Dominika Hajdu

Director, Centre for Democracy & Resilience

Dominika Hajdu is the Policy Director of the Center for Democracy & Resilience, 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 information manipulation and its impact on democratic society, intersection of technology and democracy, and strategic communication of the public sector. In her current capacity, she has led large-scale international projects focusing on research, awareness-raising and capacity-building for various target groups aiming to build societal and state resilience.

In her previous capacities, Dominika gained experience working first in the 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 an MA in EU Foreign Policy from the University of Leuven in Belgium.

Publications and commentaries:

 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