Jakub SzymikJakub Szymik

Director, Campaigns at CEC Group

CEC Group

Jakub is a lawyer and political consultant specialising in grassroots campaigning and movement building. He works with multiple international brands, social organisations and activists on channelling citizen and consumer engagement into political and social impact.

His experience includes working for the European Academy of Diplomacy, Allen & Overy and the Polish Institute of Economic Studies. He is a graduate of the “Democracy Gene” programme of the Bronisław Komorowski Institute. Jakub remains actively engaged in the debating community in Poland; a recipient of a World Debating Council scholarship, enabling participation in the World Universities Debating Championship. He also led workshops at the College of Europe, The Good Lobby, School of Leaders and the Demagog Foundation.

After hours he unwinds by playing Debussy’s piano pieces, swimming and taking care of his plants.

Takes part in

Mar, 19 3:30 PM CET
Visionary Stage
Panel Discussion

Coalition Building, Third Party Endorsements and Think Tanks

  • How to assess the landscape, build up and foster partnerships and then end up winning coalitions under new conditions
  • How stakeholder resources (e.g., money, political, and community connections) shape the composition of coalitions and affect formal and informal relationships within
  • What makes third-party endorsements succeed or fail
  • How to manage escalating conflicts that arise amid coalition governance and handle them without undermining its foundations
Angeliki Eleftheriou Corporate Affairs and Public Relations Senior Manager at WIND Hellas
Samet Serttas Government Affairs Director Turkey and South East Europe at Herbalife Nutrition
Vasyl Myroshnychenko Partner at CFC Big Ideas
Jakub Szymik Director, Campaigns at CEC Group