Dr Marcin Walecki,
Head of Democratization Department of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights OSCE/ODIHR
Dr. Walecki has been working for over 18 years in the field of democracy assistance and governance experience in more than 40 countries around the world with a focus on democratic governance, anti-corruption, political finance and public ethics, political party assistance, and civil society development. Consulted on or conducted OSCE, Council of Europe, EU, OECD, UNDEF, Canadian, U.S. and British government-funded programs in transition countries. Prior to joining the OSCE, he was the Executive Director of the Brussels based European Partnership for Democracy (EPD). Polish citizen holds a doctorate of philosophy in politics from St. Antony’s College at Oxford University and a master’s in Law (Hons, Class I) from the Department of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. He is a former Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Some of his contributions include: International IDEA Handbook on Funding of Political Parties (2003), K. H. Nassmacher's comparative volume Foundations for Democracy (2001), Transparency International Global Corruption Report 2004, Money and Politics (Warsaw: ISP, 2005), Public Funding Solutions for Political Parties in Muslim-Majority Societies (IFES, 2008).