Piotr Kuropatwiński


ECF board member and working for Pomeranian Association Common Europe (PSWE)

Piotr Kuropatwiński graduated the Transport Economics Faculty at the University of Gdańsk, Poland, in 1973 and has since then worked there as an academic teacher, being simultaneously involved in foreign trade or international relations related activities in the corporate, educational and non-governmental sectors. As a translator or editor he published numerous papers and books on economic theory, banking, finance and international integration (like the first modern handbook on economics published in Poland after 1989). He also assisted the pro-cycling developments in Gdánsk with articles and presentations shown at Velo-city conferences in Graz-Maribor, Edinburgh-Glasgow, Paris, Dublin, Munich, Brussels, Copenhagen, Seville and Vancouver.

He was also involved in the activities of the Polish Ecological Club (East Pomeranian Branch), and then as an expert on cycling policy in the Pomeranian Association Common Europe (PSWE), receiving the status of a BYPAD auditor in 2008. In 2009 he wrote the “Concept of Development of the Cycling System of Pomeranian Voivodship – Green Paper” with a PSWE project team. Then, in co-operation with Andrzej B. Piotrowicz of the PSWE he prepared the content of the “Gdańsk Charter of Active Mobility and the Congresses of Active Mobility” organised annually since 2010 in the City of Gdánsk. In 2010 he was elected Vice-President of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF). Apart from his native Polish he speaks fluent English, French and Russian and has a fair command of German. His skills in understanding and developing meaningful interpersonal relationships were developed during his numerous off-shore yachting, skiing and mountain climbing pursuits.