Senior Research Officer
Vít Novotný is a senior research officer at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. In charge of research cooperation with the Centre's member foundations, he has edited the volumes Unity in Adversity: Immigration, Minorities and Religion in Europe (2017), From Reform to Growth: Managing the Economic crisis in Europe (2013), and Opening the Door? Immigration and Integration in the European Union (2012). These books create European centre-right policy narratives in their fields.
Vít Novotný is also responsible for research clusters on ethics, values and religion and new societal challenges. He has previous experience working in the education, private, public and non-profit sectors in the UK (2004-10). In 1991-93 and 2001-03 he worked as a pharmacist and sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry in Czechia. His education includes undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in clinical pharmacy, European studies, public administration and politics from universities in Czechia, the US and the UK.
In 1992 he ran for the Czech Parliament on the list of the Civic Democratic Alliance (ODA). In 1989 he was active, as a student, in the citizen movement that overthrew the Czechoslovak Communist regime. He has published widely on politics and current issues in Czech and English-language press. He speaks Czech, English, conversational Russian and is learning German.