Waldemar Kwaśny


President of the Board of the Foundation „Development YES - Open Pit Mines NO”

co-founder of the National Coalition „DY-OPMN" since 2011, one of the initiators of the largest successful, ie. valid and binding local referendum in the history of free Poland against plans to build a lignite mine on the brown coal deposit "Legnica". Local government, former Mayor of rural community Miłkowice, founder of Foundation "DY-OPMN".

Radosław Gawlik


Chairing the Programme Board

Vice-President of the Coalition "DY-OPMN", president of the Association „EKO-UNIA”.

Tomasz Waśniewski


President of the Foundation

co-founder of the Social Committee "STOP open pit mine" and the National Coalition "RT-ON". Founder.

Kuba Gogolewski

Jakub „Kuba” Gogolewski

member of the Board of the Foundation. An economist who has worked in the international organization CEE Bankwatch Network and with Greenpeace Poland and engaged himself in the Programme for Climate of the Polish Green Network. He specializes in energy investments and their financing and the impact of socio-environmental changes in the energy sector.

Katarzyna Czupryniak

EU project specialist. Biologist and environmentalist by education with a passion for water ecosystems, computer graphics and GIS.She engages in activities related to active nature protection and ecological education. A member of the RT-ON Coalition associated with Eastern Wielkopolska, since 2014 has been running the Odkrywka.info portal.

Other members of the Board

Anna Drążkiewicz

is the Communica­tions Coordinator of CAN Europe. She joined the team in December 2014. She is responsible for media relations, web presence and acting as a spokesperson, among others. Pre­viously, she was working in com­munications within the environmental movement in Poland for more than four years. Ania holds a Masters in Political Science from University of Warsaw. Member of the Foundation Board from 2016.

Zbigniew Barski

Zbigniew Barski

Mayor of the rural commune of Gubin. Vice-chairman of the National Coalition „DY-OPMN" since 2011.

Other members of the Programme Board


Bartosz Kwiatkowski


Michał Wilczyński

dr Michał Wilczyński


Other Founders

Janusz Łucki

Vice-President of the Foundation

spokesman for the Coalition, cultural activist, local government. Founder.

Andrzej Holdenmajer

local government, ex-mayor of Ścinawa. Founder.

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