Piotr Nowina-Konopka, PhD

Dr Piotr Nowina-Konopka

Doctor of economic sciences, graduated from the Higher School of Economics in Sopot and University of Gdansk, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Foreign Trade (1978-1989), lecturer at the Institute of Theology in Gdansk (1988-1989)

  • Chairman of the Founders (2014) and President of the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation (2004-2006), cofounder of the Foundation (1991)
  • Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Poland to the Apostolic See and the Order of Malta (2013)
  • Director of the European Parliament Liaison Office with US Congress, Washington DC (2009-2012)
  • Director of Relations with the EU National Parliaments in the European Parliament, Brussels, Strasbourg (2006-2009)
  • Chief Expert of International EU Advisory Program for the Parliament of Georgia, Warsaw-Tbilisi (2005-2006)
  • Vice Rector of the College of Europe, Bruges-Natolin (1999-2004)
  • Vice Chairman of the Euro-Atlantic Association (1999-2003)
  • Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Deputy Plenipotentiary for Negotiations of the Republic of Polish membership in the European Union (1998-99)
  • Secretary of State in the Office of the Committee for European Integration (1998)
  • State Minister in the Office of the President of Poland (1989-1990)
  • Deputy of Parliament in the I, II, and III cadency and member of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs (1991-2001), Chairman, then Vice-Chairman of the Parliament Committee on Europe Agreement (1991-1997) and the Parliamentary Joint Committee of Polish Republic and the European Union (1992-1997)
  • Co-founder and general secretary of the Catholic Intelligentsia Club in Gdansk (1980-1983), associate and spokesman for Chairman of the "Solidarity" Lech Walesa (1982-1989), a spokesman for the Solidarity side at the "Round Table" (1989)
  • Author of numerous publications in Polish and foreign newspapers