Advising EU institutions & NGOs on strategy and best practices re. press relations, political messaging & communications. Coaching communications officers. Worked or currently working for: - Lionbridge - European Commission / DG COMM - European Emergency Number Association (EENA112) - Fire Safe Europe - Saper Vedere
Writing extended reports on EU-related affairs as well as other issues relevant to readers of Poland’s leading newspaper. Live video reporting when required.
Heading the international branch of the NGO (headquartered in Brussels), comprising over 1600 members & supporters (out of over 65.000 worldwide) and targeted at the international community. Acting as spokesperson, representing the organisation in international media, at debates, events and before EU institutions. Advising EU policy-makers, writing articles, policy papers and press releases. Creating & heading the communications strategy, developing "EU bubble" contacts network (esp. media).
Responsible for WFA's database/CRM and OLS platform, used by thousands of members globally. Analysing the functionality and efficiency of current IT and IM solutions to determine the best course for the future, considering the rapid expansion of the organization. Determining ways to improve end user experience, usability and satisfaction, as well as to streamline back office processes. Liaising with Members, directing and assigning them to appropriate Working Groups, work streams and newsletters. Aiding corporate and national association Members with technical and online services issues. Managing external partners and service providers. Ad-hoc IT, administrative, event and comms support.
Work on REACH consortia managed by the international law firm (now part of Dentons US LLP), legal research, meeting management.
Member of the Presidency task force, responsible for internships of national officials in the EU Council, events management as well as design and production of promotional materials.
Coordination of all the preparations for the Brussels part of the EU-China Economic Forum, held in the EP. Supervising a team spread across 4 offices. Management of the speakers, guests, agenda, logistics and all promotional / communication activities. Organization of a visit of a high-profile Chinese delegation including government officials (Governors, Mayors, Ambassadors) and top-level executives.
Managing the cabinet and 3 offices across Europe for an MEP. Supervising staff, advising the MEP, following and analysing policy development, drafting speeches, policy papers, articles, letters, reports, presentations etc. as well as attending meetings on his behalf. Managing the MEP's website, media relations and communication channels. Responding to constituent & media queries, research. Work on relations with China and security and defence issues. Organizing meetings and high-profile events like the 2009 EU-China conference on solving the global financial crisis. Liaising with other MEP offices, EP and EC officials and 3rd parties.
Assisting a Member of the European Parliament and daily management of his office. Policy work concerning mostly the Climate Package and various administrative duties.
Conducting research on the possibilities and legal framework of restructuring the division of the region.
Management of a small business importing IT hardware from the USA. Handling orders, customer enquiries, logistics, managing the supplier network and shipping to customers. Creating and maintaining a customer database for follow-up and servicing.
Assisting the EP Vice President, mostly in the Foreign Affairs and Security and Defense committees. Daily office management and administrative work.
Managing the party's election campaigns in subsequent parliamentary and local elections.
Compiling a report on the usage of pre-accession EU funds by local governments in Poland.
President of Students’ Union, Faculty Council member (each office held 2 terms)
Opinion piece on how European experiences can prepare the US for Donald Trump. Combined with 4 tweets and a website (www.LearnFromEurope.org) the full piece had a reach of over 2.5 million people after 1 week from publication.
Policy paper on the crisis of European identity, the European Commission's communication strategy and civil society movements.
Opinion piece on the EU's identity crisis and communications strategy.
Opinion piece on the occasion of the new Polish government's first 100 days in power.
Opinion piece on the political situation in Poland.
Opinion piece on the constitutional crisis in Poland
Events and campaigns
Regional Campaign Manager
Campaign Manager to the former President of Warsaw and Minister of Economy
Principal organizer - annual event commemorating the first democratic elections, with the participation of the President or the Republic and other high-ranking politicians.
Technical Campaign Manager, Mazovia Region
Volunteer/campaigner for the Office of the Committee of European Integration (UKIE)
▪ Organised 3 own campaigns, running twice for the national parliament and for the city council once ▪ Organised numerous meetings, conferences, conventions, press conferences and events for the Democratic Party while holding several offices during 4 years ▪ Warsaw University volunteer/campaigner in the first European elections in Poland, 2004 ▪ Numerous social campaigns organized as President of the Students’ Union
EU CONFIDENTIAL, National CONFIDENTIAL (both valid until 2021)
International relations and politics (especially with US and China), rock climbing, sushi, playing the piano, '60s-'70s sci-fi.
A & B category