Magda Stoczkiewicz is Polish and graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow with Master of Art, afterwards continuing with post degree studies in public relations and European affairs. She is one of the founders of an environmental organisation in Central Eastern Europe - CEE Bankwatch Network, for which she worked for 12 years, first in Poland, than in Amsterdam and Brussels.
Magda Stoczkiewicz has been the director of Friends of the Earth Europe since March 2008. She has 11 years of senior management experience in non-profit organisations. She has an advanced knowledge of campaigning on environmental, social and governance issues as well as understanding of human rights and development aspects, coupled with 12 year experience of the intricacies of the EU policy-making framework.
Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment and unites 30 national European organisations with thousands of local groups. The organisation is part of the world's largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International. The office in Brussels coordinates European campaigns and conducts advocacy work in the European Headquarters.