Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association

RC SFPA (Slovakia)

The Research Centre of the SFPA is the only non-governmental professional organisation which specialises exclusively in international relations and foreign policy research and at the same time administers publicly beneficial services in that area.
The Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) was founded by the Act no. 13/2002 Coll. based on the Slovak Government decision number 1113 of November 26, 2003. It was established as a non-profit organization after transformation of the Slovak MFA Institute for International Studies which was a former allowance organization. The Research Centre of the SFPA was registered in Bratislava County Council on January 30, 2004 as an organization performing publicly beneficial duties in creation, progress, protection, revitalisation and promotion of intellectual and cultural values.

Contact information

Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association - RC SFPA

Hviezdoslavovo namestie 14
811 03 Bratislava
Slovak Republic


Tel: +421 2 5443 31 51
Fax: +421 2 5443 31 61
Website: http://www.sfpa.sk/en/

The team

Vladimir Benc - Senior researcher - Economic Policy Program,
Head of the branch in Presov


benc@sfpa.sk
Tel: +421 51 7723245 - Fax: +421 51 7723245

Resume

Vladimir Benc  graduated from economics at the University of Presov, Slovakia.  At the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association he has been working as head of the Regional Development Programme.

Speciality

  • Regional development
  • Slovak-Ukrainian border cooperation

Vladimir Bilcik - Senior researcher - European Studies Program


bilcik@sfpa.sk
Tel: +421 2 54433159 - Fax: +421 2 54433161

Resume

Vladimir Bilcik, MSc, studied political science and economics at Swathmore College, USA and European politics at the University of Oxford, UK.  At the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association he has been working as head of the European Studies Research Programme.

Speciality

  • European integration
  • Political theory
  • Reform of the EU

Alexander Duleba - Director, Senior researcher - East Europe Program


duleba@sfpa.sk
Tel: +421 2 54433151 - Fax: +421 2 54433161

Resume

Alexander Duleba, PhD, has been director of the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association since 2000. He had graduated from history at the Shevcenko University in Kyiv, Ukraine. At the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association he has been working as head of the Eastern European Programme.

Speciality

  • Russian studies
  • Ukrainian studies
  • Energy policy

Ivo Samson - Senior researcher - International Security Program


samson@sfpa.sk
Tel: +421 2 54430210 - Fax: +421 2 54433161

Resume

Ivo Samson, PhD, graduated from history at the University of Brno (Czech Republic) and received his PhD in security studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany.
At the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association he has been working as head of the International Security Programme.

Speciality

  • Missile defence
  • Arms export
  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • Terrorist studies

Tomas Strazay - Senior researcher - Central and Eastern Europe Program;
editor - International Issues & Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs


strazay@sfpa.sk
Tel: +421 2 54433157 - Fax: +421 2 54433161

Resume

Tomas Strazay, PhD, graduated from political Science at the Comenius University, Slovakia. He received his PhD from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.  At the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association he has been working as head of the Central and South-Eastern Europe Research Programme.

Speciality

  • Visegrad Group cooperation
  • Slovak-Hungarian relations
  • South-Eastern Europe