Jan Olbrycht

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Jan Olbrycht
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Member of the European Parliament
for Silesia
Assumed office
20 July 2004
1st Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship
In office
1 January 1999 – 26 November 2002
Preceded byInaugural holder
Succeeded byMichał Czarski
Personal details
Born (1952-09-22) 22 September 1952 (age 67)
Rybnik, Poland
Political partyCivic Platform (2004–present)
Other political
Solidarity Electoral Action (1997–2001)
Social Movement (2002–2004)
Alma materJagiellonian University

Jan Marian Olbrycht (born 21 September 1952, in Rybnik) is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Silesian Voivodeship with the Civic Platform party. Olbrycht sits as part of the European People's Party and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Regional Development.

Olbrycht is a substitute for the Committee on Transport and Tourism, substitute for the Delegation to the EU-Bulgaria Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Olbrycht was previously the first Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship between 1999 and 2002


  • 1984: Doctor of Sociology, Jagiellonian University
  • Lecturer


  • 2002-2004: Chairman of the Policy Council of the Social Movement
  • since 2004: Member of the National Council of the Citizens' Platform
  • 1990-1998: Mayor and member of the town council in Cieszyn
  • 1998-2004: Regional Councillor of the Silesian Voivodeship
  • 1998-2002: Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship
  • 1995-2001: Vice-Chairman of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions
  • 2000-2004: Member of the Organisation of the Assembly of European Regions (ARE)
  • 2004: Member of the World Council of United Cities and Local Governments
  • 2000-2004: Member of the National Council for Regional Policy
  • since 2003: Member of the Committee for National Spatial Planning, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)


  • Knight's Cross of the Order of Poland Reborn

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Political offices
Preceded by
Inaugural holder
Marshal of Silesia
1999 – 2002
Succeeded by
Michał Czarski
Preceded by
Ryszard Mazur
Mayor of Cieszyn
1990 – 1998
Succeeded by
Bogdan Ficek