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Hana Bartakova, Account Director

Instinctif Partners

Hana.bartakova@instinctif.com

My Job

I’m an Account Director at Instinctif Partners and Director of the NGO Health First Europe. I guide clients through the European ecosystem, crafting targeted advocacy and communication strategies to highlight their issues to European decision-makers. As a dedicated advocate for the European project, I strive to promote a healthier, fairer, and more sustainable society through my work, ensuring we make a meaningful impact and add real value.

My Experience

I have over 10 years of experience in the European ecosystem. My career began with a traineeship at Medicines for Europe, followed by roles in the European Parliament as a trainee, assistant, and policy advisor. I then joined the European Competitive Telecommunications Association before transitioning to consultancy. I’ve worked at Euros/Agency and currently at Instinctif Partners, focusing on energy, sustainability, transport, food, and especially healthcare.

My Proudest Achievements

My proudest achievement was participating in a Europe-wide education project during the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative involved delivering training to healthcare professionals who didn’t typically work in ICUs, enabling them to support their colleagues overwhelmed by the surge of patients. This project not only helped address critical staffing shortages but also demonstrated the impact of swift, coordinated action in times of crisis.

My Education

  • Facultés Universiataires Saint-Louis, BA, Law
  • University of Bristol, LLM, European Law
  • University of Bonn, MA, European Studies

My Languages

Czech, French, English.

My Interests outside work

Sports (mainly running, yoga and trekking, but I like trying new things from a bootcamp boxing class to kayaking, I’m in), travelling (nothing is more exciting than discovering new places and new people…and new food!), true crime (because…why not?) and since I’m a young mom, sleeping.

My Favourite Brussels anecdote

There are so many after all these years, it is difficult to pick one. But I can attest that the person who brings coffee at 3 AM in a trilogue negotiation gets, for a split second, treated like a god.

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