Legal Adviser, Legal Service of the Council of the EU /since 1st April 2006 - /( currently seconded to the Office of the Head of DG GIP/Cabinet).

He is Professor 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 (ELA), Budapest (1999-2006) and also the co-founder of the European Law Journal of the ELA (2000). He is Member of the Budapest Bar Association (since 2001-). He was founding President of the Hungarian FIDE Association (2003-2006). He was Chief Legal Adviser to the HU Council Presidency (2011, seconded official). He played a key-role in having the XXVII. FIDE Congress in Budapest in 2016. He was successful in an EU (EPSO) open competition for Head of Unit posts (AD/12) in 2005. Since 1997, he has been invited as key-note speaker/panelist/discussant/chair at more than 70 international conferences. He is specialist of the law on EU Structural and Investment Funds, EU external action law, EU enlargement law and ENP, fundamental rights and of EU institutional law and policy etc.. He is member of ASIL, ESIL, SIPE, ELI, CLEER and FIDE (CD). He is the author, co-author, editor, co-editor of 15 books, and author of more than 100 academic articles.

His most recent publications: (i) J. Czuczai: The autonomy of the EU legal order and the law-making activities of international organizations- some examples regarding the Council most recent practice in "Yearbook of European Law (2012)", Oxford, OUP, pp. 452-472.; (ii) J. Czuczai: The role of the Presidency of the Council of the EU after Lisbon?- a legal appraisal, in 'Les dimensions internes et externes du droit européen à l'épreuve-Liber Amicorum P. Demaret' (Eds: I. Govaere- D. Hanf), P.I.E. Peter Lang, Berlin-Brussels, 2013, pp. 169-182. (iii) J. Czuczai: The powers of the Council concerning emergency of international terrorism after the judgment in Case C-130/10 Parliament v. Council in 'EU Management of Global Emergencies-Legal Framework for Combating Threats and Crises' (Eds: I. Govaere- S. Poli), Brill-Nijhoff, Leiden-Boston, 2014, pp. 97-110.; (iv) J. Czuczai: The respect for the principle of 'institutional balance' and its developing inter-institutional practice after Lisbon with special regard to the EP in 'Liber Amicorum in honour of J. Martonyi' (Ed: Nagy Csongor Istvàn), HVG Orac, Budapest, 2014, pp. 145-161.; (v) J. Czuczai: The development of a single counter-terrorism policy in the external action of the EU- The role of the Council-some legal aspects after Lisbon in 'External dimension of the EU counter-terrorism policy' (Eds: E. Herlin-Karnell- C. Matera), CLEER WP, 2014/2, pp. 47-60. (vi) 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. (vii) J. Czuczai - F. Naert (Eds): The EU as a global actor- Bridging legal theory and practice, Brill-Nijhoff, Leiden, 2017 (and author of its Chapter VII.). (viii) 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. Graben and I. Govaere), Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2018, pp. 119-136. (ix) 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. Graben), Hart Publishing Oxford, 2019 (forthcoming). (x) J Czuczai: Article 8 TEU as a potential (still waiting) legal basis for "Privileged Partnership"-type agreements  between the EU and its neighbours, 2019 (forthcoming).