Mrs. Katalin Novák has been serving as Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary since 2014. As of September 2016 she is also State Secretary responsible for International Affairs.
Before her current positions she was the Head of the Minister’s Cabinet in the Ministry of Human Capacities, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2010-2012 and appointed Ministerial Commissioner for Francophone Affairs between 2013 – 2014. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics, with major in international relations, from the University of Budapest of Economic Sciences and Public Administration. She studied law at both the University of Szeged (Hungary) and the University Paris X-Nanterres (French and European Community Law School). She pursued EU studies at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP, Sciences-Po), as well as the University in Public Administration (ENA, France). She was Vice-President of the group of ambassadors called Friends of the Francophonie in Budapest. Currently she is the Vice – Chair of the Advisory Board of the Political Network for Values, Founding Member of the Hungarian – German Youth Organisation and Advisory Board Member of the German – Hungarian Youth Association. Mrs. Novák is the recipient of the Plaque of the French Chamber of Deputies, her work in and dedication to the support and protection of families has been acknowledged with the “Luchador por la Familia” Award given by the Associació Plataforma per la Família Catalunya.