Filip Pazderski is a lawyer and sociologist after studies at University of Warsaw, he has also graduated from European Master’s Degree Program in Human Rights and Democratization (E.MA) in Venice. Currently at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences he is finishing his doctoral thesis on the collective memory and social integration of people from Warmia region living in Germany. Since 2010 he is a Policy Analyst and Project Manager in the Civil Society and Democracy Program of the Institute of Public Affairs in Poland, where he works on civic engagement, public participation, quality of democracy and civic education, being an author of numerous researches, expert opinions and publications on these subjects. Co-author of the Long-term policy on volunteering development in Poland prepared within Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. Since 2003 he is active in civil society building, as well as promotion of human rights and democratic standards while cooperating with several different NGOs in Poland and abroad. He is also one of the co-founders and since 2009 president of the Association for the Podlasie Land DRUMLA.
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