The Partners of the Visegrad path:
Iuridicum Remedium (IuRe) is a non-governmental non-profit organization from the Czech Republic promoting human rights. It addresses issues of blanket infringements on individual rights as a result of legislative action, and also deals with specific cases of human rights violations. IuRe’s program Human rights and Technology aims to create a barrier against the misuse of new technologies for unjustifiable breaches of individual privacy. Among other activities, IuRe annually organizes the Big Brother Awards Czech republic. Within the scope of this programme IuRe also works on localizing and promoting Creative Commons Licensing as an alteranative to the traditional intelectual property schemes.
Asimov Foundation’s activities are determined by free and effective flow of information and by community-based building and sharing of knowledge, transparency of information. The watchdog methodology of atlatszo.hu is a valuable tool to this end. We can see, however, that meanwhile our priority is country-wide cases, local NGOs deal with local issues regarding smaller communities, but they don’t possess the necessary tools. An essential goal for us is to share the knowledge on methodology in order for our knowledge centers to reach more and more of those concerned. Other goals of the foundation are to broaden the professional horizon in IT, to give inspiration and to connect the members of the community with each other. Moreover, to facilitate genuine dialogue and sharing of information and knowledge among technologists through our events. To encourage innovative activities and effective professional cooperation among IT developer groups. To introduce (especially Hungarian) results and methods of modern informatics to society. The Foundation assists professional organisations and public benefit foundations to increase successfulness of their work through efficient and cost-effective IT solutions.
Historical Trnava University (TU) represents one of the oldest universities in Slovakia. It was established by Cardinal Peter Pázmaň in 1635 and consisted of four faculties of: theology, arts, law and medicine. Trnava University professes principles of the Great Charter of European Universities protecting complete independence of universities from the political and economic power and their freedom to perform research and education. It has established contacts not only with universities in the Slovak Republic but as well with 13 universities abroad (in Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden, USA, Poland and Hungary) and built cooperation with them at a good level. The contemporary Law Faculty of Trnava University was re-established in 1992 and it is the best ranked law faculty in Slovakia. Among other achievements it is also the Creative Commons Legal Affiliate.