Research and Teaching Teams

The European and Global Political Processes Team
    • dr hab. Bogdan Góralczyk, prof. UW, leader
    • doc. dr Artur Adamczyk
    • doc. dr Olga Barburska
    • dr hab. Dariusz Milczarek, prof. UW
    • dr Małgorzata Pacek
    • dr Kamil Zajączkowski

The scope of activities

The group conducts courses and research showing the political dimension of the EU as an international organisation and the activity of European states implementing their priorities in foreign policy. The group’s objective is to present the EU as an active and multidimensional body acting on the regional (European) and global levels and to describe the most important differences and problems between the Member States in shaping EU’s external policy.

The group’s research activities are closely related with its teaching activities. The basic thematic blocks include: Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Safety and Defense Policy, EU internal policy, EU political history, European negotiations, conflicts in Europe, political systems in Europe, international organisations in Europe, international political relations in Europe and in the world, diplomatic protocol, Polish foreign policy in the EU.

Specialised thematic blocks include: European Neighbourhood Policy, Eastern Partnership and Mediterrenean and Northern Dimension of the EU, the Balkan problems in Europe, EU intergation policy, transatlantic relations, Asia and China in EU policy, EU relations with Latin American and African countries, EU against the development problems in the world, relations between Poland and Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus), Polish-German relations after 1989.

The European Union Economy Team
    • prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Jasiecki, leader
    • dr hab. Paweł Kozłowski, prof. UW
    • dr hab. Agata Dziewulska
    • dr Anna M. Ostrowska

The scope of activities

The group conducts courses and research concerning EU economy and the economy of individual Member States, as well as the place of the EU in the emerging (post-crisis) economic order. The group’s activities are focused on explaining the mechanisms, reasons and global trends affecting the functioning of EU economy. Research and teaching on the role of Polish economy in the EU, as well as the analysis of the effects of implementing each sector policy, also play an important part.

Research works and teaching activities conducted by the team are closely related and concern such subjects as: Polish integration policy in the economic dimension, Pluralism of socio-economic systems in Europe, Economic analysis of the European Union, European Union finances, EU and the global economic order, EU Internal Market, Open economy, Economic and Monetary Union, EU Sectoral Policies in the new financial perspective, economic external relations of the EU, EU and the rules and principles of the WTO.

The European Union Law Team
    • prof. dr hab. Władysław Czapliński, leader
    • prof. dr hab. Wojciech Sadruski
    • dr hab. Marcin Olszak
    • dr Patrycja Dąbrowska-Kłosińska
    • doc. dr Jana Planavova-Latanowicz

The scope of the activities

The lawyer team of the Centre for Europe seeks to combine teaching activities and research with meeting practical needs. The members of the group conduct academic courses on European Union law (institutional and substantive law), public international law, international trade law and the basics of Polish law (private and public law). The courses are conducted in Polish, English and French.

The group’s research activities are conducted in the following fields:

  • in the field of European Union law: police and judicial cooperation within the EU, EU administrative and institutional law, Community system of legal protection, European private law, competition law and its application in international trade arbitration, state aid, problems of services of general economic interest, including the influence of EU law on the models of financing services of general economic interest in the Member States, risk regulation in the EU, including the law of biotechnology and product safety, environment protection and food law, derogative powers of the Member States;
  • in the field of comparative law: administrative law and regulative problems, in particular in the context of comparative legal studies and the methodology of public law studies and the Europeanisation of national law;
  • in the field of public international law: international responsibility, the use of force, succession of states, international recognition, police and judicial cooperation within the EU.

The group participates actively in research works conducted in cooperation with other national and foreign institutions. In addition, the members of the group take part in works commissioned by state authorities and bussiness entities in the fields of their interests.

The  European Socio-Cultural Processes Team
    • dr hab. Danuta Chmielowska
    • dr Agnieszka Chmielewska
    • mgr Dorota Jurkiewicz-Eckert
    • dr Mirella Kurkowska
    • dr Bohdan Misiuna
    • dr hab. Mikołaj Rakusa-Suszczewski, leader

The scope of the activities

The group conducts courses and research on cultural and social problems in the context of courses conducted in the Centre (under two majors: International Relations and European Studies). The theoretical research perspective developed on the basis of philosophy, sociology, cultural anthropology, art history and the history of Academic Section For European Socio-Cultural Processesideas, psychology, social psychology and political economy is focused on the current problems of the multinational, multiethnic and multicultural European society. Research works conducted by the team concern, among other things: the influence of ideas on economic development, the crisis of the post-industrial society, the dynamics of national cultures and attitudes to European integration, the evolution of administrative and bureaucratic cultures, the rapid modernisation of rural cultures and the homogenisation of culture, the morals and mentality in Europe, the history of museums and collections. The group’s works are diverse but share the same objective: all phenomena of social life (in particular politics, law, economy, and administration) are marked with culture, and the belief that any point of view can be neutral and autonomous is a fiction.

The Information Society and European Information Team

    • dr hab. Marta Grabowska, prof. UW, leader
    • doc. dr Anna Ogonowska

The scope of the activities

The team has existed in the Centre for Europe at the University of Warsaw from its very beginnings. The task of this group was at first to provide the Centre with written and electronic sources of information of the European Communities. Therefore the Centre for Europe launched the creation of the European Documentation Centre (EDC) – an element of a network of information centres established by the European Commission at universities which conduct teaching and research activities focusing on European integration. At present, the EDC is located in the Library of the European Centre at the University of Warsaw and is managed by highly qualified staff.

Furthermore, the group is responsible for a set of courses sharing the title “European Information Systems” in educational programmes under the majors: “European Studies” and “European Integration”, available at the Centre for Europe both as full-time, part-time and postgraduate studies. These courses involve lectures and regular classes in a computer lab, where students can, for instance, learn to use modern information systems made available by EU institutions.

Apart from that, the group’s activities include studies and research. Students can write Bachelor and Masters theses on European information systems, and the academic staff conduct research and publish academic papers on the information society, and in particular on its development in the EU, on the typology of information sources and on EU information policy.