CEPA Forum 2015 and 2016
Tomáš Strážay
Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Central and Southeastern Europe Research Program at the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA), Bratislava, Slovakia.

He graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava in 1999 and received his PhD. from the  Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland in 2010.

 In 2003 he joined RC SFPA. He worked as an editor and later as editor-in-chief of the Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs journal. Since 2005 he has been co-editing the International Issues & Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs quarterly. He is a leading expert in the project Think Visegrad – V4 Think Tank Platform, National Convention on the European Union in Albania  and National Convention on the European Union in Montenegro. He is the author and co-author of numerous analyses and articles on regional cooperation, Visegrad Group, EU enlargement and Western Balkans.  

 Since 2007 he has cooperated with the European Economic and Social Committee, European Parliament and Committee of the Regions as an expert advisor/author of briefing notes. So far he has participated in the development of the following opinions/briefing notes:

 “Transport Policy in the Western Balkans” (EESC)

“EU-Bosnia and Herzegovina Relations” (EESC)

“Analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Serbia under the IPA in the Context of the 2009 Enlargement Package” (EP)

“Western Balkans: Enhancing the European perspective“ (CoR)

“EU-Serbia Relations: The Role of Civil Society“ (EESC)