Management

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The goals of the Fund are set by the Council

The Council comprises between seven and nine members. It is composed of MPs and Senators, as well as experts in the filed of development cooperation.
Chairperson and members of the Council are appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Chairperson of the Council

The Council is chaired by the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for development cooperation.

President of the Supervisory Board

The President of the Supervisory Board is in charge of day-to-day activities of the Fund. The President is appointed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs in consultation with the Council, for a three-year term of office.

Reports

Every year the Fund presents a report on the implementation of development cooperation tasks to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Sejm (lower house of the Polish Parliament).

The Council

Paweł Jabłoński
Chairperson of the Solidarity Fund PL Council. Undersecretary of State for Economic and Development Cooperation, Africa and the Middle East, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

Barbara Bartuś
Politician; member of a local government; Member of the Sejm of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th term.

Władysław Teofil Bartoszewski
Manager, academic, historian, PhD in cultural anthropology; Member of the Sejm of the 9th term.

Piotr Babinetz
Politician, member of a local government, historian; Member of the Sejm of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th term.

Ryszard Czarnecki
Politician, historian, sports activist; Member of the Sejm of the 1st and 3rd term; Member of the European Parliament of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th term (Vice President in the years 2014-2018); deputy Minister of Culture in 1993, head of the Committee for European Integration in the years 1997-1998, and Minister – Member of the Council of Ministers in the years 1998-1999.

Marek Plura
Politician, psychotherapist, and social activist; Member of the Sejm of the 6th and 7th term; Member of the European Parliament of the 8th term; Member of the Senate of the 10th term.

Krzysztof Słoń
Public servant, member of a local government, social activist; Member of the Senate of the 8th, 9th, and 10th term.

Edward Siarka
Politician, member of a local government, teacher; Member of the Sejm of the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th term.

Ryszard Wilczyński
Politician, member of a local government, 2007-2015 Voivode of the Opole Voivodeship; Member of the Sejm of the 8th and 9th term.

President of the Supervisory Board

Rafał Dzięciołowski is a journalist and a political commentator specialised in Central and Eastern European affairs. He is a graduate in history and political sciences at the University of Warsaw. In the 1980s he joined the Independent Students’ Association (NZS) and the Federation of Fighting Youth (FMW), and distributed samizdat publications. Under Wiesław Walendziak’s, he worked at the Polish Television public broadcaster in the “Puls Dnia” (Pulse of the Day) editorial team. Since 1996 he has been supporting Polish diaspora in the East. For many years he served as the vice-president of the “Foundation Aid to Poles in the East”. He is a member of both the National Development Council of the President of Republic of Poland and the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Presidents of Poland and Ukraine. In December 2017 he has joined the Polish-Ukrainian Partnership Forum.
In his spare time he dedicates himself to photography, with a special focus on nature.