Chair of Studies on Integration Processes

The area of research interests

The Chair of Studies on Integration Processes has been established on 1 January 2015. It consists of one professor, two assistants professor and one assistant lecturer. In 2016 the Head of the Chair of Studies on Integration Processes prof. dr hab. Janusz Węc has been awarded with a prestigious EU grant – Jean Monnet Chair for the project titled: EUCRIS: European Union in Crisis: What is Wrong and How to Fix It? 

The Chair of Studies on Integration Processes carries out research in the following areas:

  • the European Union and the Eurozone regime
  • European Union law
  • decision-making system in the European Union
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defense Policy of the EU
  • policies within the EU's area of freedom, security and justice
  • the position of national parliaments in the EU
  • theory of international relations
  • institutionalization of integration processes in the world
  • Polish-German relations
  • Germany's foreign and security policy
  • European policy of Switzerland
  • European policy of Poland
  • political and party systems of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • methodology of empirical research
  • local government - public policy and system


The academic staff of the Chair of Studies on Integration Processes conduct the courses on three programmes: international relations, national security and political science. The subjects of the lectures and exercises are as follows:

  • European integration
  • the institutions of the European Union
  • Intergovernmental Conference as a model of multilateral diplomacy of the European Union
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU
  • Common Security and Defense Policy of the EU
  • public institutions in the EU
  • institutionalization of integration processes in the world
  • regionalization and institutionalization of security
  • international humanitarian law of armed conflict
  • Polish-German relations
  • parties and party systems in the European Union

 

 

Contact details

address: ul. Wenecja 2
rooms No. 20-21

Head of the Chair: prof. Janusz Węc, PhD

 

Position: professor

 
Professor of the humanities in the field of general contemporary history and international relations. The head of the Chair of Studies on Integration Processes at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Expert for the European Commission Representation in Poland and member of Team Europe, expert for the Kosciuszko Institute. Member of the Historical Commission at PAN (Polish Academy of Sciences), Kraków Branch Member of the following scientific associations (among others): Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik, Towarzystwo Instytutu Zachodniego w Poznaniu, Polskie Towarszystwo Studiów Międzynarodowych, Polskie Towarzystwo Studiów Europejskich, Stowarzyszenie Germanistów Polskich, Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne. Author of more than 200 academic papers published in Poland and abroad, including 18 monographs and syntheses, on the political system of European Communities and European Union, European and non-European integration, Polish-German relations, contemporary history of Germany, and also on German political system.
 
 
Research interests:
  • European and non-European integration 
  • the political system of the European Union 
  • policies of the European Union 
  • the institutionalisation of integration processes in the world 
  • Polish-German relations after 1945 
  • contemporary history of Germany 
  • political system of the Federal Republic of Germany 
  • foreign policy of the Federal Republic of Germany 
 

Agnieszka Nitszke, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Doctor of humanities in the field of political science. Assistant professor at the Chair of Studies on Integration Processes at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University. Vice-President of the Kraków branch of Polish Association for European Studies, member of the Polish Association for International Studies. The author of the monograph Zasady ustroju federalnego w państwach niemieckojęzycznych. Studium porównawcze and several academic papers on political parties in Europe and European integration.

Research interests:
  • European and non-European integration; 
  • policies of the European Union; 
  • political parties and party systems; 
  • agencies of the European Union; 
  • political systems and party systems of German-speaking countries; 
  • Switzerland and its relations with EU. 

 

USOSWeb profile

Publications

Adam Kirpsza, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Doctor of social science in the field of political science. Assistant professor at the Chair of Studies on Integration Processes at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations JU. A graduate in law form the Faculty of Law and Administration JU. Member of the Polish Association for European Studies.

Research interests:

  • statistics 
  • European integration 
  • Decision-making process 
  • the legal system of the EU 
  • the political system of the EU 
  • methodology of empirical research 
  • legal status of national and ethnic minorities

 

USOSWeb profile 

Publications

Michał Dulak, PhD

Position: assistant lecturer with a doctor's degree

Doctor of social science in the field of political science. Assistant lecturer at the Chair of Studies on Integration Processes at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations JU.

Research interests:

  • European integration 
  • policies of the European Union 
  • national coordination of European policy 
  • Polish European policy 
  • national parliaments in the European Union 
  • local authorities - system and public policies

 

USOSWeb profile

 

Publications