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Vladimír SPIDLA Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Adviser to the President of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Prague

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1974 Master Degree, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Charles University of Prague 1976 Ph.D., History and Prehistory, Charles University of Prague 1976-1989 A respectable person did not make a special career in my country at that time. So, following my studies I occupied different positions in different sectors very often just as a worker: Saw-mill worker, scene-shifter, dairy industry worker, archaeologist, public administrator in nature protection and environment, construction worker etc. 1990-1991 Vice-Chairman of Regional Public Authority in Jindrichuv Hradec 1991-1996 Director of Regional Employment Authority in Jindrichuv Hradec 1996-2004 Member of the Czech Parliament Chamber of Deputies for the CSSD Chairman of the Social Policy and Health Care Committee of the Chamber 1997-2001 Vice-Chairman of the CSSD - Czech Social Democratic Party 1998-2002 First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs 2001-2004 Chairman of the CSSD - Czech Social Democratic Party 2002-2004 Prime Minister of the Czech Republic 2004-2010 European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities since 2011 Adviser to the Chairman of the Senate (Mr. Milan `tch), Czech Republic