Jan Olbrycht

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Jan Olbrycht

Jan Olbrycht (born 21 September 1952, in Rybnik) is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Silesian Voivodeship with the Civic Platform, 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.


  • 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
Ryszard Mazur
Mayor of Cieszyn
1990 – 1998
Succeeded by
Bogdan Ficek