Warsaw (ISUW)

Founded in 1816, the University of Warsaw (UW) is the largest university in Poland with more than 2,800 faculty members among its 5,500 employees and more than 60,700 students. The university promotes interdisciplinary approaches, integrating research methods from diverse fields, and it facilitates the creation of multidisciplinary research teams to tackle combined projects going beyond the competencies of individual departments or institutes. The institution actively participates in the work of numerous organisations, associations and international networks. At the European level, over 60 European research projects are currently implemented at the UW under European Commission Framework Six Programme.

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Wiesława Kozek

Wieslawa KozekPhD, Professor at the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests are European integration, labour markets, industrial relations and sociology of organisations. She has widespread experience as a top expert and evaluator, particularly in the field of labour market and human resources development.
Wiesława Kozek gained a Master degree in Sociology from Warsaw University (1974) and PhD in Sociology from Polish Academy of Sciences (1979), Senior Lecturer Reader in Sociology (1990 – 93) and Professor of Sociology at Warsaw University (1993 – ). Director of Institute of Sociology at Warsaw University (1999 – 2001, 2005- 2008), Program Assistant for Department of Labor, USA responsible for „Master Degree Program in Labor Relations in Poland” 1999- 2001, the  Founder and the Chairwoman of the Labor Relations and HRM Program at Warsaw University in 1994 – 2004.  Chair of the Labour Relations and Human Resources Unit at Warsaw University and Chair of Sociology of Work and Organisation Departmet at Institute of Sociology.
She has been involved in several nation-wide projects in Poland as a part of the international  initiatives: Privatisation of Public Services and the Impact on Labour Relations, Employment, and Quality ” PIQUE” (6.th UE Framework), 2006-2009, Foreign Direct Investment Impact on the Labour Relations in EEC, Bremen University, 2004 – 2005, Bremen, Vive Project – Examine Vice-Versa Effects between Workers’ Participation Practices and Making Use of the European Legal Framework in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, 2004- 2005, Wilke, Maack und Partner for European Commission, Hamburg,  Gender and Work in Accession Countries, 2003- 2004, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, The role of the social partners in the European Employment Strategy,   2002-2003,  Centre de Recherche Europeenne pour l’emploi et les resources humaines, Toulouse,  Collective Bargaining in Europe 1998 – 2002, ETUI; Labour Relations & Political Change in Eastern Europe, 1993-1996, University of Kent, Canterbury;  Social Dialog  in EEC, 2001, European Foundation for Improvement the Living and Working Conditions, Dublin.

Marianna Zieleńska

is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Sociology. Her research interests are concentrated on the functioning of the public sector, among other things: public administration, labour market and social assistance institutions, Open Method of Coordination, educational policy. She has participated in various national and international projects concerning public policy such as: “Rescaling Social Welfare Policies. A Comparative Study on the Path towards Multi-level Governance”(coordinated by European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research), “The Research on the Functioning of the Public Employment Service in the current legislative and organizational framework” (expertise for Ministry of Labour and Social Policy), “Stakeholder Involvement in the OMC” (expertise for European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG ), “WORKABLE – Making Capabilities Work” (7th Framework Programme); She has worked as an evaluator of several major projects, among others: Social Integration Programme  implemented in the framework of Post-accessional Programme for Support of the Rural Areas (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, World Bank) and Transition Facility 2004-2006. Currently she is a national expert in the European Working Conditions Observatory coordinated by Eurofound.

Julia Kubisa

PhD, researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw. Completed PhD thesis on trade union activism of feminized occupational groups, the patterns of organization and forms of protests of nurses and midwives, impact of health care system reform on work conditions and trade unions’ activity. Her research interests are gendered division of labour, industrial relations and sociology of organisations.
She has worked as a participant and country expert of many national and international research projects, among others: “Privatisation of Public Services and the Impact on Labour Relations, Employment, and Quality” (PIQUE, European Commission Framework Six Programme); “Precarious work amongst students in Europe (PRECSTUDE)” coordinated by Working Lives Research Institute (London Metropolitan University, UK), for European Commission (DG Employment); „International mobility of health care workers. Impact on trade unions”,coordinated by University of Hertfordshire, UK, for EPSU;  “Actors’ labour market – Warsaw case” with prof. W. Kozek IS UW for Polish Trade Union of Actors; „Gender and care in the context of health care system reform in Poland. Focus on nurses and midwives” Polish – Norwegian Research Fund; „Mapping study on the Trade Union practices in fighting discrimination and promoting diversity” coordinated by Working Lives Research Institute for European Commission.