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Professor Izabela Grabowska

(formerly published as Grabowska-Lusinska) is sociologist and economist; Professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (SWPS University); elected Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (300 PhD students, 3 faculties, 4 disciplines, 3 doctoral programs); Head of Youth Research Center of SWPS University; 2002-2019 Research Fellow at the Centre of Migration Research; member of IMISCOE Executive Board and former Deputy Chair of IMISCOE Research Network Board of Directors; former national expert of the European Commission in ESCO (Classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) and European Mobility Partnership; publishes in highly impact factor journals, e.g.: Work, Employment and SocietyJournal of Ethnic StudiesEurope-Asia StudiesInternational Migration; author of Movers and Stayers: Migration, Mobility and Skills (Lang 2016), co-author of research monograph: The Impact of Migration on Poland: EU Mobility and Social Change (with White, Kaczmarczyk and Slany, UCL Press 2018) and Migrants as Agents of Change (with Garapich, Jazwinska and Radziwinowiczowna, Palgrave Macmillan 2017); co-editor of Mobility in Transition. Migration Patterns After EU Enlargement (Amsterdam University Press 2013). She has led research projects on: migrants’ careers, social remittances, peer-groups & migration (in progress), life courses of young migrants & Brexit (in progress). She is active in building international research consortia in EU FP and bilateral schemes.
Izabela Grabowska’s Short Bio (in Polish)

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Linked scientific and expert activities

Professor of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (SWPS University)

Head of Youth Research Center, SWPS University


Director of Doctoral School of SWPS University

Senior Member of Centre of Migration Research and Head of Research Group

Deputy Chair of IMISCOE Board of Directors and Member of IMISCOE Executive Board

Member of the National Reference Group for Societal Challenge 6 in H2020

Member of Polish Sociological Association

Member of Polish Migration. A resource for anyone interested in contemporary Polish migration

Member of Migration & Society Editorial Board

Expert of IOM LINET Network

Member of the Commission of SKILLS- FNP Mentoring and SKILLS-Coaching Programmes of the Foundation of Polish Science

National Expert of Mobility Laboratory of European Commission

National expert of WEESP (Web-tool for Evaluation of Employment Services Practices) of the European Commission

National expert of ESCO European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) of the European Commission

Cooperation with Public Employment Services
Local Labour Office in Nysa

Education of Public Employment Services EURES