Anikó Bernát is a researcher
at the TARKI Social Research Institute
Areas related to the development of the situation of vulnerable groups (such as the Roma, migrants and refugees, disabled people or homeless people), as well as the processes related to these groups, migration and social inclusion in particular.
Anikó Bernát is a sociologist, works as a researcher at TARKI Social Research (Budapest, Hungary) since 2002. She has contributed to several EU research projects targeting the various vulnerable groups and working as a country expert for the FRANET of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU with a focus on migrants and the Roma. With regard to the Roma, she was the principal investigator of the study “The Rights of Roma Children and Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Serbia: A comparative review and further analysis of findings from MICS surveys in Roma settlements in the three countries” for UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe (Geneva, 2012-2014); and has worked on the indicator development for monitoring and evaluation systems related to EU Structural Funds or the National Inclusion Strategy of Hungary (since 2013). In the field of migration, most recently she led the evaluation of Asia-Europe Migration Project commissioned by the Asia-Europe Foundation (Singapore, 2016) and she has been exploring the social aspects of the recent migration flow in Hungary, with a special focus on the civilian movement and volunteers provided aid for migrants and refugees.
Zsolt Gál is a researcher in Comenius University
Public finances, economic aspects of European integration,
economic transformation and international migration.
Zsolt Gál is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Faculty
of Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He holds an MA
degree in Political Science from this department and a PhD degree in Economics from Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary.
Zsolt teaches several courses in these fields at Comenius University. He is the author of the book The 2007–2009 Financial Crisis. What Went Wrong and What Went Different? (Univerzita Komenského, Bratislava 2011) and numerous other publications.
Kerry Longhurst is a researcher in Collegium Civitas
European Neighbourhood issues as well as other topics in European Security.
Kerry Longhurst has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Strategic Studies from the University of Wales. She held an Advanced Marie Curie Fellowship at Ifri in Paris and was also Senior Lecturer at the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham.