Irena Dawid-Olczyk

Irena Dawid-Olczykis a cultural studies scholar, trainer, and negotiator.  She is also a Human rights activist. She co-founded the La Strada Foundation against Human Trafficking and Slavery (1995), and she coordinated the National Intervention and Consultation Centre for Victims of Human Trafficking (2009). She is the author of innovative training programs. She is the winner of the RPO Paweł Włodkowic Award.

In her free time, she reads.

Michael Daxner

Michael Daxner

Professor of sociology and president emeritus of the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Since 2003 he has served on an advisory mission to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the principal international officer for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for the Provisional Self-Government in Kosovo, and in 2002 became special counselor to the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) office in Belgrade. He first started working with UNMIK as head of the Department of Education and Science while he was an international administrator of the University of Prishtina. He served as a German delegate to the Council of Europe Committee on Higher Education and Research in 1994 and on the board of the European University Association from 1998 to 2001.

Bénédicte de Brouwer

Bénédicte de Brouwer

Convinced that if you want to go far, you need to go together, she dedicated her work to European and international cultural collaborations. As head of Culture at the Belgian Creative Europe Desk, she advised cultural and creative actors on the EU funding opportunities and on designing effective cooperation projects. She also worked at the Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR as Sr Advisor in cultural cooperation and diplomacy. She is currently coordinating the European project United Fashion at MAD – Brussels platform for Fashion and Design. She regularly gives workshops on European perspectives and programmes for Culture.

Katarzyna Dendys-Kosecka

Katarzyna Dendys-Kosecka - actress, singer, culture manager. A graduate of the Vocal and Acting School of Danuta Baduszkowa in Gdynia, pedagogy at the University of Silesia and postgraduate studies in the field of culture manager at the University of Economics in Katowice. Organizational director of the International Theater Festival Without Borders in Cieszyn and Český Těąín. Professionally associated with the Banialuka Puppet Theater in Bielsko-Biała. She made guest appearances at the Musical Theater in Gdynia, the Musical Theater in Lublin, the Dramatic Theater in Koszalin and the Polish Theater in Bielsko-Biała. Piaf's original recital devoted to the work and life of the French singer has been presented at many festivals, theater stages and in prestigious cultural centers.

Jean-Pierre Deru

Jean-Pierre Deru holds a PhD in Law from the University of Louvain, Belgium (U.C.L). He was teaching at the Faculté Ouverte de Politique Economique et Sociale at the U.C.L. Director of the Association Marcel Hicter pour la Démocratie Culturelle, director of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management which trained more than 570 cultural operators from all over Europe and beyond in cultural cooperation projects management, and member of various European cultural networks; among others Oracle, the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC) and the European House for Culture.

Tomasz Dettloff

Tomasz Dettloff

Director and scriptwriter. Lecturing at Institute of Audiovisual Arts at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Graduated in film studies and cinema direction. The author of many documentaries, television theatre plays, television features and screenplays. Awarded in many international film festivals. 

Paweł Dobrowolski

Professor of Collegium Civitas. Consul at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh 1990-95, Vice Director  of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office 1995-2000, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Canada 2000-2004, Director of Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Office 2006. Graduated from history at  the Warsaw University. Author of books devoted to history of medieval Europe.  

Danuta Dobrzyńska-Schimmer

Works in two areas: management and communication. She leads the New Europe 100 project supported by Res Publica Foundation, Google and Financial Times. The New Europe 100 list published each year is about individuals from the CEE region who are changing the world and improving people's lives with ideas that scale up in the digital world. NE100 seeks and brings together personalities whose actions drive them and societies to a better future. Previously Danuta has been working as a journalist - anchor of the main tv news programs, editor-in-chief of the Foreign news desk in Polish Public Television and reporter. She leads media trainings for students, managers, PR specialists.

Olga Dorokhina

Graduated from Georgian Polytechnic Institute, has a diploma with honors of engineer-electro-energetic. After 10 years work in Georgian Railway Department she started activities with Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Georgian National Committee (hCa GNC). Since May 2000 program manager of hCa GNC. From 2002 - program manager of the South Caucasus Institute for Regional Security (SCIRS).  Since 2003 she coordinates the work of Caucasus Center for Transborder Cooperation (under SCIRS). She is an author and co-author of more then 30 projects accomplished in Georgia as well as at the international level, number of articles and researches on the following issues - border management, transfrontier cooperation, migration, intercommunity dialog.  

Vít Dostál

Deputy Director of the Association for International Affairs (AMO) Research Center. He pursues his PhD in European Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University in Brno. He holds also MA in European Studies and BA in European Studies and International Relations from the Masaryk University. He completed study stay at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw and internships at the Czech Embassy in Poland and the South Moravian Region Representation to the EU. He has been cooperating with AMO since 2006. He covers the Polish internal and foreign policy, Central-European cooperation and Czech foreign and European policy.