Zuzana Sladkova Fellowship period: 1 September 2020 - 30 June 2021 Topic: Democracy, development and digitalisation Zuzana Sladkova is an expert on development related policies with over 10 years of actively working on policy and advocacy both on national and Brussels level. Most recently Zuzana led engagement of the European development NGOs under CONCORD Europe with the EU institutions on the negotiations of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. She also coordinated a pan-European campaign – AidWatch, which monitors the quality/quantity of aid provided by the EU. Previously she worked as Policy Officer for the Czech Forum for Development Cooperation (FoRS), where she founded the policy work of the platform. Zuzana is closely following new trends in the EU and global policies and has passion for digitalisation/fourth industrial revolution, its links with development cooperation, and its impact on our society. She holds a PhD. in International Relations from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia.