Miroslav Mikolášik, born in 1952 in Dolný Kubín, Slovakia, holds a postgraduate diploma in general medicine, anaesthesiology and reanimation.
He completed his studies at the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. During his political career, he was appointed Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Canada in 1999. In 2004, he was elected Member of the European Parliament, re-elected in 2009 and 2014. As a member of the Christian Democratic Party in Slovakia, which is a part of the European People’s Party, Mr Mikolášik sits in the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), Committee on Regional Development (REGI) and the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). He is also a Vice-President in the Euro-Latin Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat).
He is the founder and honorary president of the non-profit association Donum Vitae. In the periods of 1978-1990, 1992-1994 and 2002-2004 he was practising medicine. Dr. Mikolasik performed his research in the Institute of Medical Ethics and Bioethics in Bratislava where, as a true advocate for the human dignity, presented numerous lectures on the role of ethics in medicine.
Currently he serves as the Chairman of the EPP Working Group on Bioethics and Human Dignity in the European Parliament.