European Values Center for Security Policy is a civic association.
Executive board – establishes long-term programme priorities
Chairman: Radko Hokovský
Member: Jan Famfollet
Member: Jakub Janda
Supervisory board – supervises compliance with the statutes and management of the association
Chairman: Jiří Kopal
Member: Jana Holcová
Member: Petr Holec
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 Internal Security Program: Radko Hokovský
Head of Security Strategies Program: Martin Svárovský
Editor-in-Chief: Barbara Zmušková
Director of European Values Center for Security Policy
Originally from: České Budějovice
Radko Hokovský Ph.D.
Executive board Chairman and Head of Internal Security Program
Telephone: +420 775 031 108
Originally from: Braník, Prague
The Chairman of the Executive board of the European Values Center for Security Policy and Director until 2018. Since 2005 he has been active in this organisation as a volunteer, Project Manager, International Cooperation Coordinator and Secretary. Between the years 2007 and 2010 he was leading the international research-educational programme European Values Network. He engaged in the Association for international questions, the European Youth Parliament and the European Movement. Professionally he deals with the problematic of European Union inner security and institutional questions of the European Integration. He is a co-author of several expert and academic publications and international conference papers. He is a lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences (Charles University) and the Department of International Relations and European Studies (Metropolitan University Prague). He is currently finishing his Dissertation at the Department of International Relations of the Faculty of Social Sciences. At this faculty he already graduated in 2006 from the Bachelor programme of Politology and International Relations. He achieved his master’s degree “Master of European Studies” at the Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI) at the University of Bonne. During his studies he undertook a quarterly internship the European Parliament in Josef Zieleniec’s office and he attended Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Programme at the Prague Institute of Security Studies.
He was invited by the US Secretary of State to undertake the International Visitor Leadership Programme “Current U.S. social, political and economic issues for young European leaders”. His CV is available here in Czech.
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.
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.
Chair of Supervisory Board
Originally from: Prague
In 1999 he volunteered for an NGO Environmental Law Service, two years after he designed a new organisation: League of Human Rights. He had been the Chairman of the League until 2009 when he passed the leadership down to his younger colleagues. Apart from expert issues as police accountability or international human rights protection mechanisms, he focused on the management of the League as well as on the programmes development and external relations. Between the years 2007 and 2010 he was appointed to the position of Secrétaire General Adjoint for Europe and Central Asia to represent Fédération Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH) – with the headquarters in Paris – in countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia including the meetings of Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Apart from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University (2003) he also undertook semestral study programmes at the University of Basel, Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg and the Columbia University in New York.
Between 2012-2015, as a Vice Chairman of the European Values he has been looking – as a volunteer – after the programmes’ direction and contributed to the development of new pillars focused on responsible governance and self-confident West. From his long career within the area of leadership and human rights protection he brought the importance of ethical rules, transparent management and financing. In his role as Supervisory Board Chair, he supervises Management Board activities compliance with the rules of budget management, statutes and the Ethical Code of the center. In his profession he focuses on management and data protection consulting as well as on independent evaluation of the EU and Czech law compatibility for the European Union institutions.
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.
Supervisory Board Member
Originally from: Brno
In the European Values 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).