Lublin
25 - 26 September 2017
Lublin Conference Center

<h4>Natalia Gmurkowska</h4><span>President of the Poland-East Cooperation Center, an expert of the European Centre for Innovation</span>
Co-author and producer of the international cooperation programs with a thematic scope: development of the society and civic participation, modern management methods in public administration, local media, cross-sectoral partnerships local and business.
Her research interests are associated with the Eastern Partnership countries. Co-author of scientific articles of the eastern topics in domestic and foreign publications.
Board Advisor of Lublin NGOs Forum, fundraiser / EFA international certificate, an expert rating Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy programs, Civic Initiatives Fund and Social Activation of the Elderly.
<h4>Ph.D. Łukasz Jasina</h4><span>Analyst in Polish Institute of International Affairs, historian, publicist, commentator</span>
Ph.D. in Film Studies (Polish Academy of Sciences). Graduated from Law Studies, History and Journalist Studies at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Fellowship in Harvard Ukrainian Institute and Toronto Univesrity. He was Head of the Eastern branch and publicist in internet weekly "kultura Liberalna and assistant professor at John Paul Ii Catholic University of Lublin and Head of International Department in Polish History Museum. Łukasz Jasina is an author of few hundred publications.
<h4>Anna Jastrzebska</h4><span>Head of International Projects Section at Lublin City Office</span>
Co-author and coordinator of Polish-Ukrainian projects on public administration, consultant of the implementation of Quality Management System for Ukrainian local governments, PN-EN ISO 9001:2000 internal auditor, co-author of "Polish-Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Polish glossary for public administration"; creator and editor of a publication entitled "Systemic solutions for Lublin and Ukrainian cities regarding modern local government".
Currently works at Lublin City Office as the head of the international projects section. More of a practicioner than a theoretician of project management, local authorities' collaboration of Poland and Ukraine, which results more from passion than duty. Trainer on financing international partner programmes in the field of local government, culture, and civil dimension, as well as on preparation of project applications for local territorial authorities in Poland and Ukraine. Initiator and co-creator of Polish-Ukrainian NGOs and local government partnerships.
<h4>Krzysztof Łątka</h4><span>Director of the Non-investment Projects Department of Lublin City Office</span>
Master in Management and Marketing at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. Starting from 1996 for 10 years he was working as a Lublin journalist. Since 2006 he is working in Lublin City Office, previously as the Secretary of the City and currently as the director of Non-Investment Projects` Department responsible for gaining and settling external funds, mostly European, for non-infrastructure projects.
He specializes in projects of cross-border and territorial cooperation, particularly with partners from the Eastern Partnership countries. President of the Programme Council of the Centre for Eastern Competences and member of the Programme Council of the Programme "Together with Ukraine". Lecturer at higher education institutions in Lublin. Permanent expert of several non-governmental organisations. Author and co-author of many development strategies of local government units and enterprises.
<h4>Tomasz Małecki</h4><span>President of the Board of Lublin Science and Technology Park JSC</span>
MBA graduate of Kozmiński University in Warsaw and the University of Life Science in Lublin. Menotr and jury in startup contests such as Infoshare 2015 and 2016, and Wolves Summit. Manager of Innova-Invest VC – 20 investments amounting 10,2 mln PLN. Manager of acceleration projects: Startup Platform CONNECT, LbN#BiznesStart and Lublin Create, co-author of B+R Inno Brocker cooperation project and propagator of Lean Startup method.
<h4>Mateusz Małyska</h4><span>President of Sempre a Frente Foundation</span>
Political scientist and career counselor. He is a graduate of the PAFW Leadership Program and the International Leadership Exchange of the US Department of State. Member of the Social Innovation Fellowship (US State Department). He has been a consultant in the Youth in Action and Erasmus + programs since 2011. In addition, he is the chief editor of lublin.ngo.pl portal and interpersonal skills trainer.
<h4>Paweł Prokop</h4><span>president of the Programme Council and Foundation of Managerial Initiatives</span>
Author of cross-border cooperation programmes (including those with partners from Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan).
Advisor to the Mayor of Lublin on cross-border cooperation and social participation. Head of the Programme Council of the Centre for Eastern Competences.
Auditor of Quality Management Systems. Trainer and consultant, specialist in the field of organizational coaching and development of strategies for public, non-governmental and commercial institutions.
<h4>Mykola Riabchuk</h4><span>literary critic, essayist and publicist</span>
Born in 1953 in Lutsk, Ukrainian literary critic, essayist and publicist, poet, interpreter of, inter alia, Polish classics. Associate in Centre for European Studies of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and co-founder of an opinion-forming Kiev monthly “Critique”. For many years collaborates with Lublin journal “Kultura Enter”. He was relegated from the university for publishing his poems in Skrynia almanac. Currently he is a lecturer and visiting professor at American universities. Laureate of Polish-Ukrainian Reconciliation Award.
<h4>Ph.D.  Julita Agnieszka Rybczyńska </h4><span>Lawyer and political scientist</span>
Affiliated with Political Science Faculty of Marie Curie Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin since 1990ties she currently teaches as a lecturer within their International Relations Department. She also spent time as a research fellow and visiting professor in various higher education institutions in Europe and the US including Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Rutgers University; Nuffield College at Oxford University, and University of Reykjavik. Her research and writing focuses on institutional and legal aspects of democratic transformations, with the special focus on human rights, national minorities rights, local government, civic society and non-profit sector in Central and Eastern Europe. Author and editor of many academic publications.
Mrs. Rybczyńska combines research and teaching with policy and development work. She has worked as a consultant and expert with various local and national public policy bodies, non-profit organizations and intergovernmental organizations including Foundation in Support of Local Democracy (FRDL), Human Rights Helsinki Foundation, OSCE-ODHIR, US-Ukraine Foundation, Management Initiatives Foundation (FIM). She currently serves on the Board of Center for Eastern Competencies, think tank promoting effective and sustainable development cooperation and stimulating dialogue between local and regional authorities in the countries of EU and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
<h4>Ph.D. Mariusz Sagan</h4><span>Director of the Strategy and Investor Services Department at Lublin City Office, plenipotentiary of the Mayor of Lublin for the special economic zone</span>
Co-author of Lublin Strategy 2020 setting directions of development of the biggest city of Eastern Poland. Initiator of Study in Lublin programme, Lublin IT Upland, and Lublin Medicine – Medical & Wellness and Life Science clusters. (all activities held in Lublin).
Expert and practician in the field of entrepreneurship and strategic management, including city strategies and foreign investment. Simultaneously, since 2009, works in the Collegium of Business Administration at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Author and co-author of more than 100 publications on regional and city development, international business, and business management, including numerous articles in American and British journals such as Cross Cultural Management, Managing Service Quality, Marketing Education Review, Chinese Management Studies, and more. Visited dozens of countries (China, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Portugal, etc.) where he presented results of his work during conferences and lectures. Member of Global Advisory Board at Center for Leadership and Management at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey.
<h4>Ph.D. Oleksandr Sofiy</h4><span>Head of the analytical programme of NGO EuropeanDialogue</span>
Author of analytical studies in local government: The Institutions of Starostwo in Ukraine and Sołectwo in Poland: A Comparative Analysis; Executive Administration of Viable Communities: The Polish Experience; Analysis of Local Communities Support Policy as Part of Regional Development Policy in Lviv Region; Cross-border Cooperation of Lviv Region in the Context of Restructuring of State Regional Development Policy.
<h4>Sławomir Sosnowski</h4><span>Marshal of Lubelskie Voivodeship</span>
Polish politician, regional civil servant. He graduated Lublin Agricultural Academy (currently University of Life Sciences in Lublin). He also completed post-graduate studies in Management and Entrepreneurship at the State School of Higher Vocational Education in Biala Podlaska, and Education Management at the Baltic Higher School of Humanities in Koszalin. He has long a experience in working as a teacher and a pedagogue. In years 1999-2003 he served as principal of the Complex of Agricultural Schools in Wola Osowińska, a then in years 2003-2006 as chief education officer in Lublin. He is a member of the Polish People’s Party and a member of Lubelskie Sejmik (regional parliament) serving the fourth term now. From August 2005 till December 2006 he was a member of Lubelskie Voivodeship Executive Board. He was appointed Vice-Marshal of Lubelskie Voivodeship in January 2008, while since June 2014 he served as Marshal of Lubelskie Voivodeship. He joined the EU Committee of the Regions in 2015.
Born in Radzyń Podlaski in 1957. Married. Four children.
<h4>Krzysztof Stanowski</h4><span>Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland</span>
Co-founder and leader of non-governmental organizations. Author of training programmes and publications about civil education, activity of non-governmental organizations and development cooperation. During martial law, a member of the regional authorities of the underground Solidarność, a political prisoner. Co-founder of independent scouting in Poland, first leader of the Scouting Association of the Republic of Poland. Long-term President of the Education for Democracy Foundation and of Solidarity Fund PL. Co-founder of the Civic Committee for Solidarity with Ukraine. Member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy (2000-2007) and authorities of the Zagranica Group. In the years 2007−2011, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of National Education and then Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Author of Development Cooperation Act.
<h4>Aleksandra Zińczuk</h4><span>An explorer of oral history</span>
An explorer of oral history and intangible multinational heritage especially of the ethnic borderland. She leads field expeditions as well as social and artistic initiatives supporting Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation.
<h4>Ph.D. Krzysztof Żuk</h4><span>Mayor of the City of Lublin</span>
Born in 1957 in Krasnystaw, Lubelskie Voivodeship. He holds the title of Doctor of Philosophy in Economic Studies. Researcher and teacher at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin. Since 1996 he was the Head of Ministry of Treasury Delegation to Lublin coordinating implementation of EU support programmes for municipal enterprises, and collaborated with Gdansk Institute for Market Economics on research projects regarding restructuration and privatisation of communal economy. In 2005 he became a member of the Commission for Economics and Management in Lublin branch of Polish Academy of Science and joined Ministerial Trial Commission for cases of violation of public finance discipline. He participated in works of Consultancy Council for Development Strategy for Lubelskie Voivideship. In years 2007-2009, he served as Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Treasure.
While serving as Councilor of Świdnik City Council in years 1990-1996 and Deputy Mayor of the City of Lublin in years 2006-2007, he gained experience in local government. He finished a number of courses and training, including on structural funds management, internal control project management, corporate restructuring, strategic management in administration.

Lublin

Projekt "Lublin i Rzeszów – współpraca i wykorzystanie szans rozwojowych" współfinansowany przez Europejski Fundusz Rozwoju Regionalnego
w ramach Programu Operacyjnego Rozwój Polski Wschodniej

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