About us


The predominant idea behind the creation of the European Foundation for Cooperation and Science was the willingness to engage graduates of various majors from Cracow universities and encourage them to participate in societal undertakings by means of completing tasks that are in line with their fields of interest. The major achievements of the Foundation, that was established in 2018 by Artur Jach-Chrząszcz, include the co-organization of both national and international scientific conferences, as well as the realization of three Meet and Code scientific grants within the scope of the European Coding Week, promoting the idea of digital education amongst children and teenagers.

They were all strictly connected with the major goal of the European Foundation for Cooperation and Science, being the development of science among children, teenagers, graduate and postgraduate students. Due to this, in 2019, the Board of the EFCAS Foundation made a decision to sign an agreement to establish cooperation with scientific and research bodies supervised by the Pedagogical University of Cracow, namely: the Pro Universitatis Foundation and the Chair of Law, Administration, and Economy. The most important tasks the Board, together with the participants of the EFCAS Foundation, will attempt to achieve are as follows:

Activities for the development of science,
Activities supporting economic development, including the development of entrepreneurship,
Activities for European integration and development of contacts and cooperation between societies,
Activities in the field of social and charity help,

Cultural, sports and educational activities aimed at developing the potential of society and its integration,
Activities promoting the protection of human rights, freedoms and civil liberties, as well as the development of democracy and civil society,
Activities supporting the development of children and youth.


Management Board members


Dr. Artur Jach-Chrząszcz, PhD – President of the Foundation’s Management Board

A graduate of the Faculty of Political Sciences of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, as well as the Faculty of Pedagogics of the Ignatianum Academy. Doctor of Social Sciences in the fields of Political Sciences and Administration. He is an author of several scientific publications, as well as a multiple referent of national and international scientific conferences. His research interests include geopolitical studies, internal and external security issues, as well as international relationships. Furthermore, he is associated with the trade and services industry. A member of the Polish Political Sciences Society, Magyar Politikatudományi Társaság and International Association for Political Science Students.

artur.jach-chrzaszcz@efcas.org

Dr. Jarosław Indyk, PhD – Vice-President of the Foundation’s Management Board

A graduate of the Faculty of Political Sciences of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, as well as the Faculty of Pedagogics of the Ignatianum Academy. Doctor of Social Sciences in the fields of Political Sciences and Administration. Specficially connected with the field of real estates and finances. In his research, he has been focusing on the policy of security and economy in the context of international relations. The author of numerous scientific publications, as well as a speaker during various national and international scientific conferences.

jaroslaw.indyk@efcas.org

Daniel Gołda, MA – Vice-President of the Foundation’s Management Board

A lawyer specializing in sports law, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. A member of the Social Dialogue Committee of the European Club Association (ECA), as well as a member of the Professional Football Committee in the Polish Football Association. He is also a Chairman of the Regulations and Legal Committee of the Football Association of Malopolska. A participant of the first Polish edition of the “UEFA Certificate in Football Management” training program.

daniel.golda@efcas.org

Advisory Committetee


Karina Ciuła, BA – Secretary and the Member of the Board of the Foundation

A graduate of the Faculty of Pedagogy of the Ignatianum Academy in Cracow. As she is in the process of completing her postgraduate studies at Cracow University of Economics, she has been combining education with professional work. She is connected within financial and banking sectors. Aside from the engagement in societal undertakings, she is remarkably focused on science and activities oriented towards entrepreneurship development. Her research-related undertakings are as follows: public administration sectors, finances and accounting, digital banking, as well as monetary and fiscal policies.

karina.ciula@efcas.org

Michał Buczek, M.D. – Member of the Board of the Foundation

Doctor of Medicine undergoing a vascular surgery specialization course, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of Collegium Medicum of Jagiellonian University. An employee of the General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Angiology, and Phlebology of the Upper-Silesian Medical Centre in Katowice. A regular attendant and supervisor of medicine-oriented scientific conferences. A lecturer and a research assistant at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice.

michal.buczek@efcas.org

Gabriela Geleta-Gołda, MA – Member of the Board of the Foundation

A lawyer and graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Professionally connected with the legal consulting sector, especially in the field of e-commerce, personal data protection and corporate law. She has always been involved in social and charitable activities, for instance in ‘Dobrze że jesteś’ Foundation, the Student Government of the Jagiellonian University and the Faculty of Law and Administration.

gabriela.geleta-golda@efcas.org

Łukasz Grzywa, Eng. – Member of the Board of the Foundation

A graduate of the Faculty of Environmental Engineering of the Cracow University of Technology. He is professionally connected within the construction industry. Mister Łukasz has been completing a large-scale project for one of leaders in the fire ventilation industry and specializes in the designing of systems that aim to ensure full safety of people during a fire. The participant of numerous industry-specific training sessions and conferences, as well as research projects strictly connected with safety.

lukasz.grzywa@efcas.org

Gabriela Gancarz, MA - Member of the Board of the Foundation

A graduate of International Relations in Management and a master’s degree at Cracow University of Economics. An active member of the scientific club during studies. Interest in international collaboration and project management is successfully combined in professional work as project coordinator in one of oil and gas company.

gabriela.gancarz@efcas.org

Paweł Musiał, MA – Member of the Board of the Foundation

Lawyer, mediator, and graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of Jagiellonian University. The participant of a course organized by the Association of Notaries of the Republic of Poland in association with the Partners Poland Foundation. Mister Paweł has also cooperated with the Court Watch Poland Foundation. He is the author of an insightful paper on legal expense insurances as seen through the prism of Polish economic and societal contexts.

pawel.musial@efcas.org

Paulina Sacha, MA - Member of the Board of the Foundation

A graduate of the Faculty of Political Sciences of the Pedagogical University of Cracow and at the present time – a doctoral student researching the topic of Political Sciences further. For several years, she has been engaged in marketing and widely understood Public Relations-oriented undertakings. She has been broadening her professional experience by cooperating with companies operating in the sector of innovative technologies. She has been hosting lectures on marketing and online communication. Furthermore, she is the author of the first research and report on Digital Out of Home (DOOH) advertising in Poland. Her major fields of interest are advertisement-related communication, psychology of marketing and advertisements, as well as the creation of brand image by means of growth hacking techniques.

paulina.sacha@efcas.org

Márk Sima, BA - Member of the Board of the Foundation

A history graduate of the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, with a specialization in the history of the Visegrad Group countries. Currently an MA student at the Central Europe Studies on ELTE. His main focus subject is the development of nationalism and national identity in Central Europe. Member of the Polish Geopolitical Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Geopolityczne) and during studies of the I. Tóth Zoltán Kör (Student Scientific Circle). Publicist, blogger, interested in Poland and Lithuania.

mark.sima@efcas.org

Zuzanna Wilczyńska – Member of the Board of the Foundation

A student of Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities (MISH) at the Jagiellonian University. Editor of the scientific journal “Artes”, publicist of the Magyazyn web portal, polyglot. Her main scientific interests are cultural linguistics, philosophy of language, cultural anthropology and language learning.

zuzanna.wilczynska@efcas.org

Foundation’s Programme Board


Paweł Ostachowski, MA – Chairman of the Foundation’s Programme Board

A scientific and administrative employee of the Chair of Law, Administration, and Economy at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, as well as an associate of a small financial company. Mister Paweł graduated with honors from his postgraduate studies in history, political sciences, international relations, and administration at the Pedagogical University of Cracow. He was the laureate of best master’s thesis competitions and his dissertations were defended at the Chair of Political Sciences (2013), as well as at the Chair of Law, Administration, and Economy of the Pedagogical University of Cracow (2017). He completed his doctoral studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the Pedagogical University of Cracow in the field of political sciences (2019). He has been the co-organizer and originator of a number of scientific conferences and seminars with international reach. Mister Paweł was the originator of the concept of opening the Security and Cross-border Cooperation Research Center. He also became the member of its Programme Board and is the member of the Lesser Poland Regional Committee of the Security and Defense Knowledge Competition. He is a statistical editor of the international scientific journal entitled "European Journal of Economics and Development". Mister Paweł is also the author of numerous articles in monographs and scientific magazines. In his research, he focuses on the issues that are specifically connected with the history and evolution of local self-governments, administration, public policies, ecology-related security, as well as on the matter of financial management in the public sector on both the national and international level.

pawel.ostachowski@efcas.org

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