Online Master The European Union and Central Asia in the International System (EUCAIS)

Centre international de formation européenne

Institut für Europäische Politik

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Prof. François Bafoil

Prof. François Bafoil

Prof. François Bafoil is Senior Research Fellow at the CNRS. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Polish language, a PhD and a Habilitation in sociology.

After being assistant at the Lodz university in 1984 - 1985 he spent six years in Berlin, firstly at the Freie Universität Berlin thanks to a grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, then at the WZB (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung).

Before joining the CERI in 2003, he served as expert in charge of ex-ante assessment at the Ministry of Economy in Warsaw (2002-2003) and as a special advisor at the OECD for the Territorial Review Poland, (2008). 

He has taught at the universities of Köln and Frankfurt/Oder (Germany), Bilgui (Istanbul, Turkey), Fudan (Shanghai, China). Member of the scientific boards of the Institut für Europäische Politik in Berlin, the Centre for Social Studies (PAN) in Warsaw.

He develops comparative studies about regional integration, growth poles and dams issues within the Greater Mekong Subregion. He has been a consultant for the Asian Development Bank from 2006 till 2010.

The Project "EU-Central Asia in the International System" (EUCAIS) is organised with significant funding from the VolkswagenFoundation and financially supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme JEAN MONNET of the European Commission.

The Volkswagen Foundation is an independent non-profit organization and has been funding research projects in all disciplines since 1962. Within the framework of changing funding initiatives, it gives specific impetus for the scientific community.

The Jean Monnet Programme in the Lifelong Learning Programme stimulates teaching, research and reflection on European integration at higher education institutions throughout the world. Since its inception, the Jean Monnet Programme has been built on the strict respect of the principle of academic autonomy and freedom.