Jacek Kucharczyk, President of the Executive Board at the Institute of Public Affairs was appointed by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to the Council of the National School of Public Administration.– I consider this nomination as an act of recognition for the professionalism and research expertise of the Institute of Public Affairs as well as openness of the public administration to the co-operation with such think-tanks as ISP – Jacek Kucharczyk said.
The Council consists of members of the Polish government and representatives of central government bodies. The Council is KSAP’s applying, advisory and opinion-giving body. It is authorized to determine the rules and principles of its own organisation and functioning.
Dr Jacek Kucharczyk is a sociologist. Board member of the European Partnership for Democracy (EDP) in Brussels. One of the founders and board member of Policy Association for PASOS Open Society, an association of think-tanks from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In the 1980s he was active in the underground opposition student and publishing movement. Author and editor of numerous policy briefs, articles, reports and books on democratic governance, foreign policy, EU integration and transatlantic relations.
His publications include: “Bridges Across the Atlantic”, “Learning from the experience of Western European think tanks”, “Democracy in Poland 2005-2007”, “Democracy in Poland – 2007-2009”, „ “Populist Politics and Liberal Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe”, „Learning from the experience of the West-European think-tanks”, “Democracy and Populism in Central Europe: The Visegrad Elections and Their Aftermath” „Democracy's New Champions. European Democracy Assistance after EU Enlargement”. Frequently comments on current domestic and European affairs and political developments for printed and electronic media, both Polish and international.