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Meeting of the Board of the Polish Know How Foundation


The revived Board of the Polish Know How Foundation for International Development Cooperation met on 27 June, 2011. The key issues discussed during the meeting included restoring the Foundation's activity and the proposal to amend its Statute, which includes changing the name to "Foundation for International Solidarity".

The Board comprises the following members:

Marek Borowski, politician, Member of the Polish Sejm (terms 1-4 and 6), Marshall of the Sejm (2001-2004), Deputy PM and Minister of Finance (1993-1994).

Andrzej Marian Grzyb, Member of the European Parliament since 2009, Polish Peasant's Party politician, Member of the Polish Sejm (terms 1-6).

Paweł Kowal, historian, columnist, politician, Member of the Polish Sejm (terms 5-6), former Deputy Foreign Minister, Member of the European Parliament since 2009.

Jerzy Koźmiński, diplomatic and public official, former Polish Ambassador to the United States and Deputy Foreign Minister, Chairman of the Board of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation since 2000.

Henryka Krzywonos, social activist, member of the anti-communist opposition, signatory of the Gdańsk Agreement.

Marek Magierowski, journalist, deputy editor-in-chief of the "Rzeczpospolita" daily.

Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, social and political scientist, expert on East European matters, Permanent Representative of the Centre for Eastern Studies to Brussels, member of the Polish-Russian Group for Difficult Matters.

Jacek Protasiewicz, Member of the European Parliament since 2004, Civic Platform politician, Member of the Polish Sejm (term 4).

Jerzy Rejt, former Chair of the Association of Ukrainians in Poland, co-ordinator of the Study Tours to Poland Programme in the College of Eastern Europe.

Father Kazimierz Sowa, Roman Catholic priest, journalist and columnist, director of the Religia.tv channel.

Krzysztof Stanowski, educationalist, NGO leader, Chair of the Education for Democracy Foundation for many years, in 2007-2010 Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of National Education, currently Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for development co-operation.

Marcin Wojciechowski, journalist, documentary filmmaker, expert on Eastern issues, laureate of the Polish-Ukrainian Reconciliation Award (2010).

Henryk Wujec, social advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland, politicians, physicist, member of the anti-communist opposition, former Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Member of the Polish Sejm (terms 10, 1-3).

 

Minister Krzysztof Stanowski serves as the Council's Chair; Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, PhD was elected Vice-Chair.

The Polish Know-How Foundation - as a State Treasury foundation - was established in 2001 of the initiative of the President of the Republic of Poland. According to the current statute of the Foundation, its objectives include granting aid to countries undergoing transformation towards a free-market economy and private enterprise, as well as supporting their economic, social and political development. In the past, the Foundation has implemented a series of projects addressed, among others, to Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan. The Foundation ceased its activities several years ago, but it remains a legal entity.

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