Organisation of the Office
The Section is in charge of the coordination and analytical preparation of Czech positions in meetings at the European Union and is led by State Secretary for European Affairs.
|Tomáš Prouza, MBA
State Secretary for European Affairs and Director of the Section
|European Policies Coordination Department||Strategies and Institutional Department||European Affairs Information Department||EU Economic Policy Coordination Unit|
Head of Unit
The Section is divided into three departments and one independent unit:
European Policies Coordination Department
PhDr. Jan Král is in charge of the department's management. As part of its coordination activities, the European Policies Coordination Department takes part primarily in the formulation, coordination and carrying out of Czech Republic policy in EU relations, the coordination of ensuring the rights and commitments stemming from the Czech Republic's membership in the EU and laying the groundwork for the activity of the Committee for the EU. The department also coordinates the preparation of mandates, instructions and positions for negotiations with EU bodies and prepares positions on individual materials. More information on the European Policies Coordination Department.
Strategies and Institutional Department
The department's director is JUDr. Lenka Pítrová, CSc. The Strategies and Institutional Department's activities include the preparation of expert positions, legal analyses, conceptual and analytical materials, instructions, mandates and framework positions used by the same ministries and other central bodies of state administration for talks within the institutions and bodies of the EU. More information on the Strategies and Institutional Department.
European Affairs Information Department
The European Affairs Section also fulfils an informational role. Its European Affairs Information Department, led by PhDr. Lucie Loskotová, supplies the general public with information related to European Union issues through its sophisticated Integrated Information System - a network of regional Eurocenters across the Czech Republic, the free Eurofon telephone lines on 800 200 200, as well as the internet portal Euroskop.cz. More information on the European Affairs Information Department.
EU Economic Policy Coordination Unit
The Unit headed by Martin Vojta is primarily involved in formulation and coordination of Czech positions with regard to European Union in the area of economic and financial policy. The Unit also participates in the preparation of mandates, instructions and positions for negotiations with EU bodies and prepares positions and analyses of individual materials relating to economic and financial matters, including reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union.