- Creating and coordinating the organisation's outreach & communication strategy; - Representing the organisation & acting as an expert/panelist at international conferences, summits & events related to strategic communications (StratCom), democracy and disinformation; - Building partnerships, creating funding opportunities & networking with experts and relevant organisations, incl. EU institutions, national governments and international bodies; - Counter-disinformation project management; - Occasional recruitment.
Co-designing/executing comprehensive, innovative public affairs campaigns in the EU bubble (awarded two 2017 European Public Affairs Awards, for Best EP Lobbying & Best NGO Campaign); Consulting on press relations & communications, esp. through social media; Activating institutional support, especially within the European Parliament and Commission; Advising on company development & client acquisition; Managing the company's on-line presence; Launching an international NGO focused on fighting disinformation and fake news.
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 (campaigns: #EUempowers, European Year of Cultural Heritage) - European Emergency Number Association - EENA112 (#MakeEUsafe campaign) - Fire Safe Europe (#EUCanBeFireSafe campaign) - Saper Vedere (#DisinfoLab and others)
Accredited journalist at the European institutions. Writing extended reports on EU-related affairs as well as other issues relevant to readers of Poland’s leading newspaper. Providing content for Poland's leading news website Gazeta.pl. Occasional live video reporting.
Heading the EU office of the Warsaw'based NGO with its 1600+ European members & supporters (out of over 65.000 worldwide) and all communications targeted at the EU bubble & 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 CRM and on-line 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. Event and communications 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.
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 communications, events, social & political campaigns and election campaigns in subsequent parliamentary and local elections.
Researching & reporting 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)
Op-ed on recent changes in the Polish electoral code for the 2019 European elections.
Opinion piece on the European Commission's actions towards countering disinformation.
Updated compilation of earlier works with introduction.
Opinion piece on how Facebook's new News Feed algorithm could boost fake news, co-authored with Alexandre Alaphilippe.
Interview with fmr President & Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Wałęsa
Reprint of the Authoritarian Regime Survival Guide with an introduction by Kali Holloway.
Opinion piece on Polish attitudes towards the first semi-free elections in 1989.
Opinion piece on possible scenarios for Europe following the election of Donald J. Trump.
Analysis of Twitter disinformation & fake news during the French presidential campaign.
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