Member of Parliament of the Republic of Poland of the 8th and 9th term, Minister of National Defense (2011–2015), vice-chairman of the Civic Platform.
A good action is worth a thousand times more than a good talk. That’s why the „Ukrainka w Polsce” project is so worth supporting. As a result of the war, hundreds of thousands Ukrainian women ended up in Poland. After an initial phase of tremendous support and solidarity, there was a need for long-term actions – aimed at finding oneself in the professional and social life in a new country, amid separation and lack of simple opportunities to enter the labour market. Sharing knowledge and coworking are essential in supporting integration. „Ukrainka w Polsce” provides top quality activities with various experts, gives contacts and creates friendship groups. The project operates with great flexibility and openness to Polish women and men. It also builds a positive image of the presence of Ukrainians in Poland as a large added value for Polish society. Moreover, the project delivers modern communication tools that give Ukrainians a practical knowledge about functioning in Poland. I am rooting for this project also for reasons of women rights, equality and tolerance. I wish it will become a nationwide action involving as many people as possible. Good luck, Julia!
Member of the European Parliament, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defense. Chairman of the Delegation for Relations with the United States. In 2005–2007, Minister of National Defense, in 2007–2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs.