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IZROPA Institute supports: 6th Annual Conference, ‘Israeli Identities: Past, Present and Future', 10-12 September 2017 Wroclaw.

Organizer: European Association of Israeli Studies

The University of Wroclaw



Key speakers at the conference:


Itamar Rabinovich   Sammy Smooha   Doron Galezer
President; former Ambassador of Israel to the U.S. and Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University.   Professor of Sociology at the University of Haifa and recipient of the Israel Prize.   Law professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

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Our Mission

The primary mission of the Institute is to initiate and conduct research, create reports and analyzes on the following issues: the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, foreign policy, the State of Israel, the policy of the European Union and European countries to the Middle East conflict and the peace process, the Polish-Israeli and Polish foreign policy against the state of Israel. An innovative project to create the Institute IZROPA will outline political priorities towards Israel, not only in the context of Poland, but the entire Central European region and, consequently, will allow Poland to better shape an European foreign policy. The institute however not only serves to create a sphere of political analysis, but also to consolidate researchers, scholars and experts from the field of Israeli studies. One of the major priorities of the Institute is to support academic activities, so the Institute's dynamics is also directed to the scientific research, what will be translated into scholarly papers, reports and books. IZROPA Institute assumes to link both the scholarly and think tank areas of activities. Our plan is extremely ambitious: within 2-3 years we would like to become a major space of analysis of the subject of Israel-European relations in Poland, providing expertise to Polish political elites. Within upcoming 4-6 years, we desire to become a major center for strategic analysis of the Euro-Israeli relations in the whole Central Europe. I would like to emphasize this strongly: this is the first such specialized analytical center in the entire region of Central Europe. 

The IZROPA Institute is the first research unit in Central Europe dedicated to the analysis of Israeli-European relations. The IZROPA Institute is a highly profiled and specialized unit. The analysis is carried out in a meticulous manner in compliance with all principles of objectivity and professionalism. The core activities of the Institute are performed by the Expert Group, which continously analyzes the relations between Israel and Europe. It is worth noting that this is the only research group in Central Europe undertaking analysis of these issues. Our political analysis is supplemented by the expertise in the fields of economy and security.


About Us

Dr. Joanna Dyduch is the chairwoman of the IZROPA Institute and an adjunct at Wroclaw University. She has extensive experience in European policy towards Israel. She has published extensively on the issue of Polish-Israeli relations. Joanna is involved in operations of the European Association of Israeli Studies and also coordinates the operations of the IZROPA Institute. @: joanna.dyduch[at]izropa.eu

Dr. Jerzy Wojcik is the founder of the IZROPA Institute. In 2010 he obtained his doctorate at Jagiellonian University in the field of political science. He works constantly with specialists in the field of international relations both in Krakow and Warsaw. Dr. Wojcik is an expert at the Centre for International Affairs in Warsaw. He lectured at Vistula University in Warsaw and was one of the founders of the IZROPA Institute. He represents the IZROPA Institute in Krakow, Poland. @: jerzy.wojcik[at]izropa.eu

Dr. Artur Skorek - Assistant Professor at the Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University in Krakow (UJ), a trained political scientist specializing in Israel and international relations. He holds a PhD in international relations and an M.A. in international relations and religion studies from UJ. His research spans the areas of the political system in Israel, state-religion relations and international relations in the Middle East.

Dr. Aaron T. Walter teaches International Relations at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. A trained political scientist, he researches, lectures and writes on the topic of the U.S. foreign policy with the focus on Israel, and European- Israeli relations. He regularly speaks at various international seminars and conferences on these topics throughout Europe as well as in Israel and the United States. He represents the IZROPA Institute in Czech Republic.

Dr Marcela Zoufala - Charles University, Prague - Professor of cultural studies, is co-founder of the Prague Centre for Jewish and Israel Studies. She has researched at the University of Sapienza in Rome, the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and was visiting guest lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



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We operate in the following cities:

  • Krakow, Poland
  • Wroclaw, Poland
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Brno, Czechia
  • Prague, Czechia