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Professor Izabela Grabowska (formerly published as Grabowska-Lusinska) is a sociologist and economist; Professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (SWPS University); Elected Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (330 PhD students, 3 faculties, 3 disciplines); Head of Youth Research Center of SWPS University (www.youth.swps.edu.pl); Senior Fellow at the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw; Deputy Chair of IMISCOE Research Network Board of Directors and member of IMISCOE Executive Board; national expert of the European Commission in ESCO (Classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations); author of Movers and Stayers: Migration, Mobility and Skills (Lang 2016), co-author of the research monograph Migrants as Agents of Change (with Garapich, Jazwinska and Radziwinowiczowna, Palgrave Macmillan 2017) and co-editor of Mobility in Transition. Migration Patterns After EU Enlargement (Amsterdam University Press 2013). She led the project Diffusion of Culture Through Social Remittances between Poland and the United Kingdom funded by National Science Centre Poland in cooperation of University of Roehampton, London; now she leads the project on Peer-groups and migration at Youth Research Center of SWPS University (Education-to-domestic and- foreign labour market transitions of youth: The role of locality, peer group and new media; National Science Centre Poland, Programme Sonata Bis). She is active in building international research consortia.

There are two latest research monographs by Izabela Grabowska:

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Grabowska I., Garapich M.P. Jazwinska E., Radziwinowicz A. (2017). Migrants as Agent sof Change. Social Remittances in an Enlarged European Union, Basingstoke, London: Palgrave Macmillan. Hardcover/ PDF available here.


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Grabowska I. (2016). Movers and Stayers: Social Mobility, Migration and Skills, Frankfurt Am Main: Peter Lang. Hardcover/ PDF available here.


Also see a full Curriculum Vitae of Izabela Grabowska,  Research Gate profileAcademia profile and her Google Scholar profile.

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


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 Polish Sociological Association

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

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