Paweł Prokop studied German studies in Warsaw and Berlin and History and Political Science at the FU Berlin.
He found his place inside the German-Polish youth exchange starting from being a participant, language interpreter and organizing projects of youth exchange until he became part of the German-Polish Youth Cooperation (DPJW) in Potsdam. After 8 years he changed into the field of development cooperation and worked at Engagement Global gGmbH as a project coordinator and later as a project manager in the field of extracurricular exchange projects for groups from Germany and the countries of the Global South. Since June 2018 he has been leading the section of international youth exchange inside Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V.
Paweł Prokop has been member of the board since 2019 and its chair since October 2020.
Bernd Böttcher, after working as a volunteer in Krzyżowa for one year, studied Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). After work experiences in Ukraine he managed an exchange of professionals between Germany, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at APOLLO e.V. He was chairman of the association until 2019. In 2016 he started coordinating the initative „Austausch macht Schule", understanding itself as a lobby for the idea of international exchange and working for better political conditions especially for conducting school exchanges in Germany.
Bernd Böttcher has been member of the board since September 2019; he was in this position also in the years 2003-2009.