Martin Hojsik has been actively involved in nature and animal protection for over 25 years. Since 2019, he serves as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Slovakia in the Renew Europe Group, working to avert the climate threat, protect environment, biodiversity and animals, with a specific focus on pollinators. Furthermore, he strives to regulate dangerous chemicals, including pesticides, and promote safe and wholesome food. and is involved in the . He is the European Parliament´s official contact point for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). He is an active MEP in three committees - ENVI (environment, public health and food safety), ITRE (industry, research and energy), BUDG (budget). In the ENVI committee, he is among others involved in the discussion over upcoming Soil Health Law, sustainable use of pesticides, risk assessment of chemicals vis-à -vis pollinators and access to justice in environmental matters. In the past, he served as a Program Director of the animal protection organization Four Paws, working in global corporate and public policy campaigns for Action Aid, Greenpeace International and communication campaigns for Greenpeace national offices. He studied genetics at the Comenius University in Bratislava.
Environmental risk assessment of pesticides: transitioning to a systems-based approach