Deputy Head of Cabinet VP Jourova
Daniel Braun is the Deputy Head of Cabinet of Ms Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency. He led the team working on the European Democracy Action Plan and his current portfolio covers the topics of disinformation, human centric and ethical approach to AI, as well as economic and monetary affairs. In continuous effort to tackle racism, xenophobia and illegal hate speech Mr Braun was instrumental in initiating and conducting deliberations of the European Commission and major IT platforms, which resulted in the announcement of the Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech in 2016. Previously, Mr Braun served as the First Deputy Minister of Regional Development in charge of the EU policy. He led the team preparing the strategy for European Funds in the new 2014-2020 programming period in the Czech Republic. Simultaneously he was the head of the Czech negotiation team with the European Commission. His tenure culminated when the Czech Partnership Agreement was adopted by the European Commission in August 2014. Daniel Braun is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague and the Central European University in Budapest.