Student of European Studies and International Relations on Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava. As a volunteer co-operated with Project Forum and participated on preparation of the Central European Forum in 2013.
Andrea Puková – journalist, in the nineties editor of the czecho-slovak weekly Mosty (Bridges). In 1996 she produced the supplement Forum together with Marta Šimečková in the slovak daily paper SME and worked for the weekly Domino-Fórum and in the daily SME. Later she became editor of the multidisciplinary quarterly Anthropos and at the same time of the monthly OS (Civic Society), editing it up to this day. In 2005 she was guest of the Milena Jesenská Scholarship Program of the viennus Institute for Human Sciences for the series of talks on Europe.
After emigrating from Bratislava she moved to West Germany and later to the UK,. For over 20 years she worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, focusing mainly on the development of local branches of Amnesty in Eastern and Central Europe; later she helped to build advocacy capacity of staff working in local programmes of Save the Children UK in a range of countries including China, Ethiopia, Pakistan and former Yugoslavia. Currently lives in the United States as a free lance translator.
Marta Šimečková – journalist, interpreter. She published under the name Marta Frišová. After 1989, she became editor of Archa, one the first independent publishing houses in Slovakia. Later she became editor-in-chief of Mosty (Bridges), a Czecho-Slovak weekly Mosty and worked with Andrea Puková on editing Fórum, a supplement of daily SME. She also worked at Domino-Fórum weekly and daily SME. Since 2004 she contributes to the monthly OS, where she also serves as co-editor. In 2005, she received the Milena Jesenská Scholarship, offered by Vienna Institute for Human Sciences, to conduct interviews on Europe.