VÁCLAV HAVEL EUROPEAN DIALOGUES 2021 - THE OTHER EUROPE On-line conference 11 - 12 May 2021

Michal Šimečka

Michal Šimečka is a Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of the Renew Europe Group and Vice-Chair of Progressive Slovakia. As a member of the Civil Liberties (LIBE) and Foreign Affairs (AFET) committees, he has been the Parliament's Rapporteur for the Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Pact and is currently the Parliament’s Rapporteur on the Resilience of Critical Entities’ Directive. Previously he was a Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, where he dealt with European integration and European security, and served as adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Šimečka holds a D.Phil (PhD) in political science and international relations from the University of Oxford.