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Political Memory: Jan OLBRYCHT, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae

  • Doctorate in sociology, Jagiellonian University (1984)
  • Lecturer: University of Silesia (1979-1990)
  • Lecturer: Jagiellonian University (1985-1989)
  • Traineeship at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris (1988-1989)
  • Lecturer: University of Bielsko-Biała
  • University of Economics in Katowice (since 2002)
  • Chairman of the Policy Council of the Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS) Social Movement (2002-2004)
  • Member of the Civic Platform (PO) National Council (since 2004)
  • Member of the Political Bureau of the European People's Party - European Democrats (2006-2009)
  • Mayor of Cieszyn (1990-1998)
  • Member of Cieszyn Council (1990-1998)
  • Member of the Śląskie Provincial Assembly (1998-2004)
  • Leader of the Śląskie Provincial Executive (1998-2002)
  • MEP, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Regional Development, Vice-Chairman of the URBAN-Housing Intergroup, Vice-Chairman of the Polish delegation in the EPP-ED (2004-2009)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) (1995-2001)
  • Head of the Polish delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (1990-1998)
  • Member of the Bureau of the Assembly of European Regions (ARE) (2000-2004)
  • Member of the National Regional Policy Council (2000-2004)
  • Member of the Committee for National Spatial Planning, Polish Academy of Sciences (2003-2008)
  • Emperor Maximilian award for contribution to European local and regional politics
  • Golden Ribbon of the Association of Polish Towns (honorary award for outstanding services to local government)
  • MEP of the Year 2007 - awarded by The Parliament Magazine in the Regional Policy category
  • Winner of the Silesian Quality Award
  • Honorary Silesian of the Year 2008
  • Knight's Cross of the Order of Poland Reborn
  • Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite





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