Norbert Kurilla

Norbert Kurilla

State SecretaryMinistry of Environment, Slovakia
Norbert Kurilla

Norbert Kurilla is State Secretary at the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic as of March 2016. He is responsible for numerous environmental and climate policies including international and EU affairs. He was in charge of the Slovak Presidency in the Council of the European Union. He started his career in 2003 as EU affairs coordinator at the Ministry of Environment. During 2007–2014 served as environmental diplomat at the Slovak Permanent Representation to the EU. Upon his return he became Director General of the Environment Directorate. He serves as the vice-chair of the OECD Green Action Programme. Norbert has M. A. degree (2003) in international economic relations and is a Ph.D. (2007) holder from the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics in Bratislava. During his academic and professional years he underwent several studies, exchanges and trainings abroad e.g. Sejong University in South Korea, Dresden, Germany, Gent University in Belgium, UNEP in Kenya, Clingendael Institute in the Netherlands or European Institute of Public Administration in Belgium.