LingvaFest’ 2019 is organized by:
In case of necessity, you can contact each of the organizers.
Peter Baláž – Main organizer of the event, programme
Michal Grodza – Volunteers coordinator
Zuzana Šplhová – Exhibitors, sponsors
Dorota Rodzianko – Invoices, finances, orders
Dorota, 29, is from Poland and currently lives in Slovakia. She studied economics. Since 2010, she has been organizing international events in various European cities and countries. Since 2012, she’s been mostly in charge of administration of participants and finances. She has experience in organizing events with 50 to 300 participants (she was also involved in the organization of a worldwide event with 1300 participants).
Matthieu Desplantes – Web support, technical assistance
Peter Roman – PR and media
Petronela Špirková – sponsors
Who we are and why we’re doing it
Our organization, Edukado@Interreto (E@I), has long had an idea of organizing a language festival in Slovakia. We’ve been working on the topic of education by means of internet since the beginning (2005), concerning language learning mostly. We create various free multilingual websites. Our activities began by creating the first ever multilingual website for learning the international language Esperanto: lernu.net. Esperanto bears a great significance for us (it’s even the working language in our international office), but we’re busy with other languages, too. We’ve been gradually adding further new projects and languages: slovake.eu, deutsch.info, mluvtecesky.net, speaklearn.eu, lingvo.info etc. Here you cane find an overview of our projects. Besides creating educational websites, we organize various events as well: trainings, seminars, workshops, conventions, summer schools. We’ve been focusing on languages since the organization came to life, and we’ve already noticed the absence of this kind of event in Slovakia. Thus we thought to change this, and now we’re extremely happy to have found like-minded people with whom now we can prepare the event for you!
The vision of E@I is a world of peace and harmony. In which all its citizens are able to quickly and easily communicate with one another all over the globe. The main aims in this direction are:
- to encourage intercultural education, collaboration and communication;
- to support learning and using of internet technologies and languages;
- to help realize the Charter of the United Nations and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
In order to achieve these aims E@I initiates and supports projects involving international youth cooperantion, organizes educational and cultural activities related to the very aims of the organization and promotes the importance and necessity of international communication with no restrictions.
We find it pleasant to cooperate with The University of Economics in Bratislava and directly with its Faculty of Applied Languages. Therefore we’re very grateful to the university rector Ferdinand Daňo and the faculty dean Radoslav Štefančík. We’d like express our gratitude to the Slovak polyglot Lýdia Machová for her cooperation, who actively helps us organize the event as well as promotes effective language learning methods through her company Jazykový mentoring at the same time.