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Jiří Kozák

Jiří Kozák

Jiří Kozák

Jiří Kozák

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Born 08/19/1976 in Pilsen



2008                           Graduated from Political Sciences at Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University in Prague (master´s degree) (


Professional Experience

2019 – 2021                Program Manager and Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Policy team of Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Member of Election Campaign Team of the SPOLU coalition

2011 – 2019                Lecturer, CEVRO Institute (

2009 – 2019                Director, CEVRO (

2007 – 2019                Member of the Steering Committee of European Network of Political Foundations (

2004 – 2009               Program Manager, CEVRO (

2004 – 2012               Advisor to the Chairman of the Committee for European Affairs of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

2000 – 2004               Assistant to Luděk Sefzig, Senator of the Parliament of the Czech Republic


Jiří Kozák has organized numerous projects of political education and democracy assistance in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. He has lectured in many countries on human rights, political education and building of political parties and systems. He is the author and co-editor of The Memory of Nations - Democratic Transition Guide, one of the largest comparative studies of democratic transitions in 13 countries.

He and his wife Iveta have two children and live in Říčany, Czech Republic.

Language skills: English, basics of French and Russian