Ivan Jakovčić

Personal data:

  • Born in Poreč on 15 November 1957
  • Married, 3 children
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, and English


  • 1980-Graduated from the Foreign Trade Faculty at the University of Zagreb
  • Elementary and high school completed in Poreč

Professional and political experience:

  • In 2005 was elected temporary President of the Adriatic Euroregion
  • Since 2001, President of the Istrian Region
  • From January 2000 - June 2001, Minister of European Integrations in the Government of the Republic of Croatia
  • 1992, 1995, and 2000, elected as a representative of the House of Commons of the Croatian Parliament
  • 1993, 1997, and 2001, elected as a councilor of the Assembly of the Istrian Region
  • Since 1997, vice-president of the Assembly of European Regions - AER, from 1995-1997, member of the political committee of the AER, and from 1994, member of the General Assembly of the AER
  • From 1993-1997, president of the committee for interregional collaboration and the relations with emigrants of the Istrian Region
  • From 1992-1995, member of the Committee for Foreign Relations of the Croatian Parliament
  • Since 1991 to the present, president of the party Istarski demokratski sabor - Dieta Democratica Istriana (IDS-DDI)
  • Since 1987, entrepreneur in Austria, since 1989, entrepreneur in Croatia
  • From 1981-1986, employed in the company Pazinka Pazin, export and marketing department
  • Participated in numerous international conferences in the area of democracy, human and minority rights, regionalism, environmental protection, freedom of the media, and economy

Special interests

  • Renowned sommelier
  • Renowned golfer