Martin Mycielski

Martin has received a master’s degree in diplomacy and foreign relations from Camilo José Cela University in Madrid and has studied English Philology, Iberian Culture and Management at Warsaw University. Professionally, Martin has worked in the Polish MFA and EU institutions, as well as an American law firm and pro-European NGOs. He also founded the international Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD International) and launched the EU DisinfoLab, the first European NGO committed strictly to countering disinformation. Having lived in Brussels since 2008, he served for 2 years as the Brussels correspondent for the leading Polish daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza. Within the Foundation, Martin oversees our Brussels office as well as manages public affairs and communications.

Privately, Martin is an avid political commentator, writing for publications such as EU Observer, Politico Europe, EurActiv, and The Next Web, commenting occasionally on current events on TV stations such as Al Jazeera and TVN. He is the author of the “Survival Guide to Authoritarianism”, which served as the basis for a 15-part web series, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Polish Women’s Strike. He is also a rock climber, skier and classic sci-fi fan.