Team

Our work requires a broad portfolio of knowledge and skills – those of internal employees as well as external experts.

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Jan Helbich

Lead Consultant

Jan founded ERUDIO upon completion of his university studies in 2OO3 and acts as a Managing Director since then. He has designed, implemented and evaluated hundreds of projects co-financed by the European Union, state budget and other sources of funding. He often works as a consultant and expert outside the European Union – in the Balkans, Middle East, Central Asia, Vietnam, Ukraine and Russia.

His thematic focus lies in education and social inclusion, particularly concerning vulnerable groups of population such as Roma and refugees. He is fluent in English, German and Russian. Since 2O19, Jan is a member of the European Network for Social Research Executive Committee. As a former chess player and a member of the Slovak national junior team, Jan strives to apply the elements of logic, art and sport in his daily work.

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Lucia Ulbrikova

Lead Consultant

Lucia worked at the Department for Education in the United Kingdom for eight years, where she managed the design and development of leadership programmes for school leaders. Since 2O19, she has been working as a Lead Consultant and a Quality Assurance Manager in ERUDIO. In addition to domestic projects, she has also participated in the implementation of projects in Turkey, Jordan and Palestine.

As an evaluator and a certified expert in project management, she focuses on inclusive education. She has an excellent command of the English language. She has also completed numerous soft skills training programmes, which she often draws upon when leading project teams. She brings elements of the British communication and management style into our company culture, and we can always rely on her stylistic skills and attention to detail.

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Lydia Zimaniova

Senior Consultant

Lydia worked at the Slovak Office of the International Organization for Migration in the Counter-Trafficking Unit for five years, focusing on return and reintegration support for victims of human trafficking. She acquired valuable experience during her three-year work in the regional government and at the beginning of 2O2O, she joined the ERUDIO team as a Senior Consultant. Since then, she has participated in the preparation of various evaluation reports and analytical studies either as a local expert or a team leader.

Lydia’s main focus is on social issues and human rights protection. She is fluent in English and can also speak German. She enjoys working with people as well as with numbers. She masters both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and as a result, our analytical outputs are always based on reliable data. In Lydia’s work, both her artistic feeling as well as her deep sense of justice and fair play are evident.

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Romana Jurikova

Consultant

Romana has been working as a Consultant in ERUDIO since 2O19. She has participated in the preparation of many analyses and evaluation reports during all phases– from data collection, through their assessment to the writing of analytical texts and incorporation of clients’ comments. She is also responsible for numerous operational and administrative tasks in the office.

Up to the present, Romana has worked predominantly on projects related to education and social inclusion. She is fluent in English and Russian. Romana has developed good intercultural skills thanks to her previous working experience in tourism.

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Lucie Bucinova

Prague

After finishing her university studies in 1998, she joined the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. In 2OO4, Lucie became an owner and a Managing Director of RegioPartner where she has been working up to the present. She has successfully conducted dozens of domestic and international evaluation projects in various sectors.

She specialises on human capital development programmes (education, adult learning, social inclusion of vulnerable groups, gender equality), competitiveness and innovation. She speaks English and German. Lucie is a member of the Czech Evaluation Society (she also held a position of the Steering Committee Member and Director 2O16 – 2O17) and an international evaluation association IDEAS. She believes in the power of Czech and Slovak friendship and loves spending her free time with her family in the Slovak mountains.

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Edita Bednarova

Prievidza

As part of People in Need activities, she has participated in various development aid and humanitarian projects in countries such as Kenya, Afghanistan and South Sudan. Following her experience, in 2O15 she founded an evaluation company BEED. She occasionally delivers training and publishes on the topic of evaluation.

Thematically, she specialises on civil society, education and agriculture development with an emphasis on cross-cutting issues of environmental protection, good governance and gender equality. She is fluent in English, German and Russian. Since 2O15, she has been a member of the IPDET (International Program for Development Evaluation Training) alumni network. Edita loves opera – in her view, the knowledge of its historical development and current trends may enhance our understanding of geopolitics and power relations.