smile on her face.
Peter Wilfling
Peter Wilfling graduated from Law Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava. His expert work is focused on public access to information, public rights to participate on decision-making in issues of environmental protection, freedom of expression and argumentation in court decisions. He took part in preparing comments of several legislation drafts related to access of public to information and participation of public on decision-making.
Monika Jankovicova
Communication & Projects
Monika Jankovičová is responsible for communication with our donors, public and in charge of office management. Studied at University of Economics in Bratislava, and participated in the exchange scholarships with University of Economies in Katowice, Poland and Masaryk’s University in Brno, Czech Republic. She attended the internship in Slovak Governance Institute and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovak Republic. She likes to explore new countries and cultures. The dance floor and mountains are the best places to relax for her.
Alexandra Tilingerova
Alexandra Tilingerová studied law at Pan-European University in Bratislava. In VIA IURIS she works as a lawyer and coordinator of the White Crow Award. Alexandra is interested in asylum law, she took an internship at the International Organization for Migration. She cooperated also with NGO Marginal and the Slovak Humanitarian Council. Later, she worked as a consultant for foreigners who wanted to work and live in Slovakia. Alexandra is interested in education and psychology. She enjoys folklore and dance.
Helena Hricova
Financial manager
Hela Hricová is our financial manager. She graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava. In the past, she worked as a financial manager of Slovak Scouting. She has written several methodological publications on non-profit accounting. In her spare time, besides the family, she is also dedicated to cycling and playing guitar, ukulele or piano. The greatest joy for her is to steer the yacht, she took her the captain’s exams in Scottish seawater.
Zdenka Tesarova
Accounting & Finances
Zdenka Tesarova studied finances at Matej Bel University and works with VIA IURIS since 2003. Apart from the accounting, she is also our consultant in economic and organizational matters. She worked in several private companies in the past and attended distance training on accounting, financial management and marketing of NGOs. She spends her free time doing sports.
Andrea Ochrankova
Office Manager
Andrea Ochránková our Office manager. She graduated from Politics at the Comenius University in Bratislava and continued her studies at Academia Istropolitana NOVA in the field of European Studies. She worked in international companies in the field of office management and facility management. She admires beautiful architecture, likes fine art and relaxes with a book and cup of good coffee. Actually she spends most of her leasure time.
The control body of the association
The Board is control and advisory body of the organization, one of its main competences is that it elects and removes the Executive Director from his position.
Tomas Kamenec
Attorney, Paul Q
Erik Lastic
Pedagogue at Comenius University
Andrej Majernik
Attorney, Majernik & Mihalikova
Dana Marekova
Campaigner at CEE Bankwatch Network
Ondrej Smolar
Executive Director, Soitron Group

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