Vladimír Bilčík was born in Bratislava in 1975. He holds a B.A. in political science and economics from Swathmore College, M.Phil. in European politics from the University of Oxford and PhD in political science from Comenius University in Bratislava. From 1999 to 2019 he was a researcher and later head of EU programme in the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA). From 2005 to 2019 he also worked as lecturer in the Political science department at Comenius University. He has researched and published on EU institutions, EU foreign policy, Slovak, German and V4 politics.
He entered politics prior to 2016 parliamentary elections when he ran unsuccessfully for Slovak parliament for the party Sieť. In 2017 he helped establish the party SPOLU – Občianska demokracia (TOGETHER – Civic Democracy), became a member of its Board in April 2018 and was elected as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in May 2019.
In the European Parliament, Vladimír Bilčík is a member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee and substitute member of the Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) Committees. He is a member of the center-right EPP Group and serves as Coordinator/Spokesperson for the EPP in the Special Committee Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE). Furthermore, he serves as vice-coordinator of the EPP MEPs in AFCO.
In September 2019 he was elected Chair of the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC) and serves as the European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur for Serbia. He is one of the EP’s facilitators in the Inter-Party Dialogue taking place in Serbia since 2019, co-lead Member for Western Balkans in the Democracy and Elections Group of the European Parliament and EPP’s standing shadow rapporteur for Montenegro (since 2021). He is the only Slovak MEP participating in the plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Last update: September 2021