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14 - 17 November 2022
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague


Mr. Lukáš LEVÁK joined the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czechia in 2009, after completing his studies (History, Latin America Studies) at the Charles University. Before he was appointed the Director of Department for R&D (2014), he had been in charge of development of bilateral collaborations of Czechia in R&D and participation of Czechia in the ARTEMIS and ENIAC Joint Technology Initiatives under the 7th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Since 2014, Mr Lukáš LEVÁK serves as the Director of Department for R&D, which consists of the Unit for Research Infrastructures and the Unit for European Research Area. His duties and responsibilities, therefore, comprise particularly policy-making and public funding of research infrastructures (including Czech memberships in international R&D organisations and ERIC consortia), and formulation and implementation of the Czech national strategy for international cooperation in R&D in the framework of the European Research Area (including agenda of the EU Competitiveness Council of Research Ministers).

As of 2014, Mr Lukáš LEVÁK has been a Czech delegate to ERAC (European Research Area and Innovation Committee) and also serves as a delegate to ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) since 2019. Mr Lukáš LEVÁK represents the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports at many platforms, such as the ERA Forum, the ELI ERIC General Assembly (Extreme Light Infrastructure European Research Infrastructure Consortium) and the ESS ERIC Council (European Spallation Source European Research Infrastructure Consortium).

In 2022, he’s been the lead-coordinator of the research policy agenda of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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