The NFI-CCSD team consists of passionate people who are experts in their fields.
Our goal is to support organisations and individuals working in the non-governmental sector. We treat our work as a service to building a strong civil society in Poland.

Wojciech Kaczmarczyk

Director of the National Freedom Institute – Centre for Civil Society Development

University teacher, voluntary sector researcher, former secretary of state at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and representative of the government in matters regarding civil society and equal treatment.

He graduated from the Electrotechnical Faculty at the Kielce University of Technology.
He was a lecturer, vice-rector and university coordinator of the Erasmus programme at the University of Public Administration in Kielce.

In January 2016, Wojciech Kaczmarczyk was appointed to the position of government representative for civil society and government representative for equal treatment with the rank of Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Next, he became the director of the newly created Department of Civil Society Development in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

As an expert of the European Commission, he assessed projects in educational and civic programmes. He was an expert in the Scholarship and Training Fund. He also performed this role in the programmes: Citizens for Democracy implemented under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, the Norwegian Financial Mechanism in 2009-2015, and the Citizens’ Initiative Fund in 2012-2015. Kaczmarczyk also worked as a Program Officer at the Foundation for the Development of the Education System.

He has been cooperating with non-governmental organisations for over 20 years.

Piotr Krygiel

Deputy Director of the National Freedom Institute – Centre for Civil Society Development

A graduate of the University of Warsaw in the field of Political Sciences, NGO management course at the Western University, and an intern of the United Way of London and Middlesex foundation in Canada.

Project manager and social activist with over 12 years of experience working in the voluntary sector.
In the years 2005-2010, he was active in the “Citizens in the East” programme supporting NGOs in Belarus and Ukraine. He cooperated with the School of Leaders Association and the Sobieski Institute.

In 2016, Krygiel was deputy director of the Civil Society Department in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

He is interested in civic movements, public diplomacy, soft power and the affairs of the Polish community in the East.

Weronika Najda

Deputy Director of the National Freedom Institute – Centre for Civil Society Development

A graduate of sociology at the University of Warsaw.

From 2007, she gained professional experience in the UK in the voluntary sector and local government – she managed projects concerning citizen involvement in decision-making processes in housing and the regeneration of urban areas.
In the years 2012-2016, she was an advisor for public consultations in a government project for the expansion of the British ultra-fast rail system.
In the years 2016 -2018, Najda was the deputy director and director of the Civil Society Department in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

She is currently undergoing her doctoral studies, dealing with the subject of political socialization and the standards of citizenship of young Poles.

Marta Bondel

Chief specialist in HR management

A graduate of the University of Warsaw and of post-graduate studies in the field of employer branding at the Koźmiński University.

For over a decade, she has been professionally involved in government administration, where she started her career path from evaluation and promotion in the European Social Fund programmes. For 6 years she has been involved in human resources management, actively working to create a friendly work environment. At NFI-CCSD, she is responsible for the implementation of the institution’s HR management policy.

In her free time, she learns Turkish, travels. Her journeys are also connected with music – from classical to electronic.

Stefan Kołucki

CIF Office Manager

A social politician and a graduate of the Institute of Social Policy at the University of Warsaw.

In 2016-2017, Director of the Senior Policy Department in the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy. Earlier, from 2012, Kołucki was employed at the Department of Public Benefit of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy. He is scientifically involved in the issues of social security, civil society, and social policy related to the elderly and long-term care. A longtime member of non-governmental organisations implementing social projects, including projects for the elderly. At NFI-CCSD, he is responsible for supervision over the implementation of the Civic Initiatives Fund Programme. In his spare time, he is a long-distance and cross-country runner, a dog lover, and a fan of martial arts and computer games.

Martyna Leciak

Head of the Office of Public Benefit Organisation

A graduate of the University of Warsaw.

Martyna Leciak worked at the Warsaw City Council, where she was involved in cooperation with non-governmental organisations and social participation, including consultations with residents. She participated in the work of two terms of the Warsaw Public Benefit Works Council, the editorial team of Warsaw Strategy 2030 and the participatory budget team in the Bemowo District of Warsaw.

Leciak is currently responsible for the functioning of public benefit organisation.

She loves cycling and believes that there is no bad weather, only inappropriate outfit 😉

Dariusz Pietrowski

Head of the Solidarity Corps Office


A graduate of the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw (1992) and the Postgraduate Studies of the Management of Local Government Institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations at the University of Warsaw (1994).

He has been associated with the voluntary sector since 1993, when together with the team of the Volunteer Centre in Warsaw he co-created the concept and development strategy for the Centre, which was a unique initiative in Poland at the time. In the years 1995-1997, he initiated the establishment of the Network of Volunteer Centres in Poland, and then supported their creation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

A member of the Volunteer Centre Association in Warsaw. Manager of the Volunteer Centre during the Special Olympics European Summer Games in Warsaw in 2010. Co-author of programmes engaging volunteers in various environments. Participated in work on the Act on Public Benefit and Volunteer Work and its amendment (2001-2003).

At NFI-CCSD, he is responsible for the implementation of the Solidarity Corps programme.


Mateusz Werpachowski

Head of the Office of Programmes for Supporting Civil Society Development

A philosophy graduate and a project manager.

For over 15 years, Mateusz Werpachowski has been associated with a non-governmental infrastructure organisation as the president of the board. He has managed research and analytical projects in the civic sector as well as local and regional development. He has also been involved in strategic planning and building cross-sectoral and international partnerships.

As Head of the Office of Programmes for Supporting Civil Society Development, he is responsible for:

·        The Civil Society Organisations Development Programme for 2018-2030 CSODP;

·        The Government Scouting Organisation Development Support Programme for 2018-2030;

·        The Development of People’s Universities Support Programme for 2019-2030.

Mateusz Werpachowski comes from the Cieszyn Silesia region. He plays the classical guitar and 3×3 basketball.

Jan Zujewicz

Head of the Communication and Promotion Office

A graduate of Social Policy and Economics at the University of Economics in Poznań.

Jan Zujewicz is in love with Poznań – a true social worker from an early age. He made his first steps in the student council in primary school. He has been involved in scouting for 9 years. Zujewicz was a ZHR instructor, and the team leader of 6 PDH “Siklawa”.

In 2008, he became a member of the Mayor of Poznan’s Youth Consulting Council. Three years later, he became a councillor of the Old Town, and held this position until 2015. At that time, he also coordinated the programme “City of Citizens. Development of Housing Councils in Poznan” implemented by the Altum Foundation. In December 2015, he moved to Warsaw to become a member of the cabinet of Minister Paweł Szałamacha. He also held this position in the political office of Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Next, he was responsible for the public communication of Caritas Poland.

At NFI-CCSD, he is responsible for internal and external communication, including relations with the media.

He is an avid cyclist, and enjoys team sports, music and singing.

Podmiot udostępniający: Narodowy Instytut Wolności - Centrum Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Obywatelskiego
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