Dominika Hajdu is Research Fellow and Programme Manager of the Strategic Communication Programme, which focuses on defending democracy against subversive efforts aiming to undermine it and at the examination of strategies, actors and tools utilised in information operations.  

In research, she focuses on the impact of information operations and social media on a democratic society; on cognitive security; and on strategic communication of the public sector. In her current capacity, she has led several international research, awareness-raising and capacity-building projects for various target groups aiming to build societal and state resilience. 

In her previous capacities, Dominika has gained experience working first in an advertising sector and later with the EU policy-making, having trained at the EU’s Committee of the Regions and worked for a public affairs agency in Brussels.  

Dominika holds a BA in European Studies from the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the Comenius University in Bratislava, and a MA in EU Foreign Policy from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.  

Publications

 Core projects  

  • Strengthening Public Diplomacy in Central Europe 
  • Countering Disinformation in the V4 and Western Balkans: mapping needs, building capacity and generating civic activism 
  • Nationalistic populism and its reception in Central Europe

Key activities beyond research

Current projects 

  • Strengthening Public Diplomacy in Central Europe 
  • Strengthening the capacity and resilience of public administration to hybrid threats 
  • HADES: Exposing Russian Information Operations in Frontline States