Currently doing PhD at the University of Economics in Poznan; area of interest: Social Market Economy.
Since 2009, the coordinator acting on behalf of the Alliance of Organisations Network for Cooperation BARKA in Poland’s government-commissioned project: “Creating and Developing Service Standards for Assistance and Social Integration’ (“Communal Standards for Overcoming Homelessness”).
Professional Experience: working for a local government (2 years), working in the Social Integration Centre run by the Association of Barka School and Barka Foundation (director of the board’s office and coordinator in the project ‘Social Economy in Practice’ funded by the European Commission), member of the District Employment Council in Poznan, member of the advisory team for Social Economy to the Prime Minister of Poland, board member of Barka UK and Civil Institute for Monitoring and Recommendation; member of the Poznan Public Benefit Commission and the Council for Civic Dialogue at the Faculty of Social Affairs in Poznań City Council.
Experience in building of local partnerships, establishing and running social enterprises, obtaining external funding, advice and training for civic organizations and cooperatives.
Socio-Economic Development (including measurement), Social Economy, Social Capital and local partnerships.