GS3 Speakers

VP Oldřich Vlasák (GS3NA)

Oldřich Vlasák, Gender Summit past speaker

Vice-President of the European Parliament, responsible for Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA), Europe.

Oldřich Vlasák, Vice-President of the European Parliament, is conservative politician who advocates for the interests of self-governing municipalities, cities and regions. Oldřich Vlasák was born on 26th of November 1955 in Hradec Králové. He studied at the Czech Technical University in Prague. After his university studies he worked in science as a technical professional in the field of environment. In his following management career he worked for the private sector. He fully entered local politics in 1994, when he was elected member of the Board of Representatives of the City of Hradec Králové. Between 1998 and 2004 he was mayor of the City. In 2001 he became the President of the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic. Since 2000 he was active in the European politics. He was delegated to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe and represented the Czech Republic as an observer in the Committee of the Regions. After his active work in the Policy Committee of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) he has been elected its executive president. In 2004 he has been elected and in 2009 re-elected to the European Parliament. In the European Parliament he has a function of coordinator of European Conservatives and Reformists in the Committee for Regional Development and is a vice chairman of the Intergroup Urban. Since 2012 he is responsible for STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) in the European Parliament Bureau.

Vice President Vlasák's video message was broadcast to the Summit on day 1 of the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.