Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań

Faculty of Political Science and Journalism

The Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at AMU is one of the leading political science centers in Poland with study programs in political science, international relations, security studies and journalism, 4000 students and 150 lecturers.

Numerous projects in the field of border studies have been implemented in the recent years by the Faculty members (usually in international consortia), including (among others):

  • KA2 Higher Education – International Capacity Building “Rethinking Regional Studies: The Baltic-Black Sea Connection (BBSR)”, 15.10.2017 – 14.10.2020,
  • Transborder cooperation in Europe, a local scale geopolitics. Analisys in five European countries of good practices for the integration and local development (a project funded by a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness no. CSO2015-67124-R)
  • Boundaries Revisited. Conceptual Turn in European Border Practices, 01.2014-28.02.2015 (project funded by Collegium Polonicum)
  • Dissolution of border regions. EGTC as an instrument of territorial cooperation of municipalities in Europe (2013-2015, funded by the Viadrina Center for B/order in Motion of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt
  • Phantom borders in Central and Eastern Europe (2012-2015, funded by the German Bundesministerium für Bilding und Forschung,
  • European Exclaves in the Process of De-bordering and Re-bordering (02.2012-28.02.2013, funded by Collegium Polonicum)
  • BRAINS Bulgarian-Romanian Area Identities: Neighborhood Study (07.2011-11.01.2013 funded by the Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania-Bulgaria 2007-2013)
  • De-bordering, Re-bordering and symbols on the European Boundaries (01.2011-31.12.2011 funded by Collegium Polonicum)
  • Conflict and Cooperation in Divided Cities (01.2009-31.12.2009 funded by Collegium Polonicum)


The Faculty organizes on yearly bases one of the biggest political science conferences in Poland “Europe of the 21st Century” (see:, with over 300 participants on average in the field of European Studies. Panels related to borders are always proposed and the event’s venue is Collegium Polonicum in Słubice – the Polish-German academic institution located on the border and focusing on border studies (see: The AMU has a strategic partnership with the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. The partners co-lead the world’s exceptional border academic institution the Collegium Polonicum.

CEEPUS Coordinator: Jarosław Jańczak (associate professor in the Department of International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science)

Jarosław Jańczak is a political scientist, Europeanist, researcher of borders. His academic interests focus around borders and border areas within the context of European integration processes. They cover the phenomena of debordering and rebordering, cross-border governance, European integration on the micro-scale, as well as cross-border cooperation. Author of over 140 academic articles, visiting lecturer at numerous American, Asian and European universities.

To find out more about Jarosław see: