Department of European Law

Department of European Law

Research areas, joint publications of employees of the Chair of European Law:

The head of the Chair of European Law at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences is prof. dr Monika Szwarc

Research conducted by employees of the Chair of European Law of the Institute of Legal Studies 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 analyzed, and these issues are taken both in general and theoretical terms, as well as in selected areas of European Union law, such as e.g. judicial cooperation in criminal matters, asylum and immigration law, 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 of the important areas of research conducted in the Chair of European Law is, moreover, the 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 and national law. Research is conducted, among others, within the framework of research grants and in cooperation with recognized national and foreign research centers. 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 courts, A. Wróbel (ed.), Volume II – Principles – jurisprudence – literature, edited by M. Szwarc-Kuczer, K. Kowalik-Bańczyk, Warsaw 2007, pp. 1049;
  • Judicial cooperation in civil and criminal cases, A. Wróbel, W. Czapliński (ed.), Warsaw 2007, pp. 490;
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights in the European and national legal order, A. Wróbel (ed.), Warsaw 2009, pp. 396;
  • Application of European Union law by the courts, volume I, issue 2, A. Wróbel (ed.) Warsaw 2010, pp. 1060;
  • Ensuring the efficiency of judgments of international courts in the Polish legal order, A. Wróbel (ed.), Warsaw 2011, pp. 976;
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights. Commentary, A. Wróbel (ed.), Warsaw 2013, pp. 1443;
  • 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 Chair of European Law were also involved as editors of the volumes and co-authors in the preparation – under the scientific supervision of prof. Andrzej Wróbel:
  • 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);
  • Commentary to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (volume 1, edited by D. Miąsik and N. Półtorak, Warsaw 2012, pp. 1352, volume II, edited by K. Kowalik-Bańczyk and M. Szwarc-Kuczer, Warsaw 2012, pp. 1692 volume III edited by J. Łacny and D. Kornobis-Romanowska, 2012, p. 1240).

Ongoing scientific projects:

  • publication works on “System Prawa Unii Europejskiej” (Beck) – prof. A. Wróbel, prof. M. Szwarc, prof. D. Miąsik, dr Agnieszka Sołtys;
  • research carried out under the grant No. 2014/13/B/ HS5/00528 National and constitutional identity of a European Union Member State – the head of the grant project: prof. Andrzej Wróbel;
  • research carried out under the grant NCN 2017/27/B/HS5/03043: European constitutionalism. Pluralistic concept of the relation between EU and national law in case law. The head of the grant project: prof. Andrzej Wróbel; co-investigator: dr Agnieszka Sołtys;
  • research carried out under the grant Free movement of services in the collaborative economy model – regulatory challenges in the European Union internal market (UMO-2017/27/B/HS5/02073) – prof. Monika Szwarc.