GP-RCB Work Stream co-lead for Europe | Part-Time Professor, Robert Schuman Centre; Project Director, GIFI
Dr Patryk Pawlak is a Part-Time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence and a Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Europe. Since December 2023, Dr Pawlak is the Project Director for the Global Initiative on the Future of the Internet (GIFI) – a two-year project funded by the European Union to promote the Open Internet and the Declaration for the Future of the Internet (DFI). In January 2024, Dr Pawlak was appointed by the UN Secretary General to serve on the Advisory Board for Disarmament Matters.
Prior to joining EUI, Dr Pawlak headed the Brussels office of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and coordinated the Institute’s cyber and digital activities. From 2018 to 2022, he was Project Director of the EU Cyber Diplomacy Initiative – EU Cyber Direct, an EU-funded multimillion project to support the EU’s engagement on cyber diplomacy and digital policies worldwide. In this capacity, he ideated and coordinated numerous initiatives, including EU Cyber Consultations with partner countries, the European Cyber Diplomacy Dialogue, and the EU Cyber Forum.
Dr Pawlak’s current work focuses on global governance of digital and cyber issues, the impact of technology on foreign and security policy, and international cooperation on capacity building in the field of digital and cyber policies.