Ms. Kasia Jurczak
Belgium
Ms. Kasia Jurczak works as a Policy Analyst in the Social Protection Unit of the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. She is part of the team responsible for policy development in the areas of Health and Long-term care, as well as for follow-up to the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (2012).

Prior to joining the European Commission in August 2012, she worked at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna, where, as Programme Manager, she coordinated work on disability rights, focusing on independent living, participation, accessibility and disability mainstreaming. She also played an important role in the process of establishing the Agency as the UN CRPD Article 33 monitoring body at the EU level.

Kasia previously worked for Eurofound, a Dublin-based EU agency, as a Research Officer on working conditions and social dialogue and for EuroHealthNet, a network of public health agencies, coordinating projects on health inequalities, social exclusion and public health capacity building in Central and Eastern Europe. She also consulted for the UNDP and the OSCE in the areas of social development and democratisation.

Kasia studied Social Policy with Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc) in the UK and Comparative Social Policy at the Catholic University of Leuven (MA) in Belgium.

Kasia is a Polish national and in addition to her mother tongue, she speaks English, French and some German.