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Wojciech Kaczmarczyk
Wojciech Kaczmarczyk
Director of the National Freedom Institute - Centre for Civil Society Development

Director of the NFI-CCSD and Secretary of the Public Benefit Committee from 2017. In 2016, the Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Government Plenipotentiary for Civil Society and Equal Treatment, then the Director of the Civil Society Department at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. In 2012-2015, in the PiS (Law and Justice party) Program Council, prepared the concept of the programme to support the civil society together with prof P. Gliński.


Before joining public administration, Wojciech Kaczmarczyk for over 20 years dealt with the issues of civil society, working in non-governmental organizations and implementing civic projects. In 1999-2011 he managed international cooperation at the Higher School of Public Administration in Kielce. Since 2007 an assessor in educational and civil society programmes, for the European Commission, in the FIO Programme, Erasmus Programme and Norwegian Funds among others. He also dealt with the subject of civil society from the research point of view. Graduated the Faculty of Electrotechnology and Automation at the Kielce University of Technology in 1989, completed postgraduate studies in behaviour management in organizations at Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna and doctoral studies in social sciences at the Academy of L. Koźmiński.

Michał Rulski
Michał Rulski
Deputy Director of the National Freedom Institute - Centre for Civil Society Development

Graduate of political science and European studies at the University of Łódź, academic lecturer, journalist and social activist. In 2016, at the Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz, defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Soft power of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty”, obtaining the title of Doctor of Social Sciences. Professionally associated with the University of Łódź and the University of Humanities and Economics in Łódź.


He was a commentator and journalist for local news portals and the regional branch of Polish Television. Involved in a number of local and national civil initiatives. In 2020, he was the deputy director of the Civil Society Department at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.


His main interests include soft power, public diplomacy and cultural diplomacy, and the theory of international relations.

Przemysław Jaśkiewicz
Przemysław Jaśkiewicz
Deputy Director of the National Freedom Institute - Centre for Civil Society Development

A graduate of History Faculty at the Catholic University of Lublin. He gained managerial experience at Radio Puls in Lublin, of which he was a co-founder and vice-president, as well as in a training company where he held the position of administrative director for 23 years.


At the same time, he was involved in the activities of non-governmental organizations (NZS, the Independence Foundation, BKS Lublin, the “Three Dots” Association and others), which implemented various projects, ranging from local to international.


In 2016, he was decorated by Jan Józef Kasprzyk, head of the Office for Veterans and Victims of Oppression, with the “Pro Patria” medal. In February 2017, he became the president of the Union of Associations Confederation of Non-Governmental Initiatives of the Republic of Poland (KIPR). Currently, KIPR comprises over 60 organizations in Poland. Today the Union is a significant representative of non-governmental organizations in Poland and abroad.


From 2016, he was a member of the Public Benefit Council of the 5th and 6th term of office, and in 2019 he was an NFI expert in the field of CIF and CSODP programmes. During the period of 2017-2020 he was a member of the Steering and Monitoring Committee of the Civil Initiatives Fund for 2014-2020. From 2021, he was an expert of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, giving opinions on offers for the implementation of a public task related to helping the Polish diaspora and Poles abroad.


He published articles on,, and in the quarterly Kwarta. He loves Lublin, his interests are history, photography and videography. He is married and has two sons.



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