Rafał Trzaskowski

Member of the Polish Parliament; former Polish Minister of Administration and Digitisation; former member of the European Parliament, Group of the European People’s Party

Rafał Trzaskowski is a member of Polish Parliament since 2015. He is a former Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014-2015) and former Polish Minister of Administration and Digitisation  in Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Cabinet (2013-2014). 

Between 2009 and 2013 he was a member of the European Parliament where he worked as EPP coordinator in the Constitutional Affairs Committee and as a substitute member in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. He was also a member of the Delegation for relations with the United States.

 After graduating from the Collège d’Europe and receiving a PhD in Political Science from the Institute of International Relations of Warsaw University, he worked as a senior research fellow in Natolin European Centre. 

In 2000-2001 he was advisor to the Secretary of the Committee for European Integration, working for the head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration. In 2004-2009 he was advisor to the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and to the Delegation of the Civic Platform to the European Parliament.