Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

Ing. Norbert Kurilla, PhD.

State Secretary I.

phone: +421 2 5956 2087 


Curriculum vitae

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 affaires. His was in charge of the Slovak Presidency in the Council of the European Union on environmental affairs in 2016.  He started his career at the Ministry of Environment as EU affairs coordinator. During 2007 – 2014 served as environmental diplomat at the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the European Union in Brussels. Upon his return he became Director General of the Environmental Policy Directorate at the Ministry of Environment. He is a Management Board member of the European Environmental Agency, vice-chair of the OECD Green Action Programme and supervisory board member of the Slovak Investment Holding. Norbert Kurilla 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, majoring in international relations. 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.