Name: Michal Gill
Nominated for: CoCC (pending)
Born April 30, 1987 in Karviná, then Czechoslovakia, lives in Prague since 2018. He works as an assistant to the Pirate councillors, vice-chairman of the Sports Commission and a member of the Editorial Board of the Town Hall Newspaper at the Prague 3 District town hall. He currently serves as the chair of the Foreign Department of the Czech Pirates and was a member of the Pirate Parties International Board between 2018 and 2023. He is an active volleyball referee since 2011.
He is a member of the Czech Pirate Party since 2012; between March and December 2018 he was the chairman of the local association Karvinsko or in the period from February 2017 to February 2018 the coordinator of volunteers for the Moravian-Silesian region. He also held the post of vice-chairman of the regional association of the Moravian-Silesian Region or repeatedly served as a member of the Republic Council of the party. During the election campaign before the successful elections to the House of Representatives in 2017, in which the Pirates won twenty-two deputy seats, he was the chief of the election bus.
He graduated from the High School of Construction Engineering in Havířov and then got his BA majoring in History at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ostrava. There he also studied (but did not finish) the follow-up master’s teachers’ course in History and Geography for secondary schools. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in Public Administration and Regional Development at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the Czech University of Life Sciences.
In addition to his main job, between 2011 and 2017 he also worked as a director of the championship competitions of the Moravian-Silesian Regional Volleyball Association, he is an active referee of the Czech Volleyball Association and also worked as a statistician for several teams of the men’s extra league and a junior national team of the Czech Republic; for several years he also worked as a youth coach in VK Ostrava. Currently, he only plays volleyball for fun and is a referee. From the 2019/20 season you can meet him as a linesman in the men’s extra league and from the 2023/24 season as a referee in the men’s first league and all lower competitions.
In terms of languages, he has an excellent command of English and decent command of German and Polish. His main political interests are transport, education, the environment, copyright, transparency of local government and especially foreign policy and the European Union.