A graduate of the University of Warsaw (PL) and University of Bristol (UK), she has worked in the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Polish Council of Ministers. In the period 1991-2009 she was Director of the Rural Development Bureau at the Cooperation Fund in Poland, managing EU-funded projects and programmes totalling over €70 million. As one of the founders and member of the board of the Polish Rural Forum, she has initiated or been involved in activities related to the preparation and implementation of the LEADER approach in Poland. Since June 2009 she is Thematic and Territorial Coordinator in FARNET. From 2014 till 2016 she was the key expert in charge of LEADER at the Contact Point of the ENRD.
Urszula Budzich-Tabor was panelist at Mini-Plenary 4: Evaluation of the Local Development Strategies in a results-oriented programming