Born in 1962. Ljubljana. Graduated from the political science department of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, 1987. M.Sc. in 1990 and PhD at the University of Ljubljana, 1998. A member of Slovenian Democratic Party. Dr. Zver served as advisor to the deputy prime minister Jože Pučnik and later to the minister of defence Janez Janša. Municipal Councillor in Ljubljana. Member of several executive bodies and twice Vice-President of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS). He was elected to be a member of the Slovenian National Council and National Assembly. Minister for Education and Sports, 2004-2008. During the Slovene presidency of EU in 2008 serving as President of the Council of European Union for Education, Youth and Culture and in 2009 was elected to the European Parliament. Member of Prague's Platform of European Memory and Conscience and a member of the Central Committee of Berlin's forum Dialog-Kultur-Europa. Actively involved in many activities of KAS and IRI. Author of several books. MEP since 2009.