Our team

Europe, a Patient is a registered association under the Polish law and legal name Stowarzyszenie Pacjent Europa with a seat in Warsaw, Poland.



Mateusz Piotrowski


Political scientist (MA, Warsaw) and theologian (PhD, Nottingham). Co-founder of Folkowisko Borderland Culture Association and the Polish Humanities Crisis Committee. Programme Advisor to Global Catholic Climate Movement Poland. Co-creator of Labour Market: User’s Guide programme at TransferHUB Social Innovations Incubator.

Marta Olesik

Board Member

Philosopher, works at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Author of the books “The Bourgeois on Mount Moriah” and “Square Pierced by a Spear”.

Aleksander Temkin

Board Member

Social activist, philosopher. Founder (in 2013) and chairman of the social movement and association Polish Humanities Crisis Committee. Co-founder of the coalition Patient Europe. He writes about the concept of responsibility in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novels.

Krzysztof Mroczkowski

Board Member

Economist, historian, professional manager with experience in fintech, banking, manufacturing, constructions, business consulting and policy consulting. Contributing editor at Nowy Obywatel magazine.



Zofia Sajdek


Editor at the Jagiellonian University Press, social activist, philosopher. Member of a Polish left-wing political party Razem (Together) and of association Polish Humanities Crisis Committee. Feminist, vegan, Christian.

Maciej Grodzicki


Economist, researcher at the Jagiellonian University, board member of the Polish Economic Network. Studies economic development and globalization in the field of evolutionary and environmental economics. Co-author of the manifesto of economic research community “Regeneration instead of the shield!”

Małgorzata Gasperowicz


Developmental biologist (PhD, University of Freiburg) and researcher at the University of Calgary in Canada. Member of European Platform of Women Scientists.

Jan Zygmuntowski


Economist, lecturer at Kozminski University in Management and AI in Digital Society. Co-president of the Polish Network of Economics and Program Director at CoopTech Hub. Co-founder and 2015-2020 Chairman of the Board at Instrat think-tank. Fellow of G20 Global Solutions and the British Council and Møller Institute. Author of “Network Capitalism” (“Kapitalizm Sieci”).

Bartosz Rydliński


Holds Ph.D. in political science, co-founder of the Ignacy Daszyński Center, a Polish social democratic think tank which is part of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS). Assistant professor at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, member of the Polish Teachers’ Union.

Mateusz Leźnicki


Lawyer with DeBenedetti Majewski Szcześniak since 2014, formerly an inhouse lawyer at the Polish Parliament, the Office of the Ombudsman and law firms. Lecturer at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw and PhD candidate at the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Science. He conducts research in the field of theory and philosophy of law.

Tomasz Tarasiuk


A postgraduate political science student and a mathematics graduate from Wrocław. Professionally interested in data science.