The scope of enquiry in this area revolves around the interdependencies of Polish and EU institutional and legal systems. Their fundamental aspect is the necessity to adapt the Polish decision-making system and coordinate European policy. We analyse the real rationale and interests that determine the European policy of individual Member States. Our research and expert reports demonstrate practical benefits and tangible implications of European integration at a political, social, and economic level as well as formulate compelling recommendations based on a realistic approach to the objectives of Poland’s policy within the EU framework. Our Institute also monitors and reviews the activity of Polish representatives in the EU.
Projects run as part of this programme area are aimed at monitoring Polish and EU legislation as well as examining and giving the public access to impartial data and information about the actions undertaken by a broadly defined public power. These initiatives are instrumental in instigating and driving permanent and positive change and the advancement of social skills to appropriately assess, verify, and control the government. They also intend to foster the principle of the rule of law, enhance democratic standards, and increase transparency and ethics in public life. In this context, the most fundamental aspect of our research is the phenomenon of corruption in Poland which continues to exist in our public life and business, calling for advanced anti-corruption measures to be taken. In order to effectively combat the pathology of corruption, we recommend more innovative and sophisticated anti-corruption mechanism, such as codes of ethics, audits, and training. As part of this programme area, we also engage in projects that share best practices of democratic governance with our Eastern partners and support the development of Polish social diplomacy.