Grzegorz Gauden in the conference “State Policy in the Book Industry: A New Chance for Ukraine”
The final event of the project “Book Platform in Ukraine” and one of the first public events after the Revolution of Dignity, dedicated to the discussion on the state policy in the book industry of the country.
The participants will discuss the issues in three stages: gathering of ideas in specialized professional groups, criticism of the ideas in mixed groups, new discussion of the ideas considering the critical remarks in professional groups.
Grzegorz Gauden is a lawyer and economist by training and works as a journalist.
In 1970s he was an active participant of student cultural initiatives and student media, in 1980s worked in the Poznań center of the “Solidarity”. On December 13, 1981 he was interned until July 1982.
In 1984-1993 he was in emigration in Sweden where he chaired the Swedish Committee of Support for the “Solidarity”.
After returning to Poland he worked with several publishing firms: “Bulls Press”, “Orkla Media”.
2000-2003 – president of the Chamber of Press Publishers, since 2003 – vice-president.
2003-2006 – president of the “Presspublikа” publishing house, 2004-2006 – editor-in-chief of the “Rzeczpospolitа” newspaper.
2007 – advisor to the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian periodical “Gazeta 24”.
Since 2008 – director of the Book Institute.
Vice-president of the Union of Authors and Publishers “Polish Book”, member of the Program Council of the Economic Forum in Krynica, member of the Information Council of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Book Institute is a national cultural institution created by the order of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland. It works in Kraków since January 2004. Its main objective is to form the basis for reading, to promote books and reading in the country and to promote Polish literature in the world.
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