European Institute




Research Director and EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Maria Karasinska-Fendler


General Statement
The European Institute in Lodz was founded as a non-profit organisation in 1993 and since then it carries out its statutory objectives: preparation of the full integration of Poland into the European Union; advance training of public administration officers in problems of European integration; dissemination of knowledge concerning European integration e.g. through education, research and training; academic, scientific and technological, educational, information and publishing activities; co-operation with foreign organisations and institutions; grouping of lecturers, authors and propagators of European integration around the Institute’s goals, at home and abroad.


To achieve its goals the Institute leads:
• Training activities addressed to various target groups: public servants of central, regional and local level, students, teachers, NGOs, entrepreneurs, youth and general public,
• Research activities related to the European integration process in its legal, economic, social and cultural aspects,
• Publishing activities (more than 100 books),
• Information activities through EU Information Centre and Regional Centre for European Information and open to the public events (exhibitions, open lectures, cultural events, debates, competitions etc),
• International co-operation realised within several networks and projects.

Areas of work
European integration in its political, legal, economic, cultural, social and global dimensions; European Partnership, EU Neighbourhood policy; Intercultural dialogue, Democratisation and transformation; European negotiations; Global challenges; EU Programmes; Regional development.

Objective of the Euromed / Middle East programme
European Institute’s particular expertise and value added for EuroMeSCo lays in its experience in conceptual, research, training, education and information experience in developing Poland’s and CEEC’s relations with the EU, starting from the former non-democratic communist regime and coming to the full independence, democracy and membership in European and International organisations and becoming an important actor at the global arena. It aims at being a conceptual and pragmatic asset for development of the dialogue between the EU and South Mediterranean countries through participation in research, advisory, educational and informative activities offered to the network and Southern partners.

Membership to other networks
- Trans European Policy Studies Association - TEPSA
- European Community Studies Association - ECSA
- Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration - NISPA
- Europe Culture

Practical information
European Institute,
262/264 Piotrkowska Street,
90-361 Lodz, Poland
Phone: +48 42 29 10 300




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