2022/06: Polish Council Members

ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over 300 Members – politicians, decision makers, thinkers and business people from the EU’s member states and candidate countries – which meets once a year as a full body. Through geographical and thematic task forces, members provide ECFR staff with advice and feedback on policy ideas and help with ECFR’s activities within their own countries.


The Council is chaired by Carl Bildt, Lykke Friis and Norbert Röttgen.

Polish members of ECFR Council:

  • Marek Belka – Member of the European Parliament, former Prime Minister and head of the National Bank of Poland
  • Edwin Bendyk –President of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation; writer and journalist, Polityka
  • Mikołaj Dowgielewicz – European Investment Bank Representative to the EU institutions and Head of Brussels office
  • Danuta Hübner – Member of the European Parliament; former European Commissioner
  • Ewa Łabno-Falęcka – Head of Corporate Communication and External Affairs, Mercedes-Benz Polska
  • Henryka Mościcka-Dendys – Ambassador of Poland to Denmark 
  • Andrzej Olechowski – former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz – Head of Strategie 2050, former ambassador of Poland to Russia
  • Marek Prawda – Diplomat and Head of Polish European Commission Representation 
  • Adam D. Rotfeld – former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Patrycja Sasnal –Head of the Research Office, Polish Institute of International Affairs
  • Piotr Serafin – Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Council
  • Radosław Sikorski – Member of the European Parliament, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Speaker at National Parliament
  • Wawrzyniec Smoczyński –Founder of Polityka Insight
  • Aleksander Smolar – Former President of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation
  • Paweł Świeboda – CEO, EBRAINS, Human Brain Project
  • Rafał Trzaskowski – Mayor of Warsaw; former Secretary of State for European Affairs
  • Karolina Wigura – Head of the political section, Kultura Liberalna