Social Safety & Ombudsperson

Dean's Directive No. 1/2022 (Social Safety) establishes the rules for achieving social safety, which is overseen by the ombudsperson. The ombudsperson of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno University of Technology (hereinafter referred to as the "ombudsperson") is an independent person who creates a space for dialogue and confidential assistance to students, employees, and staff of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno University of Technology (hereinafter also "FFA"), primarily in matters of ethics, workplace culture, and prevention of abuse of power.

The mission of the ombudsperson is to contribute to creating and ensuring a safe and just study and work environment and to promote its diversity. In accordance with Section 1, letter d) of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on higher education institutions, FFA takes an active role in public discussion of social and ethical issues, fostering cultural diversity and mutual understanding, shaping civil society, and preparing young people for life in it. The plurality of life opinions and experiences is seen as a fundamental and valuable quality, especially in the artistic environment. For this reason, the ombudsperson should also help create tools to balance family, study, and work life and to include any disadvantaged groups. The ombudsperson's activities complement the activities of other FFA bodies and working groups, and its main mission is advisory, cultivation, and mediation. The FFA Ombudsperson is a member of ENOHE (European Network of Ombuds in Higher Education).


The FFA Ombudsperson is Mgr. et Bc. Tomáš Fris. Tomáš Fris studied sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University in Prague, and a double major in psychology and social work at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno. He worked as a field social worker in Roma communities in Neratovice, a crisis interventionist on the Safety Line, and as an editor for the magazine New Space. He is currently completing comprehensive training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and works as a therapist in the Department of Enhanced Acute Care at the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital. He also professionally provides supervision for teams and individuals in the nonprofit sector.

Consultation hours: Wednesday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (room no. 213/U2), by appointment at other times, online, or by phone (+420 771 281 456), mail:

Ombudsperson's Secretary

MgA. Marie Štindlová was appointed as the ombudsperson's secretary (contact). The ombudsperson and the ombudsperson's secretary are obliged to maintain confidentiality about the facts they learn during their activities, and they are guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, confidentiality, informality, and protection of the reporter and the persons involved. The ombudsperson's secretary can be contacted especially in case of suspicion of bias on the part of the ombudsperson (if, considering the relationship of the ombudsperson to the parties to the conflict or other persons involved in the conflict, his independence or impartiality can be doubted).

Mgr. et Bc. Tomáš Fris

Mgr. et Bc.


FFA Ombudsperson
personal consultations: Wed 9:30–15:30
room: U2/213
phone: +420 771 281 456

MgA. Marie Štindlová



FFA Ombudsperson's secretary
personal consultations by appointment
phone: +420 774 270 166

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