Experts - immigration

Malika Abdoulvakhabova

Malika Abdoulvakhabova

Chechnyan living in Poland. Vice-Deputy of the Board of the Rescue (Ocalenie) Foundation acting in a field of assistance for refugees and immigrants.

Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

PhD in Human Sciences in 1991 (Jagiellonian University). Nowadays the head of the Research Centre for Holocaust Studies at the Centre for European Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Co-chair of the contact group "Education for Tolerance" of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief of the OSCE. Main areas of interest: education to enhance tolerance, intercultural education and methodology of teaching about the Holocaust.

Toy Box

Young Czech street-artist and comics author. Her comics often deal with people who lack their voice in mainstream media - prostitutes, junkies, squatters, illegal immigrants. She studied interactive media and stage design and exhibited in various spaces, for example at Prague´s Biennale of Young Artists in 2010. She also creates and organizes her own theater performances. In 2010 she painted a large-scale graffiti comics on the wall of the Cross Club in Prague. She is a part of the Czech anarchist scene and lives in Prague.

Karolina Czerska

Karolina Czerska


PhD researcher at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her PhD research focus is on integration policies of (im)migrants in the EU countries, and specifically the issue of cultural and language testing of immigrants. She has a strong interest in the policies of multiculturalism (Canada & particular EU states), as well as national identity and citizenship. She finished her BA degree in International Relations in Calgary, Canada and went on to do a joint MA in Poland and Italy in the area of European Cultural Studies. She helps to coordinate an Erasmus Mundus Masters course, MA in Euroculture, which brings together 8 European universities and third-country students. She has studied and lived in Canada, France, Poland and Italy.


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.  

Awad Gabir

Awad Gabir

Immigrant from Sudan living in Poland. 

Marcin Galent

Sociologist and anthropologist; PhD from the Centre for European Studies of the Jagiellonian University, focused on immigration within the EU. He has taken part in a number of research projects focusing on the attitudes of the Poles towards European integration. His current interests include the reconstruction of national identity, citizenship, and the theory of multiculturalism. 1999 – 2000 He was assistant in Joint European Project done with European Commision, Philosophy Faculty on Jagiellonian University, UAM in Poznań, UMCS in Lublin, University of Granada (Spain) and University of Exeter (England). In 2004 he was a Member of University Association for Contemporary European Studies, UK. In 2002 – Mamber – founder of European Forum Association. In 2001 – Member of the Academy of Political Science in New York.  

Jakob Hurrle

Currently he coordinates the programme development of the organization and supervises the Diversity Management seminars. He became the executive director of the Multicultural Centre Prague in February 2007 and currently he coordinates the programme development of the organisation and supervises the Diversity Management seminars. He is also a member of the editorial board of Migration Online. Since 2002, a fellow at Humanity in Action and Polish country monitor for the European Roma Right Centre in Budapest . He obtained his MSC in Urban and Regional Planning at Berlin Technical University after study and research visits in Warsaw, New York and Slovakia. His thesis evaluated Roma-targeting development projects in rural Eastern Slovak communities. As a guest scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University New York, he also conducted research on the Polish-Jewish emigration of 1968. He is publisher of PLOTKI, a Czech-Polish-German student magazine since 2000. In the year 2000 he took Internship at the Department for Strategic City Development in Prague and in a NGO which lobbies against urban sprawl in Central and Eastern Europe. 

Dominika Kasprowicz

PhD (Degree) in Social Sciences, Associate Professor at the Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University, since October 2016 the director of the Villa Decius, Poland. Cultural manager and analyst the politics of CEE, author of numerous publication.Her research area includes political communication, populism and social innovations in politics. Recently co-authored volumes: Politics, Society and the Economy in Contemporary Poland. An Introduction, Warsaw 2016. Passionate about creatinve design thinking, early music and cross-country skiing

Toumas Tahbaz

Immigrant from Iran living in Poland.