Andrzej Klimczuk

PhD, a sociologist and public policy expert, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy of the Collegium of Socio-Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.

Co-author of the model and founder of the Regional Cultural Observatory, which is a node of a Living Culture Observatory in Poland.  Editor and correspondent of publications about computer and video games in the years 2002-2009. Volunteer for The University of Bialystok Foundation as well as Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland and Foundation Dobra Sieć. In 2011-2013 Vice President of the Foundation’s Laboratory Research and Social Action “SocLab.”

Member of, among others, Polish Sociological Association, Polish Society of Gerontology, European Network for Social Policy Analysis, European Citizen Science Association, European Sociological Association, Human Development and Capability Association, International Political Science Association, International Sociological Association.

Author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology and social policy, for example, books:
Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy (2 volumes);
-Perspectives and Theories of Social Innovation for Ageing Population (co-edited with Ł. Tomczyk);
Starzenie się populacji. Aktywizacja, koprodukcja i integracja społeczna osób starszych (co-authored with G. Gawron and Z. Szweda-Lewandowska);
The Collaborative Economy in Action: European Perspectives (co-edited with V. Česnuityte and G. Avram);
Demographic Analysis: Selected Concepts, Tools, and Applications.
He is a Sections Editor in the Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging.

Education

  • Postgraduate 2013

    Postgraduate in Social Economy

    Cracow University of Economics

  • Ph.D. 2012

    Ph.D. Studies in Economics

    Warsaw School of Economics

  • M.A. 2008

    M.A. in Sociology

    University of Białystok

Positions

  • Present2007

    Independent Researcher

    Economics, Sociology & Social Policy

  • Present2014

    Translator

    English & German

  • Present2005

    Expert

    E.g., European Commission, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Poland, Bialystok Foundation of Professional Training, Chamber of Crafts and Entrepreneurship, WYG International, National Forum for Lifelong Guidance Policy

  • 20132011

    Vice President

    SocLab, Foundation Laboratory for Research and Social Action

  • 20092004

    Editor

    E.g., o2.pl Sp. z o.o., Interia.pl S.A., Gry-Online S.A., Independent Press

  • 20042002

    Content Coordinator

    Gamesweek.pl

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My Awards

  • 2016
    Scholarship of the Haverford Institute of Public Sociology
    For the 3rd International Sociological Association Forum, Vienna
  • 2015
    Scholarship of the Salzburg Global Seminar

    For the Session 540: “Aging Societies: Advancing Innovation and Equity”

  • 2015
    Honorary award for the presentation of the highly commented paper on the International Seminar on Active Ageing Index

    The European Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

  • 2015
    Junior Scholar Grant of The European Sociological Association

    The 12th ESA conference

  • 2013
    Award for achieving a high average grade of the course during study in the postgraduate course ``Social Economy``

    The Cracow University of Economics, Malopolska School of Public Administration

  • 2011
    Educational scholarship of Lesław A. Paga Foundation 2065 and Warsaw Stock Exchange

    The first edition of the Media Academy

  • 2010
    Bialystok Mayor's Art Award

    For 2010 year in the category of heritage for The University of Bialystok Foundation for lifetime achievement in promoting the city’s history

  • 2010
    Project Kuyavian-Pomeranian Academy of Global Education of the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz

    Rozwój zrównoważony a kapitał społeczny i metody jego budowania (Sustainable development and methods of building social capital): winning article in the competition for scientific work in the field of global education

  • 2009
    III place in the V edition of the Polish Society of Gerontology prize in name of prof. Jerzy Piotrowski

    For master’s thesis on gerontology topics

  • 2008
    University of Białystok graduated with diploma honorificum