“The 21st century has already been named the century of cities or the "urban age". Cities are the powerhouses of economic growth, innovation and employment opportunities and with the growing trend of urbanization the importance of cities is even increasing further. Cities attract people, capital, creativity, they are places of diversification and concentration of social change. New ideas, scientific, technological and creative development and innovation flourish in an urban environment.
Policy Officer, Coordinator for Creative Industries in Unit Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries in the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Since 2010, Agnieszka is responsible for developing policy for the competitiveness of the European fashion and high-end industries. In September 2012 the European Commission has published a Communication ‘Promoting cultural and creative sectors for growth and jobs in the EU’ as well as two working documents: one on the competitiveness of the fashion industries and another one on high-end.
Since 2013 she is also responsible for developing policy for the cultural and creative industries.
Agnieszka manages several projects in the framework of the COSME Programme, such ‘Worth Pilot Project’ (www.worth-project.eu) and ‘Worth Partnership Project’, aiming at strengthening the links between manufacturing, design and technology firms in the EU and ‘Design-based consumer goods’ project focusing on market uptake of innovative products and solutions.
Previously Agnieszka worked as competition lawyer dealing with State aid in DG Agriculture and Rural Development.