Maciej Hofman

He is originally from Poland, but European and “”global”” in spirit – after having lived in France and Belgium for longer periods of time, as well as in the US and Japan. For the last six years and until October 2021, he worked as Policy Officer in Culture Policy Unit at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education & Culture, where he was responsible for, inter alia, the topics such as the role of culture in cities and regions, EU funding for culture, access to culture via digital means or contributing to shaping EU recovery mechanisms for cultural and creative sectors during COVID.
Prior to his experience in Brussels, he worked in the Polish Culture Ministry, British Council offices in Warsaw & Paris, as a Manager in a French on-line e-learning startup as well as a freelance translator for cultural projects, local initiatives, film festivals and cultural institutions.
He is a graduate of the University of Warsaw and College of Europe, he has also studied at Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. He currently lives in Warsaw where he sets up his own one-person consulting company, specialised in EU cultural policy, cultural and creative sectors, EU funding for culture and management of cultural projects. He is currently collaborating with the European Cultural Foundation based in Amsterdam. As part of their Public Policy Team, he is involved in A CULTURAL DEAL FOR EUROPE campaign as well as in other activities of the Foundation related to EU policies.