Team

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: Víchová

Head of Internal Security Program: Radko Hokovský

Head of Security Strategies Program: Martin Svárovský

Editor-in-Chief: Barbara Zmušková

 

SUPERVISORY BOARD

Jakub Janda

Director of European Values Center for Security Policy

E-mail: janda(at)evropskehodnoty.cz

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 AntiPropaganda.sk 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.

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


Radko Hokovský Ph.D.

Executive board Chairman and Head of Internal Security Program

E-mail: hokovsky(at)evropskehodnoty.cz

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.


Martin Svárovský

Head of Security Strategies Program

E-mail: svarovsky(at)evropskehodnoty.cz

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.comwww.onwar.euwww.aktualne.cz). He tweets at @martinsvarovsky in Czech, English and Polish.


Veronika Víchová

Head of Kremlin Watch Program

E-mail: vichova(at)evropskehodnoty.cz

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.


Jiří Kopal

Chair of Supervisory Board

E-mail: kopal(at)evropskehodnoty.cz

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.


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

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).