Jakub is former Polish Ambassador to the OECD (2014-2016) and Director of the Department of Foreign Policy Strategy at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2014). He is author of a book, several publications and articles on the EU, including social policy, migration policy and EU foreign and security policy. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, he was in charge of drafting “Polish Foreign Policy Priorities 2012-2016” and acted as a speechwriter for former Minister of Foreign Affairs Radek Sikorski. Jakub holds PhD in Arts of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism from the University of Warsaw.
Co-operation is key to crisis management – or so we hear from stakeholders, member states, and EU institutions. How do interinstitutional relations work in times of crisis management? Will the pandemic, or the subsequent economic downturn, change the internal structures and working methods of the EU – and if so, how? What is the forecast for the coming year and what does it mean for this Commission’s term from the perspective of the intra-EU relations? How does citizen participation fit into all of this? What will be the role of the Conference on the Future of Europe, and what is the current timeline of this long-awaited exercise?