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- Ukrainian Civil Society & Media in the Euro Maidan Apr 20, 2017
- NATO in an Era of Fake News and Disinformation Feb 1, 2017
- NATO's Embrace of Digital Outreach Nov 1, 2016
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Barbora joined NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division in Brussels, Belgium in 2006 as program coordinator to oversee projects that aim to raise awareness and promote NATO in a number of NATO member states. As of September 2010, she works as programme manager and is responsible for designing, planning and implementing public diplomacy campaigns in the Western Balkans. She actively works on NATO’s Partnerships and Open door policies. In this capacity, she advises candidate countries on their national public awareness campaigns on NATO membership. As of 2012, she co-leads the Evaluation and Assessment program for the Division.
Previously, she worked for a private airline company, Sky Europe Airlines on a number of projects including internal communications.
In 2003, she established and headed a Slovak based NGO Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs to contribute to public and academic debate on Slovakia’s membership to the EU and NATO. Her work included public relations and media appearances, public speaking, donors and stakeholders relations as well as the management of the NGO.
A graduate of the University of Economics of Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Barbora is also an alumni of the CPD Summer Institute and holds a Public Affairs diploma from the Chartered Institute for Public Relations in the UK.
Maronkova's 2015-2017 CPD Research Fellowship project is titled, From Crawling to Walking; Progress in Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public Diplomacy (Lessons Learned from NATO)