Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the Council of the EU /between 1st April 2006 - 30th April 2020/
Senior Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the Council of the EU / since 1st May 2020- currently/ (since December 2017- seconded, however, to the Office of the Head of DG GIP/Cabinet).
He teaches at the College of Europe Bruges and Natolin (Warsaw) since the 1997-98 Academic Year.
He obtained a Doctorate degree, with summa cum laude, in Legal and Political Sciences from the ELTE University, Budapest (1991). He was Head of Unit in the Prime Minister Office of Hungary (1991-1992) and later on Director of different Hungarian Privatization Institutions (1992-1995). He was Legal Adviser to the EU Delegation, Budapest (1995-2001). He taught EU Law and legal transitology at several HU Universities (1991-2006). He was the co-founder and the Vice-President of the European Law Academy in Budapest (1999-2006) and also the co-founder of the European Law Journal in HU (2000). He is Member of the Budapest Bar Association (since 2001-). He was founding President of the Hungarian FIDE Association (2003-2006) and member of FIDE CD (2003-2023). He was Chief Legal Adviser to the EU Council Presidency (2011, seconded official in Budapest). He played a key-role in having and organizing the XXVII. FIDE Congress in Budapest in 2016. He was successful in an EU (EPSO) open competition for Head of Unit posts in 2005. Since 1997, he has been invited as key-note speaker/panelist/discussant/chair at more than 100 international conferences. He is specialist of the law on EU Structural and Investment Funds; EU external action law and practice; public international law; EU enlargement law and ENP; fundamental rights, better regulation and rule of law issues within EU institutional law and policy etc. He is the author, co-author, editor, co-editor of 15 books, and author of more than 110 academic articles. In 2020, he received the Robert Schuman Medal of Merit from the Council of the EU for the 20th anniversary of his service of European public administration.
His most recent publications: (i) J. Czuczai et alts (Eds): ‘Division of competences and regulatory powers between the EU and the Member States’, Congress proceedings of the XXVII. FIDE Congress, Vol. 3, Wolters-Kluwer, 2016, Budapest. (ii) J. Czuczai and alt. (Eds): ‘The EU as a global actor- Bridging legal theory and practice’, Brill-Nijhoff, Leiden-Boston, 2017 (and author of its Chapter VII.). (iii) J. Czuczai: ‘The Council- some historical and practical aspects to the Better Regulation agenda’ in “The EU Better Regulation Agenda: A Critical Assessment” (Eds: S. Garben and I. Govaere), Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2018, pp. 119-136. (iv) J. Czuczai: ‘The Rosneft case as a good example for smooth interaction between EU law and international law in the most recent jurisprudence of the CJEU’ in “Interface between EU Law and International Law- Contemporary reflections” (Eds: I. Govaere- S. Garben), Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019, pp. 307-319. (v) J Czuczai: ‘Article 8 TEU as a potential (still waiting) legal basis for "Privileged Partnership"-type agreements between the EU and its neighbors’, JURA, 2019 No.1, Pécs, pp. 37-51.; (vi) J Czuczai: ‘Disintegration and the EU migration crisis? -legal divergences, current legal challenges and those lying ahead’ in “Integration and disintegration in the EU legal order” (J-A. Kämmerer- M. Kotzur-J. Ziller), 2019 SIPE Volume, Baden-Baden, NOMOS, pp. 327-354.; (vii) J. Czuczai: ‘The long term implications for financial conditionality in the wake of judgments in Cases C-156/21 and C-157/21’ at the “Rule of Law Conditionality” Webinar of the EULawLive and the College of Europe, 24 February 2022 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjuLR1gn9TU (from 1:12:00); (viii) J Czuczai: ‘The efficiency of the available toolbox for the protection of the common values of the EU, with special regard to rule of law-An institutional perspective’, EuR Europarecht, NOMOS, Hamburg, 2023/1, 2022 SIPE Volume, (under publishing); (ix) J Czuczai: 'Teaching Europe- A commitment of 25 years in Brugge', 2024, Budapest-Brugge (under publishing).