THE MOVEMENT

The SLAVONIC EUROPE Movement (SE) is a Civil Society Initiative with culture – in the broad sense of the Unity of Arts, Science and Innovation – as its starting point, content and way of fulfillment at the same time building the intersection of its multiple strands of action. This unique bottom-up approach is an innovative alternative approach – a new and original Slavonic initiative – to societal organisation and cohesion reaching out simultaneously to other countries and regions in Europe and around the world seeking mutual exchange and understanding.

The Movement pursues three specific objectives:

  • To reinforce and deepen the LINKS BETWEEN THE SLAVS in Europe and all over the world: Vertical dimensionIdentity Building
  • To contribute to the construction of a BRIDGE BETWEEN EAST & WEST in our challenging times: Horizontal dimensionConfidence Building
  • To bring the RICHNESS, DEEPNESS AND DIVERSITY OF THE SLAVONIC Civilisation to people around the globe: Transversal dimensionHUMANITY

Raising awareness of the particularly rich, deep, vast and diversified Slavonic Civilisation and hence of the very identity of the Slavonic people and their proper position in today’s world represents a fascinating and challenging endeavour and constitutes an autonomous value in itself.

Moreover, in times of rising disintegration and apparent political and social drifting in Europe this unique civilisational project strives for making the difference – a proactive and constructive contribution to enhance the communication and cooperation between people and build up a new bridge between East and West strengthening thus the cohesion within the European continent.

In order to be up to this ambitious task, the SLAVONIC EUROPE Movement (SE) disposes of the following sound organizational structure, based on two distinct legal bodies under Belgian law – the SLAVONIC EUROPE Foundation (Fondation privée – non-profit) and the SLAVONIC EUROPE s.p.r.l. (Ltd. – for-profit) allowing for deploying the necessary power of impact in realisation of its main goals and the fulfillment of their specific objectives and individual projects.

ORGANISATION

PRESIDENCY

DAVID CHMELIK
President
SLAVONIC EUROPE Movement
+32 472 34 01 09
david.chmelik@slavonic-europe.org

ANASTASIIA PLOTNIKOVA
Vice-President
SLAVONIC EUROPE Movement
+420 731 004 065
anastasiia.plotnikova@slavonic-europe.org

MEDIA & PRESS

PETER MÜLLER
SE Media Team Director
MED-Agentur Munich
+49 171 815 55 99
peter.mueller@slavonic-europe.org

LOUIS GILLET
SE Spokesperson
+32 475 44 49 65
louis.gillet@slavonic-europe.org

FINANCIAL & LEGAL CONSULTANT

PATRICK LACROIX
SE Financial Consultant
Ulysse Finances
+32 4 374 16 81
finances@slavonic-europe.org

THOMAS METZGER
SE Advocate
BUYLE LEGAL
Brussels
+32 499 25 01 67
tmetzger@buylelegal.eu

HIGH PATRONAGE SLAVONIC HOUSE

H.S.H. Princess SOPHIE OF HOHENBERG

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

ACADEMIC COUNCIL
SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SAV)
JÁN STANISLAV INSTITUTE OF SLAVISTICS (SÚJS)
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

doc. PaedDr. ThDr. ŠIMON MARINČÁK, PhD.
SE Academic Council Chairman
Director SÚJS of the SAV Bratislava

Prof. RÓBERT LAPKO, Th.D., PhD.
SE Academic Council Vice-Chairman
Senior Research Fellow SÚJS of the SAV Bratislava

FREE UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS (ULB)
CENTRE FOR CZECH STUDIES (CET)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Prof. PETRA JAMES KRIVANKOVA
SE Academic Council Member
Director CET Brussels

Prof. ADÉLA JELÍNKOVÁ MAZUROVÁ
SE Academic Council Member
Assistant Professor CET Brussels

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH BOHEMIA (JČU)
ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE, CZECH REPUBLIC

PhDr. DAVID FRANTA
SE Academic Council Member
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Czech Studies of the Faculty of Arts at JČU

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (UNC)
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.

ADNAN DŽUMHUR
SE Academic Council Member
Associate Director, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at UNC
Teaching Assistant Professor at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages

UNIVERSITY OF WEST BOHEMIA (ZČU)
PLZEŇ, CZECH REPUBLIC

PhDr. ANASTASIIA PLOTNIKOVA
SE Academic Council Member
Assistant Professor at the Institute of German Philology and Slavistics of the
aculty of Arts at ZČU

TERRITORIAL REPRESENTATIVES

JAN KASL
SE Director Czech Desk
Architect
Mayor of the City of Prague / Czech Republic 1998-2002

LJUBOMIR FILIPOVIĆ
SE Director Montenegrin / North Macedonian / Serbian / Georgian Desk
Publicist
cting Mayor of Budva / Montenegro in 2014

KATARÍNA VARSÍKOVÁ
SE Director Slovak Desk
Author
Brussels

KRYSTYNA GAWLIK
SE Director Polish Desk
Director
Luxembourg Art Law and Art & Finance Association (LAFA)

KRISTIANE BACKER
SE Director United Kingdom Desk
Author
London

OLIVIER ROBERTI
SE Director French Desk
IMUSE
Paris

PETER MÜLLER
SE Director German Desk
MED-Agentur Munich
+49 171 815 55 99
peter.mueller@slavonic-europe.org

SERGE BORENSTEIN
SE Director Israeli Desk
Karlin Group Prague

LOUIS GILLET
SE Director Belgian Desk
+32 475 44 49 65
louis.gillet@slavonic-europe.org

STÉPHANE PLAMONT
SE Director Chinese Desk

DIASPORA

KRYSTYNA GAWLIK
SE Contact Polish Diaspora in Luxembourg
Director
Luxembourg Art Law and Art & Finance Association (LAFA)

JAN FAKTOR
SE Contact Czech Diaspora in Germany
Writer & Publicist
Berlin

KATARÍNA VARSÍKOVÁ
SE Contact Slovak Diaspora in Belgium
Author
Brussels

SYLVIE MAZARAKY
SE Contact Russian Diaspora in Belgium
Urbanism Architect
City of Brussels

DAVID CHMELIK
SE Contact Czech Diaspora in Belgium
President
SLAVONIC EUROPE Movement
+32 472 34 01 09
david.chmelik@slavonic-europe.org

BILJANA AVRAMOVIC
SE Contact North Macedonian Diaspora in Belgium

SECTORIAL ENVOYS

JOHN MUCHA
SE Special Envoy for the SLAV EPIC
MUCHA Foundation Prague

NATALIA TSEITLINA
SE Special Envoy for DANCE
Ballerina
Graduate from the BOLSHOI THEATRE Moscow
+32 472 63 54 47
natalia.tseitlina@slavonic-europe.org

JITKA ČECHOVÁ
SE Special Envoy for CLASSICAL MUSIC
SMETANA TRIO
Prague

FRANCIS METZGER
SE Special Envoy for ARCHITECTURE
ma2 Architect‘s Office
Brussels

KRISTIANE BACKER
SE Special Envoy for FINE ARTS
Director
Baraka Consultants Fine Arts
London

SYLVIE MAZARAKY
SE Special Envoy for ART HISTORY
Urbanism Architect
City of Brussels

KRYSTYNA GAWLIK
SE Special Envoy for EXHIBITIONS
Director
Luxembourg Art Law and Art & Finance Association (LAFA)

VYACHESLAV KAMNEV
SE Special Envoy for ENTERTAINMENT
EUROPA PLUS TV
Moscow

CARL DE MONCHARLINE
SE Special Envoy for LARGE SCALE EVENTS
CEO
CDM AGENCY BRUSSELS

PROJECT TEAMS

SLAVONIC WORLD (SWL)

SWL PROJECT COORDINATION

DAVID CHMELIK
SWL Principal Project Coordinator
President
SLAVONIC EUROPE FOUNDATION
+32 472 34 01 09
david.chmelik@slavonic-europe.org

doc. PaedDr. ThDr. ŠIMON MARINČÁK, PhD.
SWL Scientific Board Chairman
Director SÚJS of the SAV Bratislava

Prof. RÓBERT LAPKO, Th.D., PhD.
SWL Scientific Board Vice-Chairman
Senior Research Fellow SÚJS of the SAV Bratislava

Prof. THOMAS E. BAUER
SWL Senior Project Coordinator
Director
KULTURGRANIT Festival Blaibach Germany

SWL LIBRARY

doc. PaedDr. ThDr. ŠIMON MARINČÁK, PhD.
SWL Scientific Board Chairman
Director SÚJS of the SAV Bratislava

Prof. RÓBERT LAPKO, Th.D., PhD.
SWL Scientific Board Vice-Chairman
Senior Research Fellow SÚJS of the SAV Bratislava

ADNAN DŽUMHUR
SWL Library Team Member
Associate Director, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at UNC, North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Teaching Assistant Professor at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages

SWL EDITING AUTHOR SERVICES & TRANSLATIONS

Prof. PETRA JAMES KRIVANKOVA
SWL Editing House Director
Director CET Brussels

Prof. ADÉLA JELÍNKOVÁ MAZUROVÁ
SWL Editing House Assistant
Assistant Professor CET Brussels

SWL EDUCATIONAL MODULES PROGRAMME

PhDr. DAVID FRANTA
SWL Principal Modules Programme Coordinator
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Czech Studies of the Faculty of Arts at JČU

PhDr. ANASTASIIA PLOTNIKOVA
SWL Senior Modules Programme Coordinator
Assistant Professor at the Institute of German Philology and Slavistics of the Faculty of Arts at ZČU

SWL EVENTS – SLAVONIC CULTURAL NETWORK (SCN)

DAVID CHMELIK
SWL Event Management – Slavonic Countries
President
SLAVONIC EUROPE FOUNDATION
+32 472 34 01 09
david.chmelik@slavonic-europe.org

Prof. THOMAS E. BAUER
SWL Event Management – Western Europe
Director
KULTURGRANIT Festival Blaibach Germany

SWL ARTISTS’ FORUM

Prof. THOMAS E. BAUER
SWL Principal Artist’s Forum Coordinator
Director
KULTURGRANIT Festival Blaibach Germany

Dr. MARIOS JOANNOU ELIA
SWL Senior Artist’s Forum Coordinator
Composer
Ordinary Member of the EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES & ARTS

SWL 2021 DIGITAL PLATFORM SOLUTION

STUART HAMILTON, Ph.D.
SWL 2021 Digital Solutions Advisor
Head of Libraries Development at LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY (LGMA), Dublin, Ireland

ANTOINE GOUNEL
SWL 2021 Media Concept & Technology Provider
CEO
OpenGraphy
Brussels

SLAVONIC CULTURAL NETWORK (SCN)

• SCN PROJECT COORDINATION

DAVID CHMELIK
SWL Event Management – Slavonic Countries
President
SLAVONIC EUROPE FOUNDATION
+32 472 34 01 09
david.chmelik@slavonic-europe.org

Prof. THOMAS E. BAUER
SWL Event Management – Western Europe
Director
KULTURGRANIT Festival Blaibach Germany

Dr. MARIOS JOANNOU ELIA
SCN Senior Project Coordinator
Composer
Ordinary Member of the EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES & ARTS

• COUNTESS SOPHIE CHOTEK DUCHESS OF HOHENBERG INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF SLAVONIC MUSIC KONOPIŠTĚ CZECH REPUBLIC / LUXEMBOURG (SHC)

JITKA ČECHOVÁ
SHC Artistic Director
SMETANA TRIO
Prague

OLIVIER ROBERTI
SHC Artistic Director
IMUSE
Paris

Prof. THOMAS E. BAUER
SWL Event Management – Western Europe
Director
KULTURGRANIT Festival Blaibach Germany

• EUGEN SUCHOŇ INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SLAVONIC MUSIC BRATISLAVA SLOVAKIA (ESIA)

doc. MÁRIA HEINZOVÁ, ArtD.
ESIA Honorary Member
President
ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (VŠMU) Bratislava Slovakia

OLIVIER ROBERTI
SHC Artistic Director
IMUSE
Paris

Prof. THOMAS E. BAUER
SWL Event Management – Western Europe
Director
KULTURGRANIT Festival Blaibach Germany

PIERRE-DOMINIQUE PONNELLE
ESIA Senior Adviser
Composer & Conductor
Munich

• SLAVONIC WAVE (SW)

CARL DE MONCHARLINE
SW Artistic Director in charge of Communication & Contact to Media, Brussels City & Region Authorities
CEO
CDM Agency
Brussels

LOUIS GILLET
SW Spokesperson
+32 475 44 49 65
louis.gillet@slavonic-europe.org

LAURENT GRIETENS
SW Director in charge of Logistics
Senior Account Manager
PRG BELGIUM
Brussels

ANTOINE GOUNEL
SW Media Concept & Technology Director
CEO
OpenGraphy
Brussels

• JOSEF FRANTA ŠUMAVSKÝ SLAVONIC CULTURAL CENTRE KLATOVY CZECH REPUBLIC (JFŠ)

PhDr. DAVID FRANTA
JFŠ RESEARCH CENTRE OF SLAVISTICS (JFŠ RCS) Director
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Czech Studies of the Faculty of Arts at JČU

PhDr. ANASTASIIA PLOTNIKOVA
JFŠ Director General
Assistant Professor at the Institute of German Philology and Slavistics of the Faculty of Arts at ZČU

Prof. THOMAS E. BAUER
JFŠ Senior Project Coordinator – Liaison Partner Germany
Director
KULTURGRANIT Festival Blaibach Germany

Dr. MARIOS JOANNOU ELIA
JFŠ Senior Project Coordinator – Liaison Partner Cyprus
Composer
Ordinary Member of the EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES & ARTS

SLAVONIC HOUSE (SH)

• SH PROJECT COORDINATION

DAVID CHMELIK
SH Director & Principal Project Coordinator
President
SLAVONIC EUROPE s.r.l.
+32 472 34 01 09
david.chmelik@slavonic-europe.org

FRANCIS METZGER
SH Architect
ma2 Architect‘s Office
Brussels

THOMAS METZGER
SH Advocate
BUYLE LEGAL
Brussels
+32 499 25 01 67
tmetzger@buylelegal.eu

PATRICK LACROIX
SH Fiscal Adviser
Ulysse Finances
+32 4 374 16 81
patrick.lacroix@slavonic-europe.org

• SH EVENTS & EUROPEAN CLUB

LAURENT BRIHAY
SH Event Partner
Director General
PRESS CLUB BRUSSELS EUROPE

CARL DE MONCHARLINE
SH European Club
Director
IMPÉRIAL Private Club
Brussels

SLAVONIC YOUTH PHILHARMONIC (SYP)

DAVID CHMELIK
SYP Principal Project Coordinator
President
SLAVONIC EUROPE FOUNDATION
+32 472 34 01 09
david.chmelik@slavonic-europe.org

JITKA ČECHOVÁ
SYP Senior Project Coordinator
SMETANA TRIO
Prague

PIERRE-DOMINIQUE PONNELLE
SYP Project Member
Composer & Conductor
Munich

OLIVIER ROBERTI
SYP Project Member
IMUSE
Paris

Dr. MARIOS JOANNOU ELIA
SYP Project Member
Composer
Ordinary Member of the EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES & ARTS

Prof. THOMAS E. BAUER
SYP Project Member
Director
KULTURGRANIT Festival Blaibach Germany

SLAVONIC EUROPE Presentation

For further information on the SLAVONIC EUROPE initiative and its various specific individual projects, please consult the following publications, which give you, among others, a full overview over the SLAVONIC EUROPE Movement as well as over all 13 Slavonic countries, their facts, characteristics, special features and particular positions within the Slavonic World.

SLAVONIC HOUSE Presentation Magazine
SLAVONIC EUROPE - Movement Presentation - New - March 2021