Andrej Stancik joined the Centre in January 2017. Prior to this, he spent two summers in the US doing a sales internship for Southwestern Advantage. Andrej has been interested in the public sphere and European Union policies since a very young age, which lead him to join the youth political organisation Civic-Democratic Youth of Slovakia, which he is now leading as a Chairman since 2016. He studied International Relations and European Studies at Masaryk University in Brno and he is currently pursuing his master degree in the field of Energy Security and International Relations. Besides his native Slovak, Andrej speaks fluent English and has a working proficiency of Russian and French.