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 and 2012, and was appointed Ministerial Commissioner for Francophone Affairs between 2013 and 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 and the University Paris X–Nanterre. She pursued EU studies at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, as well as the University in Public Administration (ENA, France). 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 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.