Náš tým

Marta Smolíková
She is an expert on cultural policies and art management. She founded ProCulture, a research, information and education centre for arts and culture, she also participates in advisory bodies of cultural institutions and projects. Since 2008 she leads the organization Otevřená společnost (“Open Society”) which implements programs and projects in areas that encourage the formation of a developed civil society: equal opportunities for women and men, the right to information and an open public administration, a police reform, cultural and social policies. Mail: predsedkyne@czlobby.cz, marta.smolikova@osops.cz
Eva Čech Valentová
Vice president
She has been active in the field of migration and integration since 2005, mostly as a project coordinator at the Association for Migration and Integration (SIMI), one of the major Czech non-governmental organisations in these areas. At the policy level, Eva focuses on migrant integration at local level, rights of undocumented migrants and gender in migration. Over the years, Eva has published or edited numerous articles and studies in the concerned matters and has been representing SIMI in several thematic platforms and national or European networks. In 2017, Eva has been designated as an expert for Prague region in a social innovation-oriented project „Cities and inclusive strategies“ and is leading a working group for the priority of mutual coexistence in the framework of the Migrant Integration Strategy of the City of Prague. Mail: valentova@migrace.com
Ivana Königsmarková
Board member
Midwife. In 1992 she completed a two-month study stay in Denmark. She later participated in the preparation and implementation of the Center for Active Childbirth at the Bulovka Hospital in Prague. As part of a project approved by the Open Society Fund Prague and then the Fontanela project supported by EU funds, Ivana worked to create a model workplace for comprehensive, individual, and standard care for women, children and the whole family. During her professional practice, she participated in many seminars, courses and international conferences at home as well as abroad. Since 1997, she has served as the President of ČAPA (Czech Association of Midwives). After the transformation of ČAPA, she founded UNIPA (Union of Midwives), where she was President. Currently, she is vice-president of UNIPA. In the context of the Czech Republic's accession to the EU, she participated in the creation of comparable conditions for the practice of the profession and the position of Czech midwives in society. Closely related to this are her legislative activities and her efforts to ensure women and children's care in the Czech Republic follows the WHO recommendations. She is a member of the working group on midwifery at the Government Council for Equal Opportunities
Karolína Nedělová
Board member
The original idea was to establish our organization to help parents balance work and family. The practice shows that when children have more space, it creates a space for their parents. Through our organization we also invited and encourage the man to care for small children. We support paternity leave, and men as professionals in childcare. I would like to help improve the image of parenthood in the Czech Republic. Mail: karolina@prostorprorodinu.cz
Ágnes Bučinská Němečková
Board member
She has been working in the NGO Sector since 2008. She is specialized in children's and parents' rights, with expertise in children's rights in hospitals and parents' rights at birth. She is the mother of two daughters and currently works for the Czech Helsinki Committee. She's also a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. In 2021, she was involved in the introduction of a ban on the placement of children under three years of age in institutional care.
Jolana Turnerová
Board member
Founder (in 1999) and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Spiralis, z.s. (since 2010). For more than 25 years she has been dedicated to educating and supporting particularly vulnerable groups of women (12,000+ graduates of Spiralis' long-term support and education programs), professionalizing non-profit organizations, and strengthening their stability, sustainability and reputation. Expert guarantor of the project Systemic Assurance of Social Inclusion of the Department (Agency) for Social Inclusion of the Ministry of the Interior. She manages the Spectrum of Women's Development platform at Spiralis (more than 80 members) to support women active in socially beneficial activities. She leads the NGO Development Platform, a nationwide network of 28 regional organizations focusing on improving the quality of life in rural and urban areas and the development of social entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic. She is a member of the Committee for Legislation and Financing of the Government Council for NGOs, the Czech Women's Lobby Control Commission, the Expert Group for Social Entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Board of Directors of the European Civic Forum, and the Advocacy Group of the NEON national network.