IWONA CIEĆWIERZ Expert on Cooperation with Local Governments

Expert of cooperation with local governments. For many years Iwona has been cooperating with an alumni network of the School for Leaders Foundation taking care of its subsequent development and providing educational programmes for local governments leaders. In 2010 Iwona began cooperation with the School for Leaders Foundation starting with the campaign “Your voice, your choice”. Then Iwona has been working on pro-attendance campaigns: at local elections “Kandyduj!” and “Radni, Radne są wśród nas!” (2010); a campaign encouraging women to run for parliamentary elections “Kobiety na wybory!” (2011); a campaign on behalf of Poles at local elections in Ireland “You are at home. Vote!” (2013,  2014). Co-author and coordinator of a School of Cities leaders. Each of the above programmes, except substantive knowledge, was marked by working with people at various levels, both with representatives of lower-level authorities and central authorities, as well as with influencers from non-governmental organizations, business and administration.

Iwona works also as a consultant to local governments e.g. conducting elections campaigns and planning elections strategies.

Iwona studied sociology and is an alumnus of the State Department of the USA – Leadership in Local Government 2015, a graduate of XXII the School for Leaders of Civil Society and the School of Mentors. Iwona has also been attending seminars of planetary urbanization of anthropology conducting by Biennale Warsaw and the Academy of the City and the Nation at National Chamber of Commerce. Iwona has created the Model of Communication in a commune between a local government – residents and the Model of Schools for Leaders of the medium cities. A member of Society Dialogue Commission at the National Chamber of Commerce.

At WiseEuropa Iwona works with local governments and supporting them in conducting communal consultations within planning commune expanse.