Our team

We are a group of social activists, educators and cultural animators. Our team has rich background in various NGOs and public institutions.

Katarzyna Klimowicz

Board President

The head of 4YOUth Foundation, she loves implementing innovations and putting progressive ideas into action. She spreads her enthusiasm and laughter all around.

PhD candidate (Philosophy of Politics Department, Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw) and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow. She graduated from international Philosophy Studies in English at the University of Warsaw and from the very beginning of her studies she connects her academic career with civic journalism and social activism. She loves travelling and she is keenly interested in politics, international relations, volunteering and youth projects. The experiences she appreciates the most in her life are: a number of theater workshops, two terms in the Youth Town Council of Milanówek (her hometown), student internship at the Academic Radio Kampus, work at the Italian YouNet Association and at the Community Centre "Surma" (Ochota Cultural Centre) as well as WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) in a Catalan cooperative MasFranch. She also collaborated with the founders of civic television Miasta w Komie (Cities in Mobiles), she went to many international volunteering workcamps in various parts of Europe with Service Civil International Organization, she took part in the Erasmus student exchange programme and Erasmus Placement in Bologna (Italy) and in Barcelona (Spain). The last but not the least, she coordinated a number of international and local projects. Moreover she is a passionate teacher of groups of students at the University of Warsaw and she enjoys participating in various public speaking events, such as international academic conferences and TEDx Talks in order to share experience and promote progressive ideas.

Maciej Klimowicz

Board Member

Web developer, designer and project manager in one. Great visionary, always ready for big challenges.

In the recent past he used to work for the central administration and other NGOs, responsible for big European and Internet projects. Currently works as a web developer and designer. He is enthusiastic about all networking initiatives in which he sees a remedy for the deficiencies of hierarchical structures. Graduated from Political Science faculty at Warsaw University, National School of Public Administration and postgraduate studies in Project Management at Warsaw School of Economics.

Magda Żarnawska

Local Projects Manager

Sociologist and trainer. Absolutely fascinated by the Forum Theatre Method.

She graduated from Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw. For two years she was a volunteer at the Academic Radio Kampus. She is a big enthusiast and practitioner of Forum Theatre Method. In recent years she collaborated with various NGOs, e.g. the Polish Humanitarian Action, Centre for Women’s Rights and ATD Poland.

In her free time she likes to travel, read books and watch sad movies. Iceland lover.

Miłosz Bałdyga

International Projects Manager

Juggler, trainer, entertainer. He loves to inspire and to get inspired by other people.

Pedagogy student, graduated from the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw (bachelor's degree in Business Economics). He spent one semester in Verona (Italy) on an abroad scholarship funded by the Erasmus programme. An enthusiast of travelling, music, percussion instruments and the art of the new circus. He conducts workshops on juggling, personal growth and soft skills for youth and adults in Poland as well as abroad – during international Erasmus+ projects, which he attends as a leader (since 2013) and a trainer (since 2015). So far he has taken part in nearly 30 youth exchanges, seminars and training courses abroad and since 2017 he is involved in writing Erasmus+ projects himself. He likes going out of his comfort zone and taking on new challenges. What brings him the feeling of fulfillment is solving problems in an unconventional way. Collaborates with 4YOUth Foundation since 2012 – initially as a participant of international youth exchanges, afterwards as a volunteer, and currently as an official team member. In the organisation he deals with the recruitment of participants for international projects, promotion of the Foundation’s activities as well as with building a partnership network all over Europe.

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