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.  

Milena Hrdinková
State Secretary for European Affairs
European Policies Coordination Department Štěpán Černý
Director
Department for European Legal and Institutional Support Štěpán Pech
Director
EU Applied Policies Department Štěpán Pech
Acting Director
European Affairs Information Department Igor Blahušiak
Director
Department for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU Alice Krutilová
Director

The Section is divided into five departments:

European Policies Coordination Department

The Department is led by Štěpán Černý who is also the Deputy State Secretary for European Affairs. 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.

Department for European Legal and Institutional Support

The Department is led by Štěpán Pech. More information on the Department for European Legal and Institutional Support.

EU Applied Policies Department

The Department is led by Štěpán Pech. More information on the European Policies Coordination Department.

European Affairs Communication Department

The European Affairs Section also fulfils an informational role. Its European Affairs Communication Department, led by Igor Blahušiak, 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.

Department for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU

The Department is responsible for coordination and implementation of programme, organizational & logistical, and communication preparations of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, which will take place in the second half of 2022. PRE works closely with central state administration bodies and other institutions involved in the Presidency preparations. Due to the temporary nature of its function, the activities of the Department will be terminated on June 30, 2023. The Department is led by Alice Krutilová.

Department for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU (PRE) 

The Department was established on 31st of December 2020 and consists of two units:  

  • Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU Logistics and Organization Unit
  • Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU Communications Unit

The Department is responsible for coordination and implementation of programme, organizational & logistical, and communication preparations of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, which will take place in the second half of 2022. PRE works closely with central state administration bodies and other institutions involved in the Presidency preparations. Due to the temporary nature of its function, the activities of the Department will be terminated on June 30, 2023. Please click here for more information on the PRE.  

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