Council for Competitiveness and Economic Growth
The Council provides a knowledge base to the Government, especially in decision-making on conceptual issues concerning competitiveness and economic growth including but not limited to new sectors of cultural and creative industries and digital economy. Their aim is to achieve effective interrelation and coordination of government departments, national attitudes and strategies. While performing its tasks the Council cooperates with central administrative authorities and institutions involved in the issue of competitiveness, well-functioning public administration and macroeconomic strategies.
The new advisory body was formed from the original Council for Competitiveness and Information Society that divided into two separate councils – Government Council for Information Society and Government Council for Competitiveness and Economic Growth. The division was made with the view of more efficient management of both councils.
The chairman of the Council is Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister of Science, Research and Innovations, the deputy chairmen are Jan Mládek, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and Kateřina Valachová, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports.
Committees of the Council for Competitiveness and Economic Growth
- Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Cooperatives Committee
- Investment Committee
- Technical Education Committee
- Research, Development and Innovations Committee
- Digital Economy and Cultural and Creative Industries Committee