The Foundation for European Studies – European Institute in Lodz was set up in 1993 as a State Treasury foundation.
According to its Founding Statute, the European Institute offers a wide range of training programmes, research, information and publishing activities related to the European integration matters.
Since its commencement, the European Institute, thanks to its own team’s engagement supported by a network of Polish and foreign partner institutions as well as by a large pool of cooperating experts, has implemented almost 800 various activities, namely trainings, conferences (including 15 international ones), seminars and workshops devoted to the widely-understood European integration process. The above-mentioned undertakings were addressed to over 35 000 participants representing the Polish public administration at the central, regional and local levels as well as the Polish members of Parliament.
During its 19-year-long activity, the Institute elaborated and published several hundred of multifarious expert papers, including more than 100 book publications.
For many years the European Institute has been a member of international research networks (TEPSA, NISPACee, EuroMeSCo), a member of the network of Regional Centres for European Information, cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as a member of the nation-wide network of Regional Institutes for the European Social Fund.
Within its mandate, the Institute has also been organising the targeted-driven training cycles and information activities addressed to the education sector, NGOs, various professional groups as well as the beneficiaries of the EU-funded programmes.
The present offer of the European Institute thus covers the training programmes, research and information projects related to the legal, institutional, economic and social aspects of European integration, in particular the EU sectoral policies, the European Union’s institutional structure and the EU decision-making process, EU-funding, the EU external relations, the EU law-related matters, the EU enlargement process and the EU’s relations with its neighbouring states as well as the approximation of the national legal systems to that of the European Union.
Upon request and in cooperation with the public and private entities, the Institute renders the research and training services as well as undertakes the public awareness activities within its scope of competence mentioned above.
We look forward to cooperating.