Michal Ovádek

PhD Student at Ku Leuven

Michal Ovádek is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Legal Theory and Empirical Jurisprudence. His research focuses on the interplay between law and politics in the European Union, in particular the contestation of legislative procedures and competences. Michal worked previously as a researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies on the Horizon 2020 project ‘Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law’ (RECONNECT) and the FP7 project ‘Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies’ (FRAME). Prior to joining KU Leuven, he gained experience at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (Vienna) and the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Bratislava). Michal holds degrees in international relations and international and European law from the College of Europe (Bruges, 2016) and University of Groningen (2015).