Vladimír Bartovic is the President of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (he was the Director in 2014-2021) and the Director of the Political Department in the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic. In the past, he was a member of the external advisory team of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for foreign and European policy, a member of the Programme Council of the Czech-Polish Forum and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Open Society PASOS. He studied international business and international politics at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Prague and the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. He also studied at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Granada. Between 2011 and 2012, he served as Director of the Department of Strategic Analysis and Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. He also worked as an editor of the journal Integration. He has lectured on topics related to European integration at the Institute for Public Administration and the Czech National Bank.