Veronika Cifrová Ostrihoňová

Veronika Cifrová Ostrihoňová


Journalist, talk show host and event host. Interested in gender, as well as other inequalities, current affairs, history, culture and politics. Hosting Sitdown s Veronikou talk show - interviewing interesting women with a purpose, and famous men that do not shy away from public responsibility. Worked as a news reporter focusing on the healthcare system at the number one TV network in Slovakia, Markíza. Creator of Very Veri YouTube channel centring around books, interesting people, and information. Monthly contributor to Ženy v meste platform. Lived and studied in Paris, France, as well as in New York, USA. A proud graduate of New York University, with a summa cum laude degree (top 5 per cent of the class) in Politics and History. An avid Instagram user who likes to use her platform to voice important matters. Currently on maternity leave.


our speakers

Wednesday 07 October


    • Francesca Colombo
    • Nathalie Moll
    • Robert Mistrik
    • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
    • Veronika Cifrová Ostrihoňová

    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January, the highest level of alarm under international law.The virus has tested our health systems and societies to their core, highlighting the weaknesses and ability of the countries to handle a large-scale public health crisis. The pandemic has grown to constitute the largest global public health crisis in a century with formidable health, social and economic challenges across the world. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has stressed that “The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future”. What are the lessons learnt from the pandemic so far? What can be done better in the future to contain large scale effects of global pandemic? How can we rebuild trust in multilateral institutions and encourage more profound international cooperation to handle health emergencies? How can we re-wire and improve our global health institutions?

    Maria Theresia

    Grand Hotel River Park
    Live broadcast