European Studies Overview
The interest in European Studies in Poland has been rising since the early 1990s. This phenomenon was also intensified after the Polish accession to the EU. The fulfillment of the adjustment programme contains activities in a field of adoption and implementation of the European legal regulations as well as the establishment of economic structures and mechanisms.
The process of Polish adjustment to the functioning in the EU structures has many political, economic, social and legal features. This process has a great influence on Polish economy, state administration, institutions, trade organizations, companies, non-profit organizations, social groups and citizens’ lives. The moment of accession does not end this process. In fact the integration of Polish economy with the EU structures is a long-term and multistage process. The change of rules in the functioning in a new legal and institutional system and in also in a different surrounding creates the need for specialists in all aspects of European issues. We are teaching experts, in particular high qualified lawyers and economists, who understand the principles of the EU functioning, decision-making mechanisms and the rules of cooperation with European institutions. These specialists will take part in the process of the enhancement and development of Polish economy and will know how to effectively benefit from the EU financial support.
Thus, apart from the formal regulations, the human factor is becoming more important – the potential of Polish public and private administration will shape the reality of our economic development. That is why human resources preparation becomes the priority task. The European Studies Programme is therefore addressed to those, who are interested in contemporary European issues or whose occupation requires the expansion of knowledge on European integration. A growing social demand for specialists in this field can be observed in the past few years. The European Studies Programme brings wide theoretical knowledge on European integration, especially on institutional (the EU institutional system, decision-making process, range of competences and rights of the EU institutions), legal (legal system, Community law sources, types of legal acts and their functioning in the national legal system) and economic aspects (micro and macroeconomics of integration processes, internal market integration, the idea of a common market and principles of free flow of goods, people, services and capital and its consequences on common policies). The studies are addressed also to candidates willing to work in the institutions of the EU and to those who seek employment in consultative and lobbing institutions in Brussels.