Martin Vavrinčík is an expert on the issues of social exclusion and regional development. He had worked with socially excluded Roma communities since 2010, initially as the Head of Department at the Slovak Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family, later as the Program Director at ETP Slovakia and the director of the community center. Since 2016, he has worked at People in Need, where he leads a section focused on social integration programs. He was involved in the Strategy of the Slovak Republic for Roma Integration and acted as an expert for the Council of Europe and the OSCE. After studying at the Law Faculty he worked for five years at the Čechová & Partners law firm, completing the bar exam in 2010. In 2016 he organized a civic campaign called “A lot at stake” to support electoral turnout.

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