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History

The history of the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University is associated with the establishment of the Inter-Faculty Department of European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in 1993. In 1999, the Inter-faculty Department was transformed into the Department of European Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy. In 2001, the Department of European Studies was incorporated into the structure of the Institute of Regional Studies - a newly established unit at the JU Faculty of International and Political Studies. In 2004, the Department was transformed into the Institute of European Studies and became part of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

The purpose of establishing the Department of European Studies and the present Institute of European Studies has been to conduct teaching and research in the field of European studies. Such a formulation of objectives determines the interdisciplinary nature of the unit, which approaches the European issues from the perspective of several sciences: anthropology, economics, cultural studies, political studies, sociology, and law.

The development of teaching activities at the Institute of European studies include:

  • 2012: Signing of EUROPLATA - an agreement for cooperation between Europe and Argentina within the framework of Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window
  • 2011: Launch of an Intensive Programme "Identities and Citizenship in Europe" within a framework of Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus Era in cooperation with Matej Bel University in Slovakia
  • 2009: Launch of a new MA in Euroculture specialisation Europeanization and Governance In Central and Eastern Europe
  • 2009: Signing of an agreement for cooperation between Europe and Mexico within the framework of Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window
  • 2007: Signing of a bilateral agreement with the University College London (UCL) and start of a programme: Double Degree International Masters in Economy, State and Society with reference to Central and Eastern Europe
  • 2005: Accession to the network of universities running the MA programme: IMPREST
  • 2004: Accession to the network of universities running the programme: MA in Euroculture
  • 2004: Transformation of the BA and MA (undergraduate and graduate) programmes: cultural studies with a specialization in European studies into the programme: European studies
  • 2003: Signing of a bilateral agreement with the University of Vienna and start of the programme: Double Degree in European Studies
  • 2002: Start of the full-time and part-time undergraduate BA programme: cultural studies, with a specialization in European studies
  • 2002: Launch of the international program of study: Undergraduate Study Abroad
  • 2001: Launch of the non-degree post-diploma programme "European Humanities Studies for Teachers"
  • 2000: Launch of the international programme: MA in European Studies
  • 2000: Launch of the non-degree post-diploma programme "Knowledge about the Holocaust"
  • 2000: Launch of the full-time second-cycle graduate programme: cultural studies, with a specialization in European studies
  • 1996: Launch of the two-year non-degree post-diploma programme in the field of European Studies
  • 1994: Launch of the four-year doctoral programme

The Institute's research activities include:

  • 2016: Project 'Securatization of the immigration crisis in the European Union. A critical analysis of discoursive interactions and security narratives (funded by National Science Centre)
  • 2016: Project 'PLATO - The Post-crisis Legitimacy of the European Union - European Training Network' (funded by European Commission)
  • 2015: Project 'Evaluation of arbitrability regulation in Polish law - comparative analysis ' (funded by National Science Centre)
  • 2013: Project 'Migration and Europeanisation. European Identity Building in an Institutional and Interactive Perspective' (funded by National Science Centre)
  • 2012: Project 'Concept of Urban Governance and Sustainable Urban Development Policy - The Case of Brussels' (funded by Polish National Science Centre)
  • 2010: Project 'Italian Nationalism - origin and evolution of ideology' (funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
  • 2010: Project 'The European Union after the enlargement of the east. The new Member States and amending the Union' (funded by the EEA and Norway Grants)
  • 2009: Project 'Socio-economic base of the construction of national identity. The case of the Basque Country' (funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
  • 2009: Project 'Education at Memorial Sites and Human Rights Education' (funded by Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union)
  • 2009: Project 'Liechtenstein in the Twentieth Century. State - Politics - Society' (funded by the Scholarship and Training Fund of the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism)
  • 2008: Project 'Researching Antisemitism and Attitudes toward the Holocaust among Polish Youth' (funded by The Rothschild Foundation Europe, the Task Force for International Cooperation for Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, Foundation pour la Memoire de la Shoah)
  • 2008: Project 'Implementation of Community law into national law on the example of Polish and German decision-making process in the environmental law (funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
  • : Project 'Circular migration and the processes of Europeanisation and the construction of a European identity: The case of Polish migrants in Belgium' (funded by  Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
  • 2007: Project 'RECON - Reconstructing Democracy In Europe' (under the 6th Framework Programme, funded by the European Commission)
  • 2007: Project 'The Transnationalization of Struggles for Recognition - Women and Jews in France, Germany and Poland in the 20th Century' (funded by Volkswagenschtiftung)
  • 2005: Project 'La place, un patrymoine europeen' (funded by the European Commission)
  • 2003-2006: Project 'Curriculum for Children of Migrant Workers' (funded by the European Commission)
  • 2002-2003: Project 'Regular conference of municipalities and regions in Europe in the years 1957-1992' (funded by The Tokyo Foundation)
  • 2002-2003: Project 'Peace/Tolerance Education for Children' (funded by the Bureau for Children's Rights, Montreal, Canada)
  • 1995-1998: Coordination of the project 'Tempus-Phare Church-State Relations in Contemporary Europe' (funded by the European Commission)
  • 1994-1997: Coordination of the project 'Tempus-Phare European Culture and Society' (funded by the European Commission)

To get the full list of completed and ongoing research projects, see the "Projects" section.