PISM - The Polish Institute of International Affairs



Director: Slawomir Debski

EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Patrycja Sasnal

General Statement
PISM was established in 1996. The main task of PISM is to prepare public analysis, expertise and foresight studies of the international environment and processes affecting the Polish position in the world (e.g. Studies, Reports, Newsletters, Strategic Files, Policy Papers, International Affairs, Yearbook of Polish Foreign Policy). PISM is a leading and independent think-tank conducting original policy-focused research.
It provides advice, among others, to the Polish government and contributes to wider debate on international relations in Europe and outside. PISM publishes books and runs one of the best specialist libraries in Central Europe. Situated between the world of policy and independent expertise on international affairs, PISM promotes the flow of ideas that inform and enhance foreign policy of Poland. Additionally, PISM organises trainings of personnel performing tasks in the international relations and Polish foreign policy (diplomatic and consular application, Foreign Policy Studies, Training, Courses of diplomatic protocol and language courses). In January 2011, PISM was ranked the most influential think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe and the sixteenth in the world according to the United Nations University.

Areas of work
Research Office consists of five main programs:
• Bilateral Relations in Europe
• International Security
• European Union
• Energy, Climate and International Law
• Global Issues

Objective of the Euromed / Middle East programme
PISM actively contributes to the Barcelona Process, by monitoring the European Neighbourhood Policy issues, publishing analysis about Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, Union for the Mediterranean, organising seminars and conferences focused on Middle East and Gulf region issues and democratic transformations in Arab states. PISM benefits from political independence and the diversity of views and intellectual background of its team. Institute seeks to enhance the Southern European perspective within EU debates and the European perspective within Poland towards Southern Dimension on the ENP.

Membership to other networks
- European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation - ELN
- EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
- International Relations and Security Network - ISN

Practical information
Polish Institute of International Affairs
1a Warecka Street
P.O. Box 1010
00-950 Warszawa
Phone: +48 (22) 556 80 00
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Website: http://www.pism.pl/pl




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