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– Stará tržnica, Bratislava
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8:45 – 10:10


10:10 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:35


11:35 – 12:05


12:05 – 13:10


13:10 – 14:30


Important notice

The order of speakers within presentation blocks may change.

The exact times of workshops and discussions may slightly change, however the overall schedule of the afternoon programme will be kept.

The afternoon workshops will be held at different places simultaneously.


14:30 – 18:00


  • 14:30 – 15:25

    What does fair business cost in Slovakia?

    Stories of firm directors, who decided to reject the unfair game.

    Magdaléna Dobišová (Skanska), Michaela Benedigová (Seesame), Ivan Štefunko (Neulogy). Hosted by Lukáš Fila.
  • 15:35 – 15:50

    Don’t say that it isn’t possible

    Story of a 15-year-old activist, who uses his knowledge of the law to teach a lesson to the Czech officials. He keeps an eye on the state council from the age of 10 and writes complaints better than many adults.

    Jakub Čech. Hosted by Zuzana Wienk.
  • 15:50 – 16:50

    How to fix institutions – people verzus rules

    How to bring difficult changes and start obeying rules in environments, which reject them?

    Lenka Bradáčová (Czech public prosecutor), Mária Kolíková (secretary of state at the Justice Ministry). Hosted by Zuzana Wienk.
  • 17:00 – 18:00

    Is Bratislava disconnected from the rest of Slovakia? Does a “cafe problem” even exist?

    Ľudmila Kolesárová (Good Angel), Adam Znášik (communication strategist, Komplot) Martin Dubéci (political analyst), Rado Sloboda (Not in our town, Socrates Institute). Hosted by Braňo Závodský.
14:30 – 18:20


It is necessary to sign up to workshops in advance.

Venue: Kunsthalle

  • 14:30 – 15:30

    Data are more than just labels - not just in science

    Hosted by: Andrej Findor and Matej Hruška
    Capacity: 50 people

    Andrej will bring one fresh case study from Slovakia. He will use it to show what hypothesis were at the beginning of the problem, where they changed throughout the experiment and how research changed initial plans and ideas of a planned campaign. He will certainly be open to questions and debates.

  • 15:40 – 16:40

    The power of nudge in real life or How to use nudging to improve your surroundings

    Hosted by: Luke Ravenscroft
    Capacity: 50 people

    With the participants, Luke will go through real-life cases from his years of experience and use them to show the power of behavioural economics and nudging.

  • 16:50 – 18:20

    Gamification for the right cause

    Hosted by: Martin Jaššo
    Capacity: 30 people

    Martin will go deeper into the concepts of gamification. He will answer specific questions, evaluate ideas and use exercises to show, how to grasp gamification so that the result is more than just a shiny, unused app.

Venue: Tržnica vľavo

  • 14:30 – 16:00 a 16:30 – 18:00

    How to approach positive deviance

    Hosted by: Lars Thuesen and Karolína Miková
    Capacity: 2 x 50 people

    Lars will show the effect of positive deviance on real cases and problems brought in by the participants themselves. He will choose those, that scare people in their sleep, and will work on them with other participants in groups as well as in a mutual discussion.

Venue: Tržnica vpravo

  • 14:30 – 15:30

    An hour of Q&A with an insider from the state sector

    Hosted by: Rado Baťo
    Capacity: 25 people

    Rado will react to problems brought in by the participants. He will try to identify where their contact with the state sector could’ve been ineffective and help them to approach the issue from a better side next time.

  • 15:40 – 16:40

    Ethnical training in a big firm

    Hosted by: Magdaléna Dobišová
    Capacity: 25 people

    Magdaléna will guide participants through the process of ethical training in her firm Skanska. How can ethics be trained in a practical, fun and interactive way. Simply, school by game.

  • 16:50 – 18:20

    How to become an everyday hero

    Hosted by: Dániel Bolyky
    Capacity: 18 people

    Daniel will show us how to work on personal qualities and how important an individual is for social change. We can all become everyday heroes. He will use one of the methods used by Philip Zimbardo and maybe he will take you out into the streets.

Venue: Tržnica vzadu

  • 14:30 – 15:10

    What are public institutions hiding from us?

    Vedie: Asia Przybylska
    Capacity: 20 people

    Asia works on MojePanstwo.pl, a project that collects tools for monitoring the work of public institutions in Poland. It gives people a quick and free access to acts of law, court rulings, regional finances or connections between different organizations. Asia will introduce the philosophy of MojePanstwo.pl and answer questions regarding the differences of such projects in Slovakia and Poland.

FROM 18.30

After party at KC Dunaj

  • 19.00

    Art Duel s Pixel Federation

    Marek Rakučák, Daniel Mihálik and Sebastiaan van Asperen
  • 20.00 – 22.00

    Matwe Drappenmadchenfeller

Old Market Hall

Old Market Hall



It doesn’t really matter if we are from Bardejov or Bratislava, if we are 20 or 40 years old, if we prefer coffee or beer. We are all equally worried about decency and fairness disappearing from public life, about being hopelessly underrepresented in politics.

There are thousands of us – in hospitals, schools, non-profits, businesses, among hockey players, creatives… We want to live in a country that is good for us. In our professional lives, however, we constantly encounter failing state and corruption.

Despite that, we go on. We can offer positive energy, expertise, good solutions and passionate debate.

Even the good and public interest need their own strong network, so that voices saying "Decency pays off" and "Fairness and humanism are not a laughing matter" can echo ever stronger.

That is why we came up with Network – a meeting that will fill us with energy and hope. A meeting that will interconnect and offer new skills and experiences. A meeting that will bring shared space for open discussion on how to gradually enforce fairness in Slovakia.


Presentations will be interpreted into Slovak and English.


We would like Network to be free of charge for everybody. But it’s simply not possible. If we projected all expenses into the price of a single ticket, it would come to roughly 80 euros. We are aware that is quite a lot and thanks to big support of our partners we managed to lower the entry fee significantly. To make this magic happen, however, we still need your financial help. Please choose from three types of tickets according to your financial possibilities or according to how much you want to support us.

Please, keep us up to date with your attendance

We want Network to be a great, useful place for everybody. Preparation costs us a lot of hard work, money and time. That is why we aim to set up capacity, refreshments and all the pretty things the best way we can. Whenever you learn that you cannot come to see us, please, forward the ticket to somebody close to you or let us know, so that we have a chance to offer the ticket to somebody else. This will help us create the best possible experience for the biggest possible number of people.

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Partners & Donors

Our partners in organising this event are České Centrum Pro Investigativní Žurnalistiku, the polish Fundacja ePaństwoNoémi Alexa of Hungary. This event can take place thanks to the kind and generous support of the following donors: