Rafał Trzaskowski holds a doctorate in political science and lectures on European affairs at universities. In 2009 to 2013 he was a member of the European Parliament where he dealt with the implementation of EU Treaties, the EU budget, the protection of privacy and the European Digital Agenda. In 2004 he received a PhD from the University of Warsaw’s Institute of International Relations in the Department of Journalism and Political Sciences. In 1991 to 1996 he studied concurrently at the Department of Journalism and Political Sciences and at the English Department. In 2002 he received a scholarship from the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris and in 1996 from the Oxford University. He went to school in the United States (Cranbrook-Kingswood High School) and in Australia (Marcellin College in Sydney). He graduated from the College of Europe in Natolin. In 2000 to 2001 he was adviser to the secretary of the Committee for European Integration, working for the head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration. In 2004 to 2009 he was adviser to the chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and to the delegation of the Civic Platform to the European Parliament. Rafał Trzaskowski was minister of administration and digitisation in Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Cabinet. He was appointed minister by President Bronisław Komorowski on November 27, 2013.