Zoltán joined the ECF in 2021 as a Programme Manager for the Climate Planning and Laws Programme. Based in Brussels, he works on various EU governance topics, including the implementation of the European Climate Law, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), access to justice and the EU’s application of the Aarhus convention.
Zoltán is a Hungarian qualified lawyer with a strong commitment to protecting the public interest which he has been serving throughout his 15+ years career. Before joining the ECF, he has worked for the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) for nine years, an umbrella NGO advocating for better health in Europe. Besides dealing with the health impacts of air pollution, he has been following policies such as International Trade, the European Health Union, antimicrobial resistance, Roma integration and addictive substances such as tobacco or alcohol.
Prior to moving to Brussels in 2011, Zoltán worked on international and European affairs at the Ministry for Health of Hungary, including the 2011 Hungarian EU presidency period. Before that, he was a lawyer-linguist at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, as well as a clerk at Hungarian national courts in Budapest, in both civil and criminal matters.
Zoltán is fluent in English, French, German and native in Hungarian.
Zoltán is a happy father of four, young children. He is a bike traveller and in his spare time, he enjoys reading about Universal and Hungarian history. He used to play many roleplaying games and had several aquariums.
His favourite motivational quote: “The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.”~Marcus Aurelius