We have been slowing
corruption down since 2014

The non-profit organization was founded by Slovak entrepreneurs Miroslav Trnka and Michal Blaha with the aim of reducing corruption and its destructive effects on quality of life in Slovakia.

A small team is made up of investigative journalists, a lawyer providing support for whistleblowers and young managers of the Stop corruption community who engage and motivate young people all over Slovakia to take interest in public events.

Within the scope of our activity we collaborate with renowned law firms and lawyers who assist us in bringing cases to the Office for Public Procurement, the Supreme Audit Office and represent whistleblowers who turn to us for help.

Who funds us

The non-profit organization functions mainly thanks to financial support of Mr. Trnka, 2% tax donations from the public and part of the finances comes from donations by individuals and companies who wish to contribute to the fight against corruption in Slovakia.

All costs and income are disclosed each year in detailed annual report.

When we established Stop corruption a few years back, we knew that building a functioning, independent and professional organization will be a long-term prospect. I am therefore glad its activities are showing our project to be highly regarded by the public, activist communities and our professional work to be important part of public discourse. The organization is not just me although it will likely forever be associated with my name. The organization is a team of talented people and this year it yet again grew in number. They are our partners, activists, donators, supporters and sympathizers. Thank you for all your good work.

Miroslav Trnka
Miroslav Trnka
Founder of the non-profit organization

I have always considered it a matter of course to pay attention to what is going on in society. The injustice and abuse going on after the revolution deeply affected me. Corruption had been on my mind for years and it had been the topic of long discussions with my wife, my friends…until it turned into determination to do something about it. Since day one at the organization we were looking to be involved in activities aimed at the core of the issue. Work with the public, educate, raise awareness, explain to people the effects of corruption on society. Help them realize it is not a remote problem concerning just the elite. Rather it is a phenomenon directly influencing their lives and is responsible for low wages, unemployment, weak education and healthcare systems.

Michal Blaha
Michal Blaha
Founder of the non-profit organization

Board

Michal Bláha

Michal Bláha

After studies at the Technical University, he worked as a member of the Federal Assembly of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic for the student movement in 1990-1992. In 1993, he founded the advertising agency MARK BBDO and the consulting company United Consultants. He focuses on the development of democratic societies and the impact of corruption on civil and business rights and freedoms.

Miroslav Trnka

Miroslav Trnka

He graduated from the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology of the Slovak University of Technology. Along with another programming enthusiast, he discovered one of the first computer viruses and wrote a program that could detect it.

After a breakthrough discovery, he co-founded ESET that has grown from a small, dynamic company  into a global brand with over 110 million users in 202 countries and territories.

Besides digital security, Miroslav is very passionate about fighting corruption and supports a number of projects and activities that help reduce it. Well-known philanthropist also backs various projects improving the quality of life in his hometown Trnava.

Branislav Ondrášik

Branislav Ondrášik

Emailová adresa: ondrasik@zastavmekorupciu.sk
Telefónne číslo: +421 917 393 043

Branislav studied journalism and political communication at Comenius University in Bratislava, Michigan State University in the USA and University of Leeds in Britain. For many years he worked as a journalist in several Slovak media. Since 2010 he’s been working at ESET, currently as a PR manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In addition, he teaches at  universities all over Slovakia.

Managing Director,

Zuzana Petková

Zuzana Petková

Emailová adresa: petkova@zastavmekorupciu.sk

Zuzana brings 20 years of experience in investigative journalism combined with a great sense of justice. She studied journalism at Comenius University in Bratislava and worked for a number of respected Slovak dailies and newspapers including Pravda SME daily or Hospodarske noviny, where she covered both home and foreign affairs. Since 2013, she worked at Trend magazine where she mastered her craft even more and became associate editor. Being extremely passionate about the job she wrote a number of articles that helped put corrupt politicians and businessmen behind bars. In 2018, she made a huge decision and agreed to become the head of Stop Corruption foundation, where she hopes not only report about the things but also become a part of a much needed change. So far, she’s doing some pretty incredible job.

Team

Martin Suchý

Martin Suchý

Martin is the new contribution to Stop Corruption foundation team. After graduation from Economy university in Bratislava, he worked at a bank. During his studies he joined Stop Corruption Community which eventually led to securing a job in Stop corruption foundation. The passionate volunteer-turned -into the Community manager became also a great help in matters of investigative journalism. Martin’s known for his analytical skills, great sense of humor and making delicious cheesecakes, all of which made him the employee of the month a couple of times.

Xénia Makarová

Xénia Makarová

Only very few people understand economic crimes and tax freuds as Xenia does. After graduation from Economy university in Bratislava she worked for a number of respected Slovak dailies such as Pravda, Nový čas a TREND where she focused on financial issues. In 2016, she received a well deserved Journalism Award for the series of articles about corrupt Slovak businessman Ladislav Bašternák and his ties to top political leaders. In Stop Corruption Foundation, Xenia continues to unveil major corruption cases. One of her biggest strengths is the ability to think quickly, connect-the-dots             

Klára Bernátová

Klára Bernátová

Kaja oversees and directs the Stop Corruption Community. She got her politics degree at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica and studied also at Metropolitan University in Prague. From early age, Kaja has developed a strong sense of right and wrong which brought her to a number of volunteer projects. She spent one year in immigation camp in Italy which inspired her to kick off collection of underwear for girls and women in the camp. The collection provided hundreds of women with what they needed but none provided and made Kaja “The Young personlality od the year.” Besides volunteer work, she got internships at National Coundil of Slovak repubic and Public Deffender of rights.

Petra Trnková

Petra Trnková

Petra is one of the core members of Stop Corruption Foundation that she’s been a part of from the very beginning. Intrigued by sustainability and social impact of businesses she studied management at City University of Seattle and ESADE Business school. After graduation, she did an internship in India where she was helping with strategic planning for an organization of small ginger farmers. The experience harvested in Indian fields helped her secure a job in Paris where she worked as a sustainable consultant. This experience gave her a deep understanding of the importance of sustainable development, which she’s now able to use in a number of projects focusing on anti-corruption education. As a proud mum, she fights not only for a world that sees less corruption, but also one that knows there is no planet B. 

Zuzana Vasičáková Očenášová

Zuzana Vasičáková Očenášová

Zuzana is a strong believer that in order to get rid of big corruption, we have to fight petty corruption first. Her philospohy makes her a perfect leader of projetcs that educate young students at school and give the so called anticorruption vaccination that helps them be more immune to becoming a part of corrupition. Zuzana studied law in Bratislava and communication in Illinois. Zuzna helped to create the Center of law help. Currently She’s also working on he degree from psychtherapy  and behavioral psychology and she’s doing pHD in psychology in Brno. Besides school project, she also focuses on mediation, therapy and anticorruption edcucation.

Executive Director

Peter Kováč

Peter Kováč