Regional Academy of Comenius University in Bratislava
The Regional Academy is a flexible platform for professional dialogue between academic and the external environment. It is built on an innovative partnership model with the local community, businesses and other partners. Cooperation with regional partners will take the form of regular meetings, organisation of joint activities such as panel discussions, webinars, smaller meetings focused on a specific area, practice-oriented lectures, expert consultations, etc. The Regional Academy will be open to all students, academic and administrative staff of the CU. It will also provide opportunities for all external partners who are interested in cooperating with our University. So far, more than 30 organizations have been invited to participate and the first memorandum of cooperation will be signed soon. Within ENLIGHT, Comenius University has two official associate partners: the Bratislava Municipality and ESET.
Ing. Petra Dzurovčinová from the Bratislava Munticipality presented the project "Building a Living Lab to tackle future challenges" at the ENLIGHT European Dialogue in Uppsala, Sweden, 11 May 2022. Mgr. Jakub Daubner, PhD. and Mgr. Paulina Böhmerová from ESET presented their challenge "Digital skills and security: a gamely approach to a serious matter?" at the AIMDay interactive discussions, which also took place during the European Dialogue event.
On 12 May 2022, employees of the Office of the Public Defender of Rights gave a lecture at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava, where they presented the results of research on violations of women's rights in the provision of health care during childbirth. The presented research was part of the challenges that Comenius University together with ENLIGHT partners are trying to solve through the involvement of academia and regional actors. The lecture was carried out at the invitation of the Vice-Dean Mariana Szapuová within the Gender Studies course. The most relevant research findings in relation to the violation of the right to privacy, the right to informed consent, the protection of human dignity, respect for bodily integrity and psychological integrity, as well as respect for the right to enjoy the fruits of scientific progress and its applications were presented.
The Office of the Public Defender of Rights is a partner organization of Comenius University in the project and was approached and included in the project during the tenure of former Public Defender of Rights Maria Patakyova.