Curriculum Vitae


Born on 21 September 1952 in Rybnik (Poland), Jan Olbrycht is a Doctor of Sociology, lecturer, expert, politician and social activist. He chaired the Polish Delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in 1990-1998. From 2000-2004, he was a Member of the Management Board of the Assembly of European Regions and a Member of the National Council for Regional Policy.

In this current ninth term of the European Parliament (2019-2024), Jan Olbrycht is Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group and sits on the Budgets Committee and is a Substitute Member of the Regional Development Committee. In addition, he is the EPP Group Vice-Coordinator in the Budgets Committee and the European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

He is also a founder, Member and President of the URBAN Intergroup in the European Parliament. Moreover, he is a Member of the Delegation for relations with Canada and a Substitute Member of the Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Jan Olbrycht continues his role as Co-Chairman of the EPP Group’s Working Group on Intercultural and Religious Dialogue.

MEP since 2004.