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.
Dr. Joanna Dyduch is an adjunct at the Wroclaw University. She has extensive experience in European policy towards Israel. She published extensively on the issue of Polish-Israeli relations. Joanna is involved in operations of 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 the Jagiellonian University in the field of political science. He works constantly with specialists in the field of international relations both in Krakow and Warsaw. Jerzy Wojcik is an expert at the Centre for International Affairs in Warsaw. He lectured at the Vistula University in Warsaw and he was one of the founders od the IZROPA Institute @: jerzy.wojcik[at]izropa.eu