Mr Lukáš Levák joined the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czechia in 2009, after completing studies (Latin America Studies) at the Charles University. Before he was appointed the Director of Department for R&D (2014), he had been in charge of development of bilateral cooperation of Czechia in R&D, and participation of Czechia in the Joint Technology Initiatives ARTEMIS and ENIAC under the 7th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Since 2014, Mr Lukáš Levák has been the Director of Department for R&D, which consists of the Unit for Research Infrastructures and the Unit for European Research Area. His duties and responsibilities, therefore, comprise in particular policy-making and public funding of research infrastructures (including membership of Czechia in international R&D organisations and ERIC consortia), and formulation and implementation of strategy for international collaboration of Czechia in R&D within the framework of the European Research Area (including agenda of the EU Competitiveness Council of Research Ministers). As of 2014, Mr Lukáš Levák is a delegate of Czechia to the ERAC (European Research Area and Innovation Committee), and he also acts as a Czech delegate to the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures).