Róman Kok stands at the confluence of passion and expertise in the realm of EU policy-making. With a rigorous academic grounding and multifaceted professional experience, he possesses a comprehensive understanding of the ever-evolving European political landscape.
Róman’s academic journey in European affairs is marked by an unwavering interest in policymaking and business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies, further augmented by a dual Master of Science degree in Public Policy. These credentials bear testament to his deep-rooted understanding of the intricacies of the EU policy-making mechanisms and the broader socio-political contexts that drive them.
But it’s in his professional experiences that his passion truly takes flight. Róman’s curiosity has always led him to question – who are the central players in the EU’s political theater? Who shapes the narratives? What societal trends underpin and influence these narratives? Pursuing answers to these questions, he ventured into various realms of the policy spectrum.
In the public domain, Róman honed his diplomatic and intergovernmental insights while serving at an embassy. This role gave him firsthand exposure to the mechanisms of international relations and their interplay with EU policies.
Transitioning to the corporate world, Róman bolstered his understanding of the private sector’s role in shaping policies during his tenure at a PR/PA consultancy. Here, he discerned the nuances of how businesses interface with, and influence, legislative and regulatory processes.
Further diversifying his portfolio, Róman currently works in the non-profit sector, working at the trade association EBAA. This experience enriched his perspectives on how advocacy groups and non-profits contribute to, and sometimes even steer, policy debates within the European Union.
Combining this vast array of experiences, Róman Kok emerges as a holistic expert in EU Affairs and PR. He embodies the rare blend of technical know-how and on-ground experience, allowing him to critically analyse challenges, formulate pragmatic solutions, and ensure their effective execution in the dynamic arena of EU policy-making.