Institute of European Studies – Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Institute of European Studies – Jagiellonian University in Kraków


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The Institute of European Studies makes part of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at Jagiellonian University – the oldest and the leading university in Poland. IES is known for its interdisciplinary approach, combining the perspectives of anthropology, economy, cultural studies, political science and international relations, history, law and sociology on Europe.

IES participates in research networks and international consortia, notably the research projects funded by the Horizon 2020 “POPREBEL. Populist rebellion against modernity in 21st-century Eastern Europe: neo-traditionalism and neo-feudalism” (2019-2021) and “EU3D. EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy” (2019-2023). IES has been participating in COST Actions as well as numerous Jean Monnet Networks and it has been involved in a number of nationally funded projects.

Educationally, IES hosts BA and MA programmes in European Studies in Polish and a variety of BA, study abroad and international MA in English. IES is a part of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network: ‘Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism’ (FATIGUE) (2018-2022) coordinated by University College London.

The main research activities of IES focus on following areas: transformations of collective identities in Europe; Euroscepticism, populism and contestation of European integration in Europe and especially in Central and Eastern Europe; democracy and democratisation; EU foreign policy, external relations with special focus on neighbourhood and EU enlargement; public and cultural diplomacy in European context; EU institutions and politics, differentiated integration and future of Europe; regions and regionalism; migrations in Europe, legal perspectives on European integration including human rights, EU anti-discrimination law, gender and law; heritage and memory studies; European art and culture.

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