This page shows a selection of speakers at the Forum. For a full list of speakers please see the individual sessions in the programme.
Věra Jourová is currently European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. In 2014, before coming to the European Commission, she was Minister for Regional Development in the Czech Republic. Previous to this, from 2006 to 2013, she worked in her own company as an international consultant on EU funding, and was also involved in consultancy activities in the Western Balkans relating to EU accession. In 2003, she was appointed Deputy Minister for Regional Development, a position which she held for three years. Previously, she has worked as Head of the Department of Regional Development in the Vysočina Region, from 2001, and before that as Secretary and Spokesperson of the Třebič Municipal Office, from 1995 to 2001.