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National workshop

For several decades, the public has been informed about the consequences of climate change. Slowly but surely also at the national, regional and local level, we realize that climate change will not bypass us even here in the "heart of Europe". In order to make a good decision about what it would be appropriate and necessary to undertake, to do to adapt to the changing climate, or how to prevent it, in Slovakia we have developed the "Adaptation Strategy of the Slovak Republic to Climate Change" since 2014, updated in 2018.

Workshop goals:

  • contribute to gaining an overview of applicable methodologies in the development of adaptation strategies at the local and regional level
  • to obtain up-to-date information on current adaptation processes in Slovakia, including the possibility of obtaining funds for the implementation of specific measures (Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic and Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic)
  • familiarize yourself with the selected climate change adaptation strategies and the steps leading to their implementation at the regional level (Košice Region) and at the local level (Zvolen, Košice)


  • Convention of Mayors of European Union Cities
  • Košice Self-Governing Region


The event is realized in close cooperation with the Košice Self-Governing Region with the financial support of the “Convention of Mayors of European Union Cities”, the Košice Self-Governing Region and a project supported by EEA grants and the SR state budget (CLIMADAM project).

Workshop records:



Ing. Martin Kováč

He is a graduate of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, where he studied the country’s water management. He has been working in the public sector for many years. He worked in the Association of Towns and Municipalities of Slovakia, held the position of representative of the Government of the Slovak Republic for territorial self-government. He is the founder of the professional platform Climate Club. In 2021, he was a member and chairman of the Board of Advisors of both Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic. He is the state secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic.

Anna Hinerová

She works as an environmental specialist at the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic, Department of Climate Change Policy – International Climate Change Policy, Adaptation to Climate Change.

Viktória Pokorná

He works as a senior policy officer at the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic, Climate Change Policy Department – international climate change policy, adaptation to climate change.

doc. RNDr. Jan Pokorný, CSc.

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Charles University, Department of Plant Physiology. Since 1998, he has been the director of ENKI, o.p.s. – Třeboň. It deals with the ecology of the country, the use of solar energy in natural systems, the restoration of water reservoirs loaded with nutrients, the circulation of water in the country.

Ing. Zuzana Hudeková, PhD.

She studied garden and landscape architecture and completed doctoral studies at FA STU in the field of urbanism. She is a specialist in action plans in the field of adaptation to climate change. He also works as an expert of the Union of Slovak Cities in the area of the environment.

Jozef Pecho

Jozef Pecho is a meteorologist and climatologist. He works at the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute. Previously, he worked at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague and at the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

Mgr. Ján Dzurdženík

He graduated from the department of environmental science at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the UPJŠ in Košice, worked at the Slovak Environmental Agency, where he participated in various environmental reports and analyzes (partially as a coordinator).

Mgr. Martin Pukančík

Head of the GIS department at the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment, Košice Autonomous Region.

Ing. Michal Kravčík, CSc.

He studied water engineering and water management at SVŠT, worked at the Institute of Hydrology and Hydraulics and the Institute of Ecology of the Slovak Republic. He is the founder of the NGO People and Water, holder of the Goldman Environmental Prize (, member of the international network of innovators for public welfare ASHOKA (

Adriana Šebešová, Martin Jerguš

Ing. Adriana Šebešová worked for many years at the Department of Culture and Tourism as head of the tourism department. He currently works at the Department of Strategic Development of the City of Košice.

Ing. Peter Jány

Department of Programming and Programming Management Section of Environmental Programs and Projects.

Ing. Denis Knotka

Director of the Department of Control of Technical Assistance Projects and Transnational Cooperation Programs Section of Environmental Programs and Projects.

Ing. Miroslav Hrib, PhD.

He graduated from the Faculty of Forestry of VŠLD in Zvolen, department of forest engineering, worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Forestry Construction and Reclamation of the Faculty of Arts of TU Zvolen, adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, member of the steering committee for the transformation of Forests of the Slovak Republic, š.p. Banská Bystrica, deputy and advisor for the Directorate General of Military Forests and Assets of the Slovak Republic, š.p.

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