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Jacek Purski


Jacek Purski is a journalist, political scientist, social activist and educator, Chairman of the Institute of Social Safety (Instytut Bezpieczenstwa Spolecznego). In 2017, he became a member of the International Organization of Social Innovators ASHOKA. He is a member of the Expert Pool of Radicalisation Awareness Network. As a consultant and expert, he cooperated with UEFA as part of the “RESPECT Diversity – Football Unites” Social Responsibility Program during EURO 2012 and FIFA at the World Cup in Germany 2006.

He has collaborated, among other institutions, with the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the General Police Headquarters and many voivodeship headquarters throughout Poland, the Central Police Investigation Bureau, the Internal Security Agency, the Office of the Capital City Warsaw (including: Center for Social Communication, Warsaw Center for Educational and Social Innovation and Training), the City of Wrocław (Wrocław Center for Social Development), the City Hall in Dąbrowa Górnicza and many educational institutions, sports clubs and civil society organisations in Poland and Europe.

At Institute of Social Safety he is responsible for developing and providing training to Police forces, teachers and school staff, local government officials as well as other companies and institutions. He has been involved in the training of local government officials in Dabrowa Gornicza as part of Poland’s first multi-agency local team responsible for the prevention and countering of radicalisation and violent extremism (as part of the CHAMPIONs project).

Updated February 2021