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Lecturers and presenters at the event

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Éva Bodonyi

started her professional career as a ceramic designer and she has been teaching for 25 years. Her motto is that everyone has talent and her role is to provide an opportunity for creativity at her art lessons at Közgazdasági Politechnikum. At the international event in Budapest of the “Building Democratic Europe Together” project., she was the leader of the ”Design and create your bag – screen print, spray or stamp” workshop.

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Gabriella Horn

has an MA in English and French (ELTE Budapest), as well as an MA in Journalism and Communication (ELTE Budapest). She has worked as an investigative journalist and editor, translator and communication expert. She has also been active in heritage conservation within a nongovernmental organization, ÓVÁS! Egyesület, protecting the built heritage of the historic Jewish district in Budapest. She was the moderator of the round table discussion at the international event in Budapest of the “Building Democratic Europe Together” project.

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Dávid Kara

graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. He teaches Multimedia Art at an art school and Media Studies at Közgazdasági Politechnikum. His goal is to educate smart and creative users in the world of smart devices. He animated a workshop, called ”Stop Motion – Animated poetry about free press” at the international event in Budapest of the “Building Democratic Europe Together” project.

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Júlia Kraviánszky

is a licensed tour guide, specialising in private tours for foreigners in Budapest and Hungary. She’s got a degree in economics and wrote her thesis on political marketing. She worked for one of the biggest Hungarian publishers for over 10 years and started organising and delivering general and thematic Budapest tours in English and French 6 years ago. In the project “Building Democratic Europe Together” she is the author and guide of the walking tour focusing on samizdat.

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András Mink

studied history and literature at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, where he received his MA in 1989.  He worked as a journalist for the weekly Beszélő, where he was chief editor between 2003 and 2007 (by this time the periodical had become a monthly publication). He received his PhD from the CEU History Department in 2003. His publications cover the history of communism, post-war Hungarian history, the 1956 revolution, and the Kádár-era. He is one of the teaching fellows of the Archives, Evidence and Human Rights course offered by OSA to CEU students. He made a presentation about Hungarian and Eastern European samizdat at the international event in Budapest of the “Building Democratic Europe Together” project.

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Ágnes Soós

completed her first degrees in English and German Language and Literature at Pázmány Péter Catholic University.  During the long stay at home with her four children, she started studying psychology at Károli Gáspár University (BA) and  finished (MA) at Eötvös Lóránd University. She studied complex art therapy at John Wesley Theological College and soon will be an integrative hypnotherapist too. Last year she started an art therapy studio in the city, where she organizes and leads groups for people who would like to improve their self-awareness. She was the coordinator of a workshop, titled ”Creating Art Together – freedom as a basic value”, at the international event in Budapest of the “Building Democratic Europe Together” project.

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Ibolya Varga

is a communication advisor and editor of the magazine of the 19th district of Budapest. She graduated from ELTE Budapest as a sociologist, journalist and teacher of Hungarian Language and Literature. After working as a teacher for 2 years, she became editor and journalist at different newspapers and also worked for the Prime Ministry and for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor as a press and event rapporteur. She helped to discover how to create samizdat with rámka at the international event in Budapest of the “Building Democratic Europe Together” project.