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dr Jacek Kucharczyk

dr Jacek Kucharczyk

President of the Executive Board

isp@isp.org.pl
phone: (48 22) 5564261
Dr Jacek Kucharczyk is President of the Institute of Public Affairs, one of Poland’s leading think tanks. He received PhD in sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He studied at the Graduate School for Social Research in Warsaw, Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York, the University of Kent at Canterbury (MA in philosophy) and Warsaw University (MA in English studies). In the 1980s he was active in independent student movement and clandestine publishing. Dr Kucharczyk has been a co-founder and board member of a number of international NGOs, including Prague Center for Civil Society and the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) in Brussels.  He also serves on Advisory Board of the Scholarship Program at Open Society Foundations. In 2008-20015 he was Advisory Board member of OSF Think Tank Fund. In 2009-2015 he was a board member of the National School of Public Administration in Warsaw. He has authored and edited articles, reports, policy briefs and books on European integration, democratic governance, democracy assistance and populism. Dr Kucharczyk regularly comments on current domestic and European affairs and political developments for Polish and international media.
 


Languages: Polish, English, Russian

 
Expertise:
  • Polish political scene
  • Social attitudes towards politics affairs
  • EU integration
  • Democracy assistance
  • EU policies on democracy and human rights
  • Populism in Central and Eastern Europe
  • European Neighbourhood Policy
  • Polish Foreign Policy
  • Anti-corruption
  • Think tanks in CEE
  Publications:

Books:
  • Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself? (co-author), Demos 2017
  • Jacek Kucharczyk, Grigorij Meseznikov (eds.) Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States` Reactions to the Russian-Ukraine Conflict, Heinrich Boll Stiftung 2015
  • Ukrainians look to the west, (coauthor) Institute of Public Affairs 2015
  • Close together or far apart? Poles, Germans and Russians on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, (coauthor), Institute of Public Affairs 2015
  • Citizens and elections. Active Citizen Forum (editor), Institute of Public Affairs 2014
  • Nothing about us without us. Citizen participation of Poles in Great Britain (editor), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2013 
  • Poland - Ukraine, Polish-Ukrainians. A look across the border (co-author), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2013 
  • European Parliament. Public confidence and ignorance (co-author), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2013
  • Poles' opinions on selected aspects of the relations between the state - Church in the public space, (editor), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2013
  • Side by side. How Poles and Lithuanians see one another. Summary (co-author), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2013
  • Politics and everyday life. The German perspective on Poland and Russia (co-author), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2013 
  • Next to each other. Mutual perception of Poles and Lithuanians (co-author), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2013
  • Melchior Szczepanik, Jacek Kucharczyk (ed.), Not only foreign policy. Polish Members of the Seventh European Parliament. Midterm Report, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2011, (PL, ENG)
  • Jacek Kucharczyk, Ewelina Kuźmicz (ed.), Raising the Retirement Age in Poland and Germany. Needs analysis and recommendations, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2011 (PL)
  • Jacek Kucharczyk (ed.) Who’s Watching the Watchmen? Responsible Journalism in Democratic Poland, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2011 (PL)
  • Jacek Kucharczyk, Jarosław Zbieranek (ed.) Democracy in Poland 1989-2009.Challenges for the future, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2010
  • Jacek Kucharczyk, Agnieszka Łada (ed.) Towards a European Demos? Polish 2009 European Parliament Elections in Comparative Perspective, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2010 (PL, ENG)
  • J. Kucharczyk, A. Łada (ed.), Towards a European Demos? Polish 2009 European Parliament election in comparative Perspective, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2010 [pl]
  • J. Kucharczyk, J. Zbieranek (ed.), Democracy in Poland 1989-2009. Challenges for the future,Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2010 [en]
  • Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, Jacek Kucharczyk(eds.) „Democracy in Poland 2007-2009”,  Institute of Public Affairs 2009 [pl]
  • L. Kolarska-Bobinska, J. Kucharczyk, J. Zbieranek (eds.), Democracy in Poland 2005-2007, IPA, Warsaw 2005, [pl, en]
  • L. Kolarska-Bobinska, J. Kucharczyk, J. Zbieranek (eds.), Active Citizen, Modern Electoral System, Warszawa 2005, [pl].
  •   L. Kolarska-Bobinska, J. Kucharczyk, P. M.  Kaczyński (eds.), Bridges Across the Atlantic? Attitudes of Poles, Czechs and Slovaks Towards the United States, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2005 [pl,en]
  • M. Fałkowski, J. Kucharczyk (eds.),Citizens of Europe. The European Integration in the Poli]sh public life,  Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2005 [pl].
  • J. Kucharczyk (ed.),Europe-America. Transatlantic Dimensions of the Reforms of the European Union,  Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2002 [pl]
  • L. Kolarska-Bobińska (ed.)Polish Eurodebate (co-author), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 1999  [pl
Selected articles and book chapters:
  • Jacek Kucharczyk (ed.) Transatlantic relations after the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Institute of Public Affairs 2016
  • Close together or far apart? Poles, Germans and Russians on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, (coauthor), Institute of Public Affairs 2015
  • Church-State Relations in the Third Republic(co-author), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2013
  •   „Poland: Walking the Tightrope of a Post-Lisbon Presidency” (with Agnieszka Łada), May 2011, http://www.boell.eu,
  •  „The Polish Elections and Beyond”, October 2011, http://www.boell.eu,
  •  “Great Expectations - Can Polish Presidency deliver?”, Government Gazette Europe, May 2011
  •   “Poland” in Jan Techau & Alexander Skiba (ed.), Transatlantic Relations 2009. European Expectations for the Post-Bush Era, European Policy Institutes Network, EPIN, Brussels 2008
  •  Case Study: “Poland” (with Olga Wysocka) in Grigorij Meseznikov, Olga Gyarfasova and Daniel Smilov (ed.) Populist Politics and Liberal Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, IVO, Bratislava 2008
  •  “Die öffentliche Meinung in Polen zur europäischen Integration”, www.polen-analysen.de, July 200
  •  “Poland After the 2005 Elections: Domestic Dicontent or EU Backlash?” (with Joanna Fomina) in Democracy and Populism in Central Europe: The Visegrad Elections and Their Aftermath, IVO, Bratislava 2007
  • “Assisting Democratic Transition in Belarus: Lessons from pre-1989 Poland”, in Joerg Forbring David Marples, Pavol Demes (ed.) Prospects for Democracy in Belarus, German Marshall Fund of US, 2006
  •   “Poland-EU relations in the eyes of Polish society,” in Krzysztof Malinowski, Markus Milderberger (eds.) Difficult dialogue. Polish-German community of interests in integrated Europe, the Western Institute, Poznan 2001
  • “Class-Club Europe. The Examination of Socio-Political conditions for a Eurosceptic backlash in Poland”, in: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Political Studies Association, Manchester 2001
  •   Polens Weg nach Europa in den Augen der polnishen Offentlichkeit”, in: Transit 20, IWM, Vienna 2000
Policy Papers & Research Reports:
 
  •  Relations between the Church and State in the III Republic of Poland,coauthor, Institute of Public Affairs, 2013
  •  Side by side. How Poles and Lithuanians see one another, Institute of Public Affairs 2013
  •   EuropeanEndowment for Democracy - the success of the Polish Presidency? (with A. Łada, A. Fuksiewicz) „Analyses & Opinions”, 127a, Institute of Public Affairs, December2012
    o   “People – history – politics. Russian perceptions of Poland and Germany”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2012 (PL, ENG)
  •   “Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum & how to improve it” , Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2011
  •     “European Partnership for Volunteering – an opportunity for the Polish EU-Council Presidency?”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2011 (PL, ENG)
  •   “Strengthening EU Democracy Support as a Task for the Polish Presidency – lessons learnt and challenges ahead”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2011
  •   “A new beginning? Democracy support in EU external relations under the Lisbon Treaty”, PASOS, Prague 2010
  •   The new transatlantic agenda – a view from Poland,  Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2009
  •   “Partners in Eastern Promise: A chance for Polish-Czech co-operation”, PASOS/IPA, Prague 2009
  •   “Poland Reacts to New Missile Defense Strategy”, Center for European Policy, 2009
  •   ”U.S.-Central Europe Relations in the Age of Obama”, Report no. 22, Center for European Policy Analysis, Washington, July 2009
  •  “Learning from the experience of West-European think tanks: a study in think tank management” (with Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz), Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2007
  •    “Monitoring the Financing of Polish Presidential Elections”, IPA & Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw 2006 (PL)
  •  “Electronic Administration – New Instruments for Corruption Prevention”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2006 (PL)
  •  “Social Perception of the Results of Poland’s EU Membership”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2006
  • “The Future of The EU Constitutional Treaty – Strategy for Poland”, IPA and Polish Institute for International Affairs PISM, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2006
  • “State of Integrity – proposals for a new anti-corruption strategy”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2005 (PL)
  •  Polish Catholic Clergy and EU integration”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2003
  •  “2002 Parliamentary Elections and Poland’s integration with the EU”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 2001 (PL)
  • “The Abduction of Europe. European Integration in Polish Political Debates 1997 – 1998”, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw 1999
  
 
Reports for government and international institutions:
  •   “European Endowment for Democracy. What added value?”, for Polish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Warsaw 2011 (PL)
  •   “Polish Policy towards Ukraine”, for Polish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2011 (PL)
  •  “European Partnership for Volunteering: proposal for awareness raising campaign on voluteering within the framework of the Polish EU, for Polish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (PL)
  •   “Polish presidency in the Council of the European Union: cooperation of the public administration with the non-governmental sector”, IPA for Polish Foreign Ministry, Warsaw, 2009 (PL)
  • “Civic Participation in Europe, background paper for the Forum on the Future of Democracy of the Council of Europe”, for Polish Foreign Ministry, 2005 (PL)
  • Jacek Kucharczyk, Piotr Maciej Kaczyński, „Komisja Monitoringu Demokracji w Europie”, for the Senate of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw, 2005 (www.isp.org.pl)
  • “En Enlarged Europe Policy. Evaluation for the Dutch Policy Concerning the Accession of Central European Countries to the EU 1997-2003”, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2005
  • How to ratify the European Constitutional treaty in Poland? (with Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, Mateusz Fałkowski, Beata Roguska), for Polish Foreign Ministry, 2004
 
 
 
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