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
Senior Analyst of the Kremlin Watch Program: David Stulík
Head of Security Strategies Program: Martin Svárovský
Editor-in-Chief: Barbara Zmušková
Director of European Values Center for Security Policy
Originally from: České Budějovice
Head of Security Strategies Program
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 (www.russkiivopros.com, www.onwar.eu, www.aktualne.cz). He tweets at @martinsvarovsky in Czech, English and Polish.
Senior Analyst of the Kremlin Watch Program
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 www.integrace.cz joined the family of European portals of the www.euractiv.com.
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.
Head of Kremlin Watch Program
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.
Deputy Director for Projects
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.
Deputy Director for Operations
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.
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.
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.
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).