Fundacja Instytut Bezpieczeństwa i Strategii

The Institute of Security and Strategy Foundation is a think tank that supports the process of building and promoting strategic thinking in Poland. We are the only think tank in Poland bringing together domestic and foreign experts with different political views and outstandingm professional achievements, who devote themselves to building a long-term and efficient security and defense policy for Poland. Openness to new ideas, unconventional approaches to issues of internal and international security, the application of expert debate allows for multi-vector definition of threats and allows IBiS to provide tailored analytic solutions. Our strong asset is non-partisanship and the equal treatment of all opinions and points of view aimed at ensuring a stable and prosperous for future generations of Poles.

Colonel (res.) Michał Stachyra is graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw.

In 1999, Mr. Stachyra started to serve at the Polish Border Guard. Col. Stachyra held positions during his professional career: the Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard, Head of Support and Special Task Department, Deputy Chief of Staff, Head of the Border Guard Training Center in Kętrzyn and the Deputy Director of the International Affairs Bureau.

On behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard, col. Stachyra participated in the work of the Inter-Ministerial Team for Terrorist Threats and the Interministerial Team for Ensuring Security in the Preparation and Conduct of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2011.

Col. Stachyra was the Deputy Commander of the International Special Unit in the EULEX Mission.

As an expert of international organizations (FRONTEX, TAIEX, IOM) he conducted specialized trainings in Ukraine and Belarus. In addition, he was responsible for international projects related to the audit of government institutions and supervision over the implementation of European solutions aimed at counteracting corruption in Montenegro and Ukraine.

He is graduate of post-graduate studies at: the College of World Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics, the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw and the State Defense Studies at the National Defense Academy.

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