European Values Center for Security Policy is a civic association.


Executive board – establishes long-term programme priorities

Chairman: Petr Holec

Member: Jakub Janda

Member: Kateřina Hamplová


Supervisory board – supervises compliance with the statutes and management of the association

Chairman: Jan Famfollet 

Member: Jana Holcová

Member: Anna Shavit


Management – manages and controls the activities

Executive Director: Jakub Janda

Deputy Director for Operations: Klára Veverka

Deputy Director for Projects: Andrea Michalcová


Operations section – day to day business 

Head of Kremlin Watch Program: Veronika Víchová

Head of Security Strategies Program: Martin Svárovský

Senior Analyst of the Kremlin Watch Program: David Stulík

Analyst of the Kremlin Watch Program: Veronika Špalková 

Member of the Kremlin Watch Program: Jakub Fišer

Member of the Kremlin Watch Program: Jindřich Přívratský  

Analyst of the Red Watch Program: Kateřina Urbancová

Project Coordinator: Kristýna Jerhotová

Project Coordinator: Michaela Löfflerová

Project Economist: Jan Vlach 

Operations Manager: Karolína Miksová

Editor-in-Chief: Viliam Kaliňák

Proof-reader of publication outputs: Pavlína Wünschová


Jakub Janda

Director of European Values Center for Security Policy

E-mail: janda(at)

Originally from: České Budějovice

Jakub Janda specializes in response of democratic states to hostile disinformation and influence operations. He is Associate Fellow at Slovak Security Policy Institute and regular contributor for the Atlantic Council. He serves a member of Editorial Board of expert portal and as a proud member of Active Reserves of the Czech Armed Forces.
In 2016 – 2017, he was tasked by Czech security and intelligence institutions to consult on “Influence of Foreign Powers” chapter within Audit of National Security conducted by the Czech government, where he was involved in the Czech policy shift on this issue. Since 2015, he was asked to provide briefings or trainings in more than 20 countries. Since 2019, he serves as a member of Programming Board of the Centre Anne de Kyiv. In the past he worked for humanitarian agency ADRA International and for a Member of the Czech Parliament.
He serves as Regional Liaison for Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China since June 2020.

See his CV in English. You can follow him on Twitter or  Facebook.

Martin Svárovský

Head of Security Strategies Program

E-mail: svarovsky(at)

Martin Svárovský is the Head of the Security Strategies Program and Senior Fellow at the European Values Center for Security Policy (since 2019). Before he served 19 years at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs including as the Deputy Director of the Central European Department and the Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Czech Embassies to Budapest and to Warsaw. He is author of the concept of the Czech-Polish Forum and of the mechanisms of commissioning analyses for the MFA (“operative analyses scheme“). Mr. Svárovský regularly publishes articles on Security policy, Trans-Atlantic relations and the Czech Foreign Policy ( He tweets at @martinsvarovsky in Czech, English and Polish.

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David Stulík 

Senior Analyst of the Kremlin Watch Program

E-mail: stulik(at)

David Stulík worked for the last 12 years as the Press and Information Officer at the EU Delegation in Kyiv, Ukraine. Prior to this position, he was shortly employed in the Czech Deputy Prime Minister Office, where he dealt with the preparations for the Czech EU Presidency. Before joining the public sector, David acted as the Head of Unit for Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova and the Coordinator of democracy projects in Eastern Europe in one of the largest Central European NGOs, People in Need.

Before, he served as the Project Manager at the Civil Society Development Foundation (NROS), which has been predominantly involved in the administration of PHARE programs aimed at the development of civil society in the Czech Republic. There, Mr. Stulík coordinated 3-year projects on preparations of Czech NGOs for EU accession, which was funded by CEE TRUST program.

He also lectured at the Charles University at the Department of Civil Society Sector. After the EU accession, he has been appointed by the Czech government as a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, where he represented the Czech non-governmental sector and also served as the Rapporteur for Belarus.

His professional experience includes working for the independent Czech think tank, Institute for European policies, Europeum, which he co-founded. Mr. Stulik also served as Project Manager and Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President of the EastWest Institute, a Euro-American think tank. During his studies, he held the position of Vice President of AEGEE-Europe (European Students’ Association). In 1997, he received the award “Young European of the Year” and, as a result, he conducted a 6-month internship at the European Parliament.

During his previous stay in Poland, he had been employed at the Polish public radio (Czech service) and worked as a foreign correspondent for a number of Czech media (print, TV, radio). After his return to the Czech Republic in 1998, he co-founded and became the Editor-in-Chief of the monthly magazine Integrace, which shortly became a leading online publication on the EU integration. Eventually, the portal joined the family of European portals of the

Among his fields of interests and competence are EU enlargement and neighbourhood policy, development of civil society, EU communication policies, EU lobbying, civic dialogue, and the socio-economic consequences of post-communist transition.

Mr. Stulík has an MA degree in Society and Politics from the Central European University and an MSc in International Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics. He also finished European studies at the Academia Istropolitana NOVA, Slovakia.

Veronika Víchová

Head of Kremlin Watch Program

E-mail: vichova(at)

Veronika Víchová is Head of Kremlin Watch Program at the European Values Center for Security Policy. She graduated the Masaryk University in Brno. She co-authored a study on how Kremlin propaganda portrays European leaders which was published by The Atlantic Council and an Overview of countermeasures by the EU28 to the Kremlin´s influence operations. She compiles the Kremlin Watch Briefing, a weekly newsletter on disinformation and influence operations for more than 7.000 European experts, journalists and officials. She participated in the Transatlantic Fellowship Program in Washington DC organized by the World Affairs Journal, which she spent at the office of Senator Rob Portman. She has graduated from the New Security Leaders Program 2017.

Andrea Michalcová

Deputy Director for Projects

E-mail: michalcova(at)

As a Deputy Director for Projects, Andrea is involved in project management of the organization. She started cooperating with the European Value Security Center in May 2013 as an intern of the Analytical Team. Later she led the regional team in Brno as a Project Coordinator. Since autumn 2016, she has worked on the position of a Project Manager. She has organized a number of successful events, among the most successful ones was the conference STRATCOM SUMMIT 2017 with 330 participants from the total of 29 countries. She also has experience in the private sector, having worked for the American IT company IBM. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Salamanca, Spain, with a Master’s degree in European Union Studies. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Klára Veverka

Deputy Director for Operations

E-mail: veverka(at)

As a Deputy Director for Operations, Klára is responsible for a smooth run of our Security Centre and its human resources. Her work with European Values started in 2014, when she joined as an Analytical Team intern. Before that she worked in a Brno branch of Europe Direct, a network of information centres. This is where she also completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. Along with working for European Values, she and her husband are involved in organizing escape and city games and team building activities.

Kristýna Jerhotová

Project Coordinator

Kristyna works in European Values Centre for Security Policy as a project coordinator. She graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, with a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. During the studies, she participated in internship programs within the CzechTrade Government Agency based in Moscow and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C. She has experience from the public and private sectors as well. She speaks English and Russian.

Richard Kraemer

Kremlin Watch Non-resident Senior Fellow 

Richard Kraemer is the President of the US-Europe Alliance and a Eurasia Program fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where his recent research is largely focused on Turkish and Balkan affairs. Previously, Richard managed the National Endowment for Democracy’s program portfolio on Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey. Prior to NED, he oversaw programs in those states and the Levant at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Richard also taught law and researched at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is an affiliated expert of the Public International Law and Policy Group, where he advised the governments of Georgia and Montenegro. A member of the New York State Bar Association, Richard holds a JD from American University and a BA from the College of William and Mary. He’s appeared in numerous international and U.S. media. He is professionally proficient in Polish, Farsi, and Dari.

Mariam Tsitsikashvili

Kremlin Watch Non-resident Fellow

Mariam Tsitsikashvili holds the position of project manager and research fellow at Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS), a multi-profile Think Tank established in Georgia. She supervises projects related to European integration, foreign state-sponsored disinformation, and malign influence. Her research interest thus includes foreign and security policy. Before taking the position of the project manager, she worked as a political analyst at FactCheck Georgia. She holds a degree of Master of Social Sciences, with a major in Eurasian and Caucasus Studies and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. She also studied International Relations at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

Charles Burton

Red Watch Non-resident Fellow

Charles Burton specializes in Comparative Politics, Government and Politics of China, Canada-China Relations and Human Rights. He received a PhD in 1987 from the University of Toronto after studies at Cambridge University (Oriental Studies) and Fudan University (History of Ancient Chinese Thought Program, Department of Philosophy). Between 1986 and 1988, he was an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Post-Doctoral Scholar in Political Science at University of Alberta. He has served extensively with the Canadian government: with the Communications Security Establishment and Canadian diplomatic service, also being posted at Canadian Embassy in Beijing twice. Charles will continue serving as Senior Fellow at the Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

Jan Famfollet

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

In the European Values  Center for Security Policy, Jan served as Deputy Director for Financial and Project Management between 2015 – 2017 and has been a member of the Management Board since 2017. He specializes in the economic aspects of European integration, with a particular focus on banking and the development of the post-crisis architecture of the euro area. At present, he works as a senior ministerial advisor at the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic and is engaged in doctoral research focused on the EU banking union at the University of Economics in Prague.

Jana Holcová

Supervisory Board Member

Originally from: Jižní město, Prague

In European Values Center for Security Policy, she was active as a project manageress and for several years she was taking part in its programme preparation. Currently she works for the Family and Montessori centre 4bears which she co-founded (Elaaga, o.s.) four years ago. She is in charge of PR and communication and also of the programme of the centre. Before that she worked at the department of internal and external communication of one of the big Czech banks and also worked in the Czech media (ČTK, iDnes, Lidové noviny) for five years. Jana graduated from the Media Studies and Journalism at FSS MU and FSV UK. She spent one semester studying abroad via the internship programme at the Freie Universität in Berlin. She has two children.

Petr Holec

Chairman of the Executive Board

Originally from: Brno

In European Values Center for Security Policy, he used to take part in financial management and fundraising. After several years working in the purchasing department of the leading global petrochemical company he now works as a Chief Operating Officer for Ariba Inc. He achieved his title of Engineer at the Czech-French Program MFTAP L’Adminitration Pubique/Public Administration and his Master’s at Palackého Univesity in Olomouc (Applied Economy).