Lukáš Macek

Head of the Centre Grande Europe & Reseach Fellow, Central and Eastern Europe

Lukáš Macek has been Director of the Sciences Po campus in Dijon since 2004. After studying in France (Lycée Carnot in Dijon, Sciences Po), he worked in the Czech Republic as a parliamentary attaché and political adviser specialising in European affairs, notably for Mr Josef Zieleniec, senator and former minister of foreign affairs.

He followed the work of the Convention on the Future of Europe as secretary of the Czech Senate delegation. He was actively involved in the political campaigns linked to the Czech Republic’s accession to the European Union, as well as in the European elections of 2004 and 2009. In 2008, he was an advisor to Jan Svejnar, candidate for the presidency of the Czech Republic.

A teaching assistant at New York University in Prague (2001-04), he has also taught at Charles University in Prague. Since 2004, he has taught Introduction to European Union Affairs at Sciences Po. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles and studies on European issues, including L’élargissement met-il en péril le projet européen (Documentation française, 2011).