Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland; Lawyer; Academic Teacher
For many years Zbigniew Rau taught law at universities in Germany, the Netherlands, UK, USA and Australia. He was an active member of Solidarity movement in 1980s. From 2005-2007 he was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. As a member of the Polish Parliament he served as President of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, President of the Polish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and President of the Polish-British Parliamentary Group.
To mark the Freedom Online Coalition’s (FOC) 10th anniversary, Finland, as the Chair, is organising a virtual FOC 10th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting on 3 December 2021, hosted by Pekka Haavisto, the Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs. The Ministerial, the culmination of Finland’s FOC Chairship, is an important opportunity to raise the visibility of the Coalition and to set the FOC's goals and vision for the 2020s.