Paweł Świeboda

Paweł Świeboda is the head of institutional team at the European Political Strategy Centre.

He served as the EU Advisor to the President of Poland in the years 1996-2000. He then headed the Office for European Integration in the Chancellery of the President. In the years 2001-2006 he served as Director of the Department of the European Union in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was responsible for EU accession negotiations and subsequently institutional reform in the EU and negotiations on the Financial Perspective. Member of the Board of Directors of the Lisbon Council (Brussels), the Council of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Advisory Board of the European Policy Centre (Brussels), the European Steering Committee of Notre Europe (Paris), the Advisory Board of the Baltic Development Forum (Copenhagen) and the Global Agenda Council on Europe of the World Economic Forum. Paweł Świeboda served on the Aviva/Economist Intelligence Unit Future Prosperity Panel. He was a member of the Advisory Group which assisted the Polish government in its preparations for the EU presidency in 2011. In December 2010 he was appointed by the President of Poland to chair one of the four task forces in the Strategic Review of National Security. Until recently, he was President of Warsaw based demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy. He writes a weekly column on Polish-EU relations in "Gazeta Wyborcza", Poland's largest daily. Paweł is a graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of London.