Lukáš Levák joined the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of Czechia in 2009, after completing his studies (History, Latin America Studies) at Charles University. Before he was appointed the Director of the Department for R&D, he had been in charge of the development of bilateral collaborations of Czechia in R&D and participation of Czechia in the ARTEMIS and ENIAC Joint Technology Initiatives under the 7th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Since 2014, he serves as the Director of the 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 particularly policy-making and public funding of research infrastructures (including Czech memberships in international R&D organizations and ERIC consortia), and formulation and implementation of the Czech national strategy for international cooperation in R&D in the framework of the European Research Area (including agenda of the EU Competitiveness Council of Research Ministers). As of 2014, Mr. Levák has been a Czech delegate to ERAC and also serves as a delegate to ESFRI since 2019. He represents the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports on many platforms, such as the ERA Forum, the ELI ERIC General Assembly, and the ESS ERIC Council. In 2022, he’s been the lead coordinator of the research policy agenda of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.