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Witold Sartorius


  • Curriculum Vitae Mr. Witold Sartorius

    (August 2006)

    Witold Sartorius is heading the Polish Competence Centre for eGov and eEdu (PCC) created in 2005 by the Foundation for Economic Education in Warsaw, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications FOKUS in Berlin and the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre ( It is a professional not-for-profit research, consultancy and training institution assisting Polish public sector and Polish SMEs in area of eGovernment, eLearning and eIncusion. It cooperates closely with the Polish Central Government, all Regional Governments and numerous Local Governments in Poland. It has also many international partners in the EU and outside of EU.

    Mr Sartorius has worked in Poland as a EU (German) expert, under the Federal German Government TRANSFORM Programme, (1995 to 2003) in support for the Polish Government in the fields of Regional Development Policy, EU Structural Funds and Information Society. During the same time period he was involved in implementation of EU funded regional projects in new German Länder and Nordrhine-Wesphalia.

    From August 2003 until February 2005´he has been the EU Resident Twinning Advisor in a EU funded, (run by the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Labour and the French DATAR) advisory programme for the Polish Ministry for Economy and Labour and the Ministry for Information Society and Science on Structural Funds implementation. ( In Poland he is since 1998 the Secretary of the Interkl@sa Programme, working for bringing new ICT technology into the educational sector in Poland ( and supervises the National System for Preparations for Structural Funds (KSP) (

    Before 1995 he led for four years the Social and Economic Programme of the German Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation at the FES Warsaw Office, supporting the restructuring of the Polish state and the Polish economy to become pluralistic, democratic market economy. Before coming to Poland in 1991 he worked as Programme Fund Management Officer for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at its Headquarters in Nairobi.

    Mr. Sartorius has a Masters Degree in Geography, Economics and Sociology from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). He has spent two years of academic research at the University of Texas at Austin (USA). He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the European Policy Centre in Brussels.



Witold Sartorius