Cultural Ambassadors Trenčín 2026

Cultural ambassadors dedicate their time, energy, goodwill and talents to educating society about the goals and program of the City of Trenčín as a candidate for the European Capital of Culture 2026.  

They are active citizens from various communities in the city and the region, who participate in the candidacy with the Trenčín 2026 team in terms of information, organization, capacity and opinion.  

Become a part of a unique cultural and transformation process that will forever change our city and region. This honorary title will be awarded to active citizens who are loyal to the communities and European values they uphold. For more information contact: veronika.sucanska@trencin.sk

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Patrik Kubizna

Representative of young people in the cultural and creative industries

Trenčín became his love when he studied at the Secondary Art School (Today ŠUPTN). Otherwise he comes from Podvysoká, a small village in the north of Slovakia (Trenčín Region).  

 

In high school, he devoted himself to photography and video production. After activities in the school student council, he began to organize activities for young people. This resulted in cooperation with O.Z. TRAKT, where he still works today.

 

The organization of culture interested him so much that he decided to continue studying film production at university.  He loves culture and education, which she often combines naturally in his projects. He likes new things, so he is always open to new collaborations.

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Jana Poláková

Senior representative

Senior of the year, who is still moving in the cultural sphere. The secretary of LK Omega, which she founded 25 years ago together with the writer Ján Maršálek and the writer Rudolf Dobiáš.  

 

She works in the Union of Women, the Union of Pensioners of Slovakia, the Committee of the Regional Organization JDS and the Academy of the Third Age, the MR Štefánik Society - Trenčín Branch, the Committee of the Trenčín Branch of the Slovak Writers' Associatio.  

 

For years, she has been helping to implement Jozef Branecký's nationwide literary competition, "The Well is Secretly Talking to the Rain".

 

Trenčín is her hometown and she believes that energy, goodwill and love for Trenčín will help achieve: "Trenčín - European Capital of Culture".

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Diana Gerbocová

Representative of children with disabilities

She currently works as a "Coordinator of individual activities and inclusion", a lecturer of special educational activities, a speech therapy preventer at the Secondary School. At the same time, she established and works in practice as a lecturer at the Krtko Education Center.  

 

The center tries to help children, pupils, parents of children with various difficulties and disabilities. She herself is handicapped, so she perceives this activity as a mission. She also participates in research and development of applications and aids for people with disabilities. At the same time, she is the president of o.z. Educational center KRTKO and his friends. She is a successful graduate of first-level university education at FZ Tnuni, currently an ending student of a single-subject study of psychology in a program focusing on individuals with disabilities at the Faculty of Education, Charles University BA. She is an active member of the Association for Career Counseling and Career Development.

 

She also participates in the creation of concepts in various areas focused mainly on children in kindergarten or people with disabilities. She also acquired many enriching skills as a volunteer in CŠPP or CPR Trenčín.

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Terézia Dominika Lukáčová

Representative of young people in the non-profit sector

Co-founder and leader of the educational organization I AMbitious, whose main program is the annual development I Ibitious Academy - a non-formal education program for active high school students who want to find out what they want to do in the future, create interesting projects and connect with inspiring people and organizations in Slovakia.  

 

Co-founder of the online development platform GROWNi.sk, which connects and develops people through interesting opportunities from various organizations, companies or the public sector across the whole of Slovakia.

 

Terka is also a graduate of the Nexteria Leadership Academy and the creator of the online program Nexteria Lab.  

 

Her passion is innovation in education and the development of opportunities for young people in all regions of Slovakia.

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Patrik Čech

Representative of marginalized and disadvantaged groups 

The city of Trenčín has known since birth. He lives with his family and works all his life in it. The nature and character of his work, initially as a city policeman, later a field social worker and currently the head of the social affairs department of the city of Trenčín, allows him to meet in different parts of the City with different age categories of people from all social groups.  

 

He studied andragogy and social work, which is a basic prerequisite for how to communicate properly and help solve the often difficult life problems and situations of the most endangered inhabitants of the city.  

 

As culture is not just about art and presenting its creative ideas, but also allows people to communicate and connect with each other, it actively supports the idea of the city of Trenčín and its candidacy for the title of European Capital of Culture.

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Jaroslava Kašičková
Depešová

Representative of leisure centers

She is the director of the Leisure Center, which is a modern school facility, the aim of which is to create a safe place for educational, hobby and recreational activities of children, youth and adults in their free time.  

 

Each year, it provides regular activities of approximately 60 departments of interest in the field of sports, culture, technology and languages ​​for more than 350 members.  

 

As part of occasional activities, it organizes events aimed at developing the acquired knowledge and skills, such as competitions, trips, excursions, workshops, children's performances at various events, professional seminars, creative workshops and of course the annual daily city camps during spring and summer holidays.  

 

Another activity of CVČ is the organization of approximately 104 district, district and regional rounds of subject olympiads and sports competitions for about 5700 primary and secondary school pupils, educational programs with non-traditional forms of education for kindergartens and primary schools and project management and preparation.

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Michal Kišš

Representative of high school students

 

Student of the Ľudovít Štúr Grammar School, co-organizer of the Gympelrock student festival, co-founder of the Mám Orech project.  

 

He enjoys all the exact sciences, dominated by the trio of computer science-mathematics-physics, and plans to keep this direction in the future. In his free time he likes sports, he has been doing karate for years, now he has moved to fitness or spending time with friends.  

 

He devotes a lot of his time to education, developing himself or his surroundings, so he focuses on volunteer and educational activities such as IAMbitious, futureton, Gympelrock, Mám Orech.

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Mária Chasníková

Representative of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic

 

Currently with the rank of "captain", who was enchanted by the city of Trenčín - a city with a rich military history, a city of many generals, a city that "commands" its subordinate military units throughout Slovakia.  

 

She is pleased with the reputation of the soldiers and how their professionalism returns to them in the form of trust in the people of Trenčín. Mária found her new home among the blossoming cherries in the old Trenčín housing estate, surrounded by her favorite sculptural and other works of art from the post-war construction period.  The council laughs, collects old things "with a story", but above all the council meets new inspiring people and visits traditional - non-traditional places.

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Lili Jiang

More representatives will be added soon. :)