Agata Smolak

Agata Smolak

Political scientist, researcher of youth policy, future competences and transition from the education system to the labor market. She joined the Młodzi w centrum LAB (Youth Center) of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in order to carry out a study related to understanding the expectations of employers, teachers and youth in relation to the vocational training process in the dual system and to check what barriers hamper this activity. Currently, a PhD student at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, writes a thesis “Youth policy in the employment and labor market. A study of future competences among vocational education and training students”. She also studied at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. She was a scholar under Schuman program in European Parliament in Brussels as well as at the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. Currently, she is head of youth organisation – Mladiinfo Poland, expert on future competences and European project consultant at the Academy of European Careers

Publication:
Smolak A. (2019) Poprawa jakości organizacji poprzez rozwój zawodowy pracowników. Przegląd wybranych teorii uczenia się w miejscu pracy z perspektywy przedsiębiorstwa społecznych, w: Wyzwania współczesnej gospodarki w badaniach doktorantów i młodych naukowców, (red.) Wachowiak W. Oficyna Wydawnicza SGH
Scholarships:
  • Tertio Millennio Summer Seminar 2018 on the Free Society – Tertio Millennio Institute/ Cracow, Poland. Objective: dialogue between US and CEE region students on Catholic Social Teaching, democracy and free society

  • Leadership UP Level – 2 years program organized by Freedom Institute/ Warsaw, Poland. Objective: Support of young polish elite by professional training on politics and economy

  • Brussels Forum’s Young Professionals Summit 2017 – German Marshall Fund/ Brussels, Belgium. Objective: Connecting the next generation of leaders with influential politicians, thinkers, journalists, and business representatives to discuss pressing policy challenges for the transatlantic community.

  • Polish–Jewish-German Youth Seminar on 75th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising/ Warsaw, Poland. Objective: Moderator
  • Euro- Atlantic Academy – Business Center Club/ Warsaw, Poland. Objective: Understanding the polish position in NATO and EU

  • TIC TAC training for youth workers/ Antalya, Turkey. Objective: How to make best of European Commission program for young people

  • Reis Your Voice – training for young leaders / Vienna, Austria. Objective: Storytelling in social media journalism.

  • Summer School József Antall- József Antall Knowledge Center/Budapest, Hungary. Objective: The Visegrad Group Policy in the European Union.

  • Seminar preparation for a doctoral project- Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies / Munich, Germany. Objective: Consultation PhD projects

  • Summer School for Young Leaders of the Western Balkans- International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT) / Budapest, Hungary. Objective: Possibilities of enlargement of Western Balkan countries into EU