Department of European Law
Research areas, joint publications of employees of the Chair of European Law
The head of the Department of European Law at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences is Prof. Dr Monika Szwarc.
The research conducted by the employees of the Department of European Law at the ILS–PAS concerns the application and implementation of European Union law in the national legal order. In particular, the issues of the judicial application of EU law and the protection of human rights and fundamental rights are analysed, and these issues are addressed in both general and theoretical terms, as well as in regard to selected areas of European Union law, such as judicial cooperation in criminal matters, asylum and immigration law and anti-discrimination law. An important leitmotiv of the research is the identification of constitutional and axiological challenges for (the unity of) the European Union and attempts to respond to these challenges. One additional important area of research conducted at the Department of European Law surrounds issues of European constitutionalism, in particular the national and constitutional identity of a member state of the European Union and pluralistic concepts of the relationship between EU law and national law. The research is conducted within the framework of research grants and in cooperation with recognised national and foreign research centres. The results of the research are published in peer-reviewed national and foreign journals and monographs.
Joint publications of the research team of the Chair of European Law
- Application of European Union law by the courts, A. Wróbel (ed.), Volume II – Principles – jurisprudence – literature, edited by M. Szwarc-Kuczer, K. Kowalik-Bańczyk, Warsaw 2007;
- Judicial cooperation in civil and criminal cases, A. Wróbel, W. Czapliński (eds.), Warsaw 2007;
Charter of Fundamental Rights in the European and national legal order, A. Wróbel (ed.), Warsaw 2009;
- Application of European Union law by the courts, Volume I, Issue 2, A. Wróbel (ed.) Warsaw 2010;
Ensuring the efficiency of judgments of international courts in the Polish legal order, A. Wróbel (ed.), Warsaw 2011;
- Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary, A. Wróbel (ed.), Warsaw 2013;
The effects of non-notification of the technical regulations of the Gambling Act for the Republic of Poland, M. Taborowski (ed.), Warsaw 2017
- The employees of the Department of European Law were also involved as editors and co-authors — under the academic supervision of Prof. Andrzej Wróbel — in the preparation of the following publications:
- A commentary to the Treaty establishing the European Community (Volume I edited by D. Miąsik and N. Półtorak, Warsaw 2008; Volume II edited by K. Kowalik-Bańczyk and M. Szwarc-Kuczer, Warsaw 2009; Volume III edited by J. Łacny and D. Kornobis-Romanowska, Warsaw 2010) and
- A commentary to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Volume I edited by D. Miąsik and N. Półtorak, Warsaw 2012; Volume II edited by K. Kowalik-Bańczyk and M. Szwarc-Kuczer, Warsaw 2012; Volume III edited by J. Łacny and D. Kornobis-Romanowska, 2012).
Ongoing scientific projects
- Work for ‘The legal system of the European Union’ (‘System Prawa Unii Europejskiej’) (Beck) — Prof. A. Wróbel, Prof. Dr M. Szwarc, Prof. D. Miąsik and Ph.D Agnieszka Sołtys
- Research carried out under grant no. 2014/13/B/HS5/00528: The national and co,tutional identity of a European Union Member State — head of the project: Prof. Andrzej Wróbel,
- Research carried out under grant no. NCN 2017/27/B/HS5/03043: European constitutionalism: A pluralistic concept of the relationship between EU and national law in case law — head of the project: Prof. Andrzej Wróbel; co-investigator: Ph.D Agnieszka Sołtys,
- Research carried out under grant no. UMO-2017/27/B/HS5/02073: Free movement of services in the collaborative economy model: Regulatory challenges in the European Union internal market — Prof. Dr Monika Szwarc.