Martin Hojsík

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Member of party
Progresívne Slovensko
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Field of expertise: Environmental policy, rule of law, civil liberties

Martin Hojsík is an activist and environmental expert. He studied genetics at the Faculty of Natural Science at Comenius University in Bratislava and has been an environmental and social movement activist since 1993, working for over two decades for Greenpeace, an international non-profit organization for environmental protection.

From 1995 to 2001, he studied genetics at the Faculty of Natural Science at Comenius University in Bratislava. He first engaged in politics in 2000 as a member of the Small Grants committee at Slovakia's Ministry of Environment. In 2002, he became a member of the Advisory Committee to the Environment Committee of Slovakia's Parliament.

In 2016, he joined the board of Progressive Slovakia, and he has been a member of the party since 2018. In 2019, he ran for the European Parliament as a coalition candidate of the non-parliamentary movement Progressive Slovakia (PS) and the party of Civic Democracy (SPOLU), being elected as an MEP.

In addition to his committee assignments in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), he is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.

In 2024, Hojsík was appointed one of the European Parliament's 12 Vice-Presidents for his parliamentary group Renew Europe. He is also a vice chairman of his member party Progressive Slovakia and their expert on environmental issues and sustainability.

In 2020, Hojsík appeared in the chart of American political opinion magazine Politico "20 MEPs to watch in 2020" and in the series of articles "Changemakers", where he was named as one of the main leaders of positive changes in the fight against pesticides.

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