Joanna Kopacka, as a program coordinator in GMF's Engaging Central Europe (ECE) initiative, is responsible for some of the key segments of all ECE programming. Her primary focus lies on Poland and strengthening the resilience of civil society within the region.

Prior to joining GMF, Kopacka worked in civic engagement, human rights, and democratic accountability at nonprofit organizations, most recently Investigate Europe, an international cooperative of investigative journalists, and WeMove Europe, which fosters citizen-driven politics and community organizing. She has also worked with Polish grassroots initiatives aimed at advancing intercultural and interfaith dialogue, women’s rights, and civic education.