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									                                                                                        Curriculum Vitae
Name and surname:   Damian Dudala
Date of birth:      20.08.1980
tel./fax.           +48.71.759.16.26
mobilephone         +48.605.697.838

2010-10 - …         Establishment: University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Field of study: Pedagogy – dissertation on counseling for people with disabilities
                    Level: PhD candidate
                    (from 2008-02 – participation in doctor al seminars prof. dr hab. B. Wojtasik)
2011-01 – 2011-05   Establishment: University of Iceland, Reykjavik
                    Scientific internship
2007-10 - 2009-06   Establishment: University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Field of study: Pedagogy
                    Profile: Counseling
                    Level: Master
                    Master’s dissertation: Access of People with Disabilities to Education
2007-01 - 2008-07   Establishment: University of Warsaw, Poland
                    Field of study: Selected courses – individual (COME)
                    Level: Bachelor & Master
2006-09 - 2006-12   Uczelnia: Bradford College, United Kingdom
                    Field of study: Teaching Health and Care Department – Sociology & Special Needs Education
                    Level: Bachelor – Erasmus Program
2004-10 - 2007-07   Establishment: University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Field of study: Special Needs Education
                    Speciality: Surdopedagogy
                    Level: Bachelor
                    Bachelor’s dissertation: Discrimination and violence against Deaf

Work experience
2007-09 – 2011-08   Regional Council for People with Disabilities, Marshal Office of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Secretary
2003-03 – 2011-08   Polish Association for Human Rights Education COMPASS, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: President of Board (from 2007-12); founder member
2004-11 – 2010-12   University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Students with Disabilities (from 2008-01 to 2010-12)
                    Job title: Academic teacher (from 2010-02 to 2010-07)
                    Department: International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education
                    Job title: Project Coordinator “Disability & Human Rights” (from 2004-11 to 2007-08)
2010-09 – 2010-12   EUROPA Publisher – Portal, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Teacher Specialist
2010-03 – 2010-09   T. Marciniak Specialist Hospital of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Rehabilitation Counselor
2008-12 - 2009-03   State Found for Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities, Warsaw, Poland
                    Job title: Expert
2008-11 – 2008-12   Methodological Centre for Psychological and Pedagogical, Warsaw, Poland
                    Job title: Expert
2008-07 - 2008-12   Polish Association of the Deaf, Department of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Instructor for the rehabilitation
2007-10 - 2008-06   Marshal Office of Lower Silesia, Department for People with Disabilities, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Assistant for the recruitment and training
2005-11 - 2008-01   Together Polska Foundation, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Vicepresident of Board, founder member
2003-01 - 2005-12   Semepr Avanti Association, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Project Coordinator „Disability & Human Rights”
2002-09 - 2005-12   Specialist Centre for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Children and Youth with Hearing
                    Impairment, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Youth worker
2002-09 - 2004-04   Polish Association of the Deaf, Department of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                    Job title: Chairman of Council of Culture House

Research projects
2011                - Access to Ph.D. studies for people with disabilities in Poland
2011                - Approaches and Perspectives in Scandinavian Disability Research, Scholarship and Training Fund,
                    Measure III - Individual Mobility Grants
2011                - Participation and Inclusion - European Perspectives Scholarship and Training Fund, Measure III -
                    Individual Mobility Grants
2005 - 2006         - Chance - Foundation for the Development of the Education System, YOUTH Program, Action III

Summer schools
                    − X School of Polish Rectors Foundation (Zakopane, Poland, 2011)
                    − XII Summer School for Young Andragog (Zielona Góra, Poland, 2010)
                    − XIII School of Civil Society Leaders (Popowo, Poland, 2005)

Training courses
                    −   Employment in social economy subjects (Wroclaw, 2011)
                    −   Flexible forms of employment (Wroclaw, Poland, 2011)
                    −   Changes in the POKL Project (Wroclaw, Poland, 2010)
                    −   Specificity of innovative projects in the POKL (Wroclaw, Poland, 2010)
                    −   Project Cycle Management (Wroclaw, Poland, 2010)
                    −   Academic Entrpreneurship (Wroclaw, Poland, 2010)
                    −   Academic Entrepreneur (Wrocław – Szczawno Zdrój, Poland, 2010)
                    −   Social Cohesion & Quality of Life – HRE contribution (Budapest, Hungary, 2010)
                    −   Scientific Semianr on Counseling II (Wroclaw, Poland, 2009-2010)
                    −   Implementation grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education for students with disabilities
                        (Glogów, Poland, 2009)
                    −   Scientific Semianr on Counseling I (Wroclaw, Poland, 2008-2009)
                    −   Specific problems with students with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in higher education
                        (Warsaw, Poland, 2009)
                    −   Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education with Children (Budapest, Hungary, 2008)
                    −   Lower Silesia - potential for development and control of innovation policy (Wroclaw, Poland, 2008)
                    −   Access to higher education for people with disabilities (Leszno, Poland, 2008)
                    −   Equality Required - working with young people for equality (Budapest, Hungary, 2008)
                    −   Social impast – introduction into the issue (Warsaw, Poland, 2007)
                    −   International Protection of Human Rights - Rights of National Minorities (Poznań, Poland, 2007)
                    −   Methodology of social research (Warsaw, Poland, 2007)
                    −   Membership in the UE and the Problems of Democracy and Human Rights Protection (Warsaw,
                        Poland, 2007)
                    −   Art of Dialogue - Dialogue for Democratic Decision Making (Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, 2007)
                    −   Views of the European Youth on Health Problems of the 21st Century and search for solutions
                        (Ankara, Turkey, 2006)
                    −   Safeguarding Human Rights of youth with hearing disability - how to cope with violence and
                        discrimination in Education and Employment? (Strasbourg, France, 2006)
                    −   Inclusion - breaking the barriers of social and physical disadvantages through voluntary service
                        (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2006)
                    −   Youth work in local community (Lithuania, 2005)
                    −   Participation in project involving disabled youngsters (Tallin, Estonia, 2005)
                    −   Regional training course for trainers in Human Rights Education (Krzyżowa, Poland, 2004)
                    −   Diversity & Cohesion - evaluation (Strasbourg, France, 2005)
                     − Counselor for people with disabilities (Warsaw, Poland, 2003-2004)
                     − How to effectively write applications for a grant? (Poznań, Poland, 2004)
                     − Training course for Trainers (Warsaw, Poland, 2004)
                     − Diversity & Cohesion (Budapest, Hungary, 2004)
                     − Cooperation with local goverment (Warsaw, Poland, 2004)
                     − Human Rights issues and Human Rights Education (Głogów, Poland, 2003)
                     − People with Disabilities in European Union (Wilga, Poland, 2003)
                     − Assistance funds for NGOs (Wroclaw, Poland, 2003)
                     − European Union Structural Founds (Wroclaw, Poland, 2003)
                     − European Social Fund – funding opportunities for NGOs (Wroclaw, Poland, 2003)
                     − How to Get a grant for the implementation of Project relating to activities of social assistance?
                       (Kraków, Poland, 2002)
                     − Finance in NGOs – the current Skurce of funding for NGOs (Wroclaw, Poland, 2002)
                     − Human Rights Education and youth work (Głogów, Poland, 2002)

Languages skills
                     Polish - native
                     English – B1/2
                     Russian – A2
                     Spanish – beginner level
                     Polish Sign Language – beginner level
                     System of sign language in Poland – intermediate level

IT & Statistics skills
                     Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, OneNote - advanced level
                     FreeMind - advanced level
                     Internet - advanced level
                     Statistical Programs: Statistica PL, SPSS Statistics Base, GeoGebra - beginner level
                     Website Management: CMS - advanced level
                     HTML (ang.) HyperText Markup Language – beginner level

Membership in organisations
                     National Representation of PhD Candidates, Warsaw, Poland
                     - Plenipotentiary for People with Disabilities
                     Council of PhD Candidates of the University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland
                     - Chairman of the Council
                     Rehabilitation International, New York, United States of America
                     Human Rights Education Youth Network, Murcia, Spain
                     Association of Educational and Vocational Counselors, Warsaw, Poland

Personal interests
                     cooking, mountain tourism
                     literature on human rights and disability (interdisciplinary approach)
                     website skills

Awards and prizes
2009                 III place in photographic competition of Lower Silesia Discover Europe 2009
2007 - 2008          Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship
2007                 Finalist of polish-wide project „”
2005 - 2007          PFRON scholarship
Other information
2004                Camphill Community Tapola - European Voluntary Service (Niinikoski, Finland)
                    Conduct individual and group works hops for pe ople with disabilities
2002                Malvern Hills Outdoors – European Voluntary Service (Malvern, United Kingdom)
                    Carer’s group of youth with disabilities from Poland
                    Particiaption in Youth Exchanges:
                    − Working for equality: Towards the true European citizenship (Carucedo, Spain, 2006)
                    − Music & Dance – the way to integration, Youth Exchange for Deaf (Larnaca, Cypres, 2004)
                    − European Identity (Murcia, Spain, 2003)
                    − Building Europe a practical experience (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2002)

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