Vita

SHORT VITA

DR. KAROLINA JANKOWSKA

Since 2019: Expert, Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) (German Energy Agency), Berlin.

2016 – 2019: Project manager, Sunbeam GmbH, Berlin.

2014-2016: Scientific policy advisor, state parliament of Berlin.

20092013: Research & teaching assistant and tutor:

  • Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), FU Berlin;
  • Graduate School of Global Politics, FU Berlin.
  • Research and teaching residences: Fraunhofer MOEZ, Leipzig; Institute of Politcal Science, University of Wrocław, Poland.

2009-2010: Communication assistant, SHK-Ausbildungszentrum Berlin (Vocational Training Centre for Sanitary-Heating-Plumber-Air Conditioning Berlin).

 

2011: Doctoral degree in political science, FU Berlin.

2008: Magister of european science, Jagiellonian University, Cracov, Poland.

2007: Magister of sociology, Jagiellonian University, Cracov, Poland.

 

VITA

DR. KAROLINA JANKOWSKA

born in Szczecin, Poland, on 18 September 1983

HIGHER EDUCATION

2007 – 2011 – Doctoral studies at the Environmental Policy Research Centre [Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik (FFU)] at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science, Department of Political and Social Science at the Free University of Berlin [Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin)], supervisors: Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs, PD Dr. Lutz Mez.

2006 – 2007 – Study at the Evangelische Fachhoschule für Sozialarbeit und Sozialpädagogik [Protestant University of Applied Science for Social Work and Social Pedagogy] in Berlin.

2002 – 2008 – Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the Jagiellonian University in Cracov (Kraków), Poland, major study fields: sociology, European studies, Polish language and literature.

DEGREES

2011 – Doctoral degree in political science from the Free University of Berlin, title of the thesis (in German): “Die Kräfte des Wandels. Die Wandlung Polens von einer auf Kohle basierenden zu einer an erneuerbaren Energien orientierten Gesellschaft” [The forces of change. The Polish transition from coal-based manufacturing to renewable oriented society], final grade: magna cum laude.

2008 – Magister of European studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracov, final grade: very good.

2007 – Magister of sociology from the Jagiellonian University in Cracov, final grade: very good.

RESEARCH, CONSULTING AND OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE (SELECTION)

Since April 2019 – Expert, system and market integration renewable energies, national and international, by Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) [German Energy Agency] in Berlin.

January 2018 – March 2019 – Policy analyst in and founder and owner of Public Policy Analysis in Berlin.

December 2016 – March 2019 – Project manager and editor of a daily newsletter on media coverage of renewable energies and energy transition PresseTrend by Sunbeam GmbH in Berlin.

August 2014 – October 2016 – Scientific policy advisor to the Pirate Party’s parliamentary group in Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin [House of Representatives of Berlin]:

  • October 2015 – October 2016 – in the fields of European & Federal Issues and Civic Engagement.
  • April 2015 – October 2016 – in the fields of Health & Social Affairs and Labour, Integration, Vocational Training & Women.
  • August 2014 – October 2015 – in the field of Energy Policy in the Study Commission of the parliament “Neue Energie für Berlin – Zukunft der energiewirtschaftlichen Strukturen” [“New Energy for Berlin – The Future of Energy-Sector Structures”].

Here you may read the Interim Report of the Study Commission on New Energy for Berlin – The Future of Energy-Sector Structures.

Here you may read the Final Report of the Study Commission on New Energy for Berlin – The Future of Energy-Sector Structures in German.

Here you may read the Final Report of the Study Commission on New Energy for Berlin – The Future of Energy-Sector Structures in English.

January – July 2014 – Human resources, marketing/PR and sales manager in the company WindSys Windsystems & Technologies in Schrobenhausen in Bavaria, Germany.

March – December 2013 – Visiting research fellow in the Fraunhofer Centre for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ in Leipzig, group “Energy and social dialogue”:

  • project: “RURBAN Energy – Herausforderungen bei Entwicklung und Umsetzung von Stadt-Land-Energiepartenrschaften in Ostseeanrainerstaaten” [RURBAN Energy – challenges for development and implementation of rural-urban energy cooperations in neighbouring countries in the Baltic Sea Region] commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research,
  • project: “Erstellung eines Konzeptes für die Etablierung einer regionalen Energieagentur” [Concept preparation for the regional Energy Agency] commissioned by the city of Leipzig, Office for Environmental Protection,
  • research on energy efficiency in buildings, social dialogue in the energy sector and renewable energy politics in Central and Eastern European countries.

April – June 2013 – Lecturer in the Institute of Politcal Science at the Univeristy of Wrocław:

  • classwork: “Wstęp do badań politologicznych” [Introduction to political research], 3 classwork groups (in Polish),
  • preparation of syllabi for two classworks for the bachelor degree in political science in English: “Introduction to political research” and “Introduction to social research”.

October 2009February 2013 – Research and teaching assistant in the Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik (FFU) [Environmental Policy Research Centre] in Berlin:

  • EU-projects: “Green Economy Discourses in the Run-Up to Rio 2012” and “SAUCE – Schools at University for Climate and Energy”,
  • classes: “Introduction to Comparative Politics”, “Comparative Social Movements” (assisting to prof. Miranda Schreurs),
  • co-coordination of the exchange programme: “EU-Canada Civil Society Educational Network” (assisting to prof. Miranda Schreurs),
  • contribution to orgranization of diverse conferences and workshops, f.ex. 2010 Berlin Conference on Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change at the FFU, 19th Annual Conference of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils in 2011 in Wrocław, FFU PhD workshops.

October 2011 – February 2012 – Tutor in the Graduate School of Global Politics, Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science, Department of Political and Social Science at the Free University of Berlin:

  • course: “Colloqium of the Graduate School of Global Politics” (Chinese-German PhD-Exchange Program) (in English).

September 2009 – March 2019 – Freelance consultant, analyst and researcher for diverse international consultancies, research institutes, civil society organisations, foundations, politicians and business in the field of environmental, energy and climate protection politics and policy:

  • Environmental Association EKO-UNIA (Stowarzyszenie Ekologiczne EKO-UNIA), Wrocław, Poland,
  • company WindSys Windsystems & Technologies, Schrobenhausen,
  • Anna Grodzka, member of the Polish Parliament (Ruch Palikota [Palikot’s Movement], since the 6th of October 2013 – Twój Ruch [Your Movement]), since June 2014 until June 2015 – Zieloni 2004 [Greens], Poland,
  • Fundacja “Z Naszej Strony” Ewy Koś i Barbary Sikory [Foundation “From Our Side” of Ewa Koś and Barbara Sikora], Szczecin,
  • Fundacja Rozwoju Nauk Materiałowych [Foundation for Development of Material Science], Cracov,
  • e-Parliament, Copenhagen, Denmark,
  • World Future Council, international,
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw office,
  • Tomasz Żakowski Consulting, Poland,
  • Doradztwo Ekologiczne [Environmental Consulting], Szczecin,
  • Centrum Stosunków Międzynarodowych [Centre for International Relations], Warsaw,
  • Corporate Europe Observatory, Brussels,
  • Fundacja na rzecz Rozwoju Energetyki Słonecznej “Bliżej Słońca” [Foundation for Development of Solar Energy “Closer to the Sun”], Cracov,
  • Ewa Koś, member of the regional Parliament in West Pomerania (Green Party – Zieloni 2004 [Greens 2004]), Szczecin,
  • adelphi consult GmbH, Berlin (preparation of report drafts about support instruments for renewable electricity for the project publication “Technology cooperation in the field of solar energy for the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate” commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Environment).

January 2009 – October 2010 – Communication assistant in the SHK-Ausbildungszentrum Berlin (Sänitär-Heizungs-Klempner-Klima-Ausbildungszentrum Berlin) [Vocational Training Centre for Sanitary-Heating-Plumber-Air Conditioning Berlin]:

  • EU-project (Program “Intelligent Energy Europe”): “The model of further training: specialist in renewable energy technologies in sanitary, heating and air conditioning craft SIRET”.

June 2008 – December 2008 – Research volunteer in the Fundacja Rozwoju Nauk Materiałowych [Foundation for Development of Material Science] in Cracov:

  • preparation of projects’ applications, organization of conferences, presentations at conferences and publishing on renewable energy technologies and policy.

January 2008 – March 2019 – Freelance translator and interpreter Polish-German-English:

  • Fundacja “Z Naszej Strony” Ewy Koś i Barbary Sikory [Foundation “From Our Side” of Ewa Koś and Barbara Sikora], Szczecin,
  • Politechnika Warszawska [Warsaw Technical University],
  • journal Czysta Energia [Clean Energy], Poland,
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw office,
  • Biuro Tłumaczeń finQen [Translation Office finQen], Poland,
  • Peter Rose Practical Works, Berlin,
  • SHK-Ausbildungszentrum Berlin (Sänitär-Heizungs-Klempner-Klima-Ausbildungszentrum Berlin) [Sanitary-Heating-Plumber-Air Conditioning Training Centre Berlin],
  • Phil Hill Übersetzer, Berlin.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER GRANTS (SELECTION)

2009 – Scholarship of the Centre for International Cooperation at the FU Berlin for the participation in the PhD Workshop “Forging Closer Ties: Transatlantic Relations, Climate Change and Energy” at the Environmental Policy Research Centre in Berlin (28 November – 5 December).

2009/ 2010 – STIBET-scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Free University Berlin (1 semester).

2008 – Grant of the Goethe Institute for the translation from German into Polish and update of the book: “Energiesicherheit. Die neue Vermessung der Welt” of Sascha Müller-Kraenner [Energy security. Re-measuring the world] (Antje Kunstmann Verlag, 2007), which was published in Poland in November 2008 by „Z naszej strony“ Foundation of Ewa Koś and Barbara Sikora and the Heinrich Böll Foundation; 2nd edition – 2009.

2007 – Scholarship of the Heinrich Böll Foundation for the summer courses “Humanität, Gerechtigkeit, Toleranz. Grundlagen und Perspektiven europäischer Werte” [Humanity, justice, tolerance. Basics and perspectives of the European values] in Weimar in Germany (11 – 25 August).

2006/ 2007 – Erasmus-scholarhip at the Evangelische Fachhoschule für Sozialarbeit und Sozialpädagogik [Protestant University of Applied Science for Social Work and Social Pedagogy] in Berlin (2 semesters).

INTERNSHIPS

May/ June 2006 – Internship in Büro für Politikberatung und Projektenentwicklung [Office for Political Concultancy and Project Development] of Dr. Claudia Neusüß in Berlin.

December 2005 – Internship by the Green Parliamentary Group of the Green Alternative List (Grün-Alternative Liste) in Hamburg.

LANGUAGES

English, German (fluent)

French, Latin (basic)

Polish (mother tonque)

OTHER SKILLS

a.o.: policy analysis, economics, business management, qulitative research, quantitative research, content analysis, network analysis, data analysis, statistical data analysis, statistical modeling, databases, MS Excel, CMSs (TYPO3, WordPress), SPSS, MAXQDA, social media

POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

2004 – 2012 – Member of the Polish Green Party [Partia Zieloni].

2005 – 2006 – Spokesperson of the Cracov’s Green Party.

2005 – Candidate to the Polish Parliament (Sejm) for the Polish Green Party.

2006 – 2010 – Member of the National Council of the Polish Green Party.

2006 – Candidate to the City Council of Police (2007) for the Polish Green Party.

2007 – Campaign manager of the Green Party in Szczecin during the Sejm election.

2009 – Candidate for the the European Parliament for the Polish Green Party.

VOLUNTARY COOPERATION/ ACTIVITIES/ MEMBERSHIP

Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik, Berlin [Environmental Policy Research Centre]

EUResponsible in a responsible Europe (international assiociation), Berlin

Fundacja “Z Naszej Strony” Ewy Koś i Barbary Sikory [Foundation “From Our Side” of Ewa Koś and Barbara Sikora], Szczecin

Fundacja na rzecz Rozwoju Energetyki Słonecznej “Bliżej Słońca” [Foundation for the Development of Solar Energy “Closer to the Sun”], Cracov

Online portal Zielone Wiadomości [Green News], Poland

Environmental Studies and Policy Research Institute ESPRi, Wrocław, Poland

Ecoxia International (international NGO)

Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw office

Deutsch-Polnisches Netzwerk Wissenschaftler für nachhaltige Entwicklung [German-Polish Network Scientists for Sustainable Development], Germany

Environmental Assiociation EKO-UNIA (Stowarzyszenie Ekologiczne EKO-UNIA)