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EU Industry Days 2023

Jakub Boratyński

Portrait of Jakub Boratyński

As Director for Networks and Governance in the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs ( DG GROW) at the European Commission, Jakub Boratyński deals with Single Market policies related to services, the recognition of professional qualifications, skills and market surveillance.

Furthermore, the directorate is responsible for supporting industrial networks and alliances, including the Industrial Forum, the European Enterprise Network and cluster organisations as well as coordinating the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs communication and outreach activities and relations with the European Parliament and Council. 

Between 2014 and 2021, Jakub worked in the European Commission’s Directorate-General Communication Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT) with a primary focus on cybersecurity. Among others, he was involved in legislative negotiations (NIS1 and NIS2 Directives, Cybersecurity Act), the preparation of the Commission’s Recommendation for a common EU approach to the security of 5G networks, the EU cyber-security strategy’s actions on resilience and cooperation with the EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). 

Previously (2009-2013), Jakub was the Head of Unit ‘Organised Crime and Relations with EMCDDA’ at the European Commission’s Directorate-General Home Affairs, which had the lead responsibility for the fight against cybercrime, corruption, sexual abuse of children and confiscation of criminal assets. In relation to cybercrime, he was involved in the negotiation and drafting of two directives (on cyber-attacks and sexual exploitation of children) and the establishment of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). Previously, he worked on EU relations with Russia (Directorate-General External Relations). 

Before joining the European Commission, Jakub was a Director at the Stefan Batory Foundation in Warsaw and before that, a Policy Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 

Jakub is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Warsaw (international relations, law).