Julian Gerhart received a bachelor of arts in Marketing and Management Communication at Aarhus University in Denmark. Julian returned to his home country with a vision to build a better education that prepares young people to become responsible citizens.

Together with his friends, he co-founded a non-profit organization, Zmudri.sk. It is an online platform for young people and teachers with free video courses and learning materials focusing on topics such as civic issues, financial literacy, critical thinking, job search, media literacy and more. After five years of existence, the organization has produced over 200 video courses, registered more than 10 000 teachers, gained 70 000+ followers on social media, been featured on major Slovak media such as RTVS, Markiza, JOJ, Dennik N, SME, Hospodárske Noviny, Trend, Refresher, StartitUp and Dobré Noviny. The organization was also awarded Forbes 30under30 and European Citizen’s Prize in European parliament in Brussels. Julian is currently studying MBA at Oxford University thanks to highly competitive full ride Skoll Scholarship. He became only the 2 nd person from CEE region, who received this scholarship in its 20 years history.

Last edit November 16, 2023.

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