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Ph.D. Pawel SAMECKI Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission, Brussels


1981 Graduated from the University of Lodz, seven years later Ph.D. in Economics (international economics relations)
1981-1991 Assistant, then Assistant Professor, Institute of Economics, University of Lodz
1991-1996 Director, Bureau for Foreign Assistance, Office of the Council of Ministers
1996-1997 Director, Department for Foreign Assistance, European Programmes and Funds, Office of the Committee for European Integration
1997-1998 Undersecretary of state, Ministry of Finance
1998-2002 Undersecretary of state, Office of the Committee for European Integration
1999-2000 Acting secretary, Committee for European Integration
2002-2003 Research project coordinator, Natolin European Centre, Warsaw
2003-2007 Director, International Department, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw
2004-2009 Member of the Management Board, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw
 since July 2009 Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission, Brussels


Member of the Board, European Fund for the Development of Polish Rural Areas, Warsaw, 1993-1994
Member of the Supervisory Board, Foundation for European Studies, Lodz, since 1993
Member, Advisory board, The International Journal of Technical Co-operation, Washington, 1995-1998
Chairman of the inter-ministerial Export Credit Guarantee Committee, 1997-1998
Vice-chairman of the supervisory board, Bank Pekao SA, Warsaw, 1997-1999
Member of the supervisory board, the Know-How Foundation, Warsaw, 2002-2004
Chairman of the Review Task Force of Bruegel (Brussels-based think tank), 2007-2008


Integration in Europe. Issues, Changes, Prospects, (ed.: A. MarszaBek, P. Samecki), University of Lodz, Publishing House, 1990
Foreign Economic Assistance, Policy Education Centre on Assistance to Transition, Warsaw, 1997
Some Remarks on Poland s Membership in the EU: the Qualities in Demand, in: Integration in an Expanding European Union: Reassessing the Fundamentals (ed.: Joseph H. H. Weiler, Iain Begg and John
Peterson), Oxford and Malden MA: Blackwell, 2003
EU Cohesion Policy: a Decline behind the Horizon? (co-authors: Marek W. Kozak, PaweB Opala), in: Regions of Central and Eastern Europe: Development Processes and Policy Challenges (ed.:) Grzegorz
Gorzelak, John Bachtler, Taylor & Francis (forthcoming)


3-month scholarship at the University of Cairo, Egypt, 1988
One year Joseph Conrad Fellowship (granted by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office) at the London School of Economics an Political Science (research on the theories of foreign aid), 1990