Blažena Hamadová is a young research assistant of MinPol, Agency for International Minerals Policy. Last months she have been involved in projects from HORIZON 2020 programme of European Commission which MinPol deals with, such as MINATURA 2020 (protection of Mineral Deposits of Public Importance) and MINLEX – Study on the legal framework for mineral extraction and permitting procedures for exploration and exploitation in the EU. Her research area is focused on mineral policy, mining legislative, securing the access to mineral deposits based on land-use planning regarding, sustainable minerals supply, etc.
At the same time she is attending VŠB – Technical University in Ostrava, Czech Republic. She holds a Bachelor degree in Geological engineering (cum laude), she is currently finishing MSc and preparing for PhD. In her previous study she has concentrated on geological aspects of methane emanation in Moravian-Silesian region as a consequence of closure of coal mines in 90´s in Czech Republic.