Originally from Katowice, Poland, Magdalena Fuchs proudly calls herself Silesian. She is obtained a master degree in law at Jagiellonian University in Kraków and her master thesis was focused on the European Union and the problem of irregular migration. During her studies, she has spent a semester abroad at Lyon Catholic University in France. She has been engaged in voluntary work for a long time. She gained experience through her volunteer work with elderly people and children. Moreover, while studying abroad, she was s engaged in organizing the most necessary help for migrants and people experiencing homelessness. She also was extremely involved in volunteering at the Jewish Community Center in Kraków, where she was actively taking part in rebuilding Jewish life and fighting against antisemitism and stereotypes about Jews in her surroundings. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, especially hitchhiking, cooking, and learning foreign languages. She speaks French fluently and is learning Italian and Russian. Currently, she is studying European Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Europe.
Updated September 2020
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We thank the Landecker Democracy Fellowship Admissions Committee 2021
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