Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program for the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference Program Overview Panel: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE (Physical) Author(s) Róbert Martin Hudec Comenius University Bratislava Slovakia Title Policy advisory systems in Slovakia during Covid-19 crisis: Case study of the Central Crisis Committee File Paper files are available only for conference participants, please login first. Presenter Róbert Martin Hudec Abstract Does the link between policy advice and government performance exist in Covid-19 pandemics? By utilizing the case study of the Central Crisis Committee (further „CCC) in Slovakia we attempt to find out whether the variations of policy advice bodies are a factor, which determines different performance outcomes. Two specific circumstances should be taken into account when exploring Slovak case mentioned above: very uneven government performance during Covid-19 crisis comparing first and second wave and secondly parliamentary elections which led to change of government during the first wave of crisis. 71 members and alternates of the CCC, who come from 23 government organizations and the Red Cross have been analyzed. Their profiles including age, gender, education, career paths, current position and partisanships have been created. The profiles for three specific configurations of the CCC have been compared (profile of the CCC in the first wave before and after the government exchange, profile in the second wave).