Meet Katarzyna Kowalczewska
Katarzyna Kowalczewska graduated from Wageningen University (Environmental Sciences) and Warsaw Agricultural University (Interfaculty Studies on Environmental Protection).
She worked at the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development being involved in analyses of the reforms of the CAP (rural development, direct payments, cross compliance) and changes in agricultural sector due to various EU policies and global challenges. She was seconded to the European Commission, DG for Climate Action where she was responsible for actions related to mainstreaming climate objectives in the EU’s rural development programmes. She was also giving support for communicating to Member States and stakeholders and contents of the Commission’s proposal on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) and LIFE climate action sub-programme.
She has an interest in research on relations between science and non-science, knowledge production systems and new role of science in policy making in the fields of nature conservation, climate change and agriculture.
She speaks Polish (native), English and German, learns Dutch and French.