Pomorska, KM (Karolina)


Expertise

Karolina is an Assistant Professor and Director of Studies of the European Public Affairs Master's program at the Department of Politics, Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Maastricht University. She is also an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and of the European Centre at the University of Cambridge.

You can find additional information on her personal website: http://karolinapomorska.siscom.pl/

*** Forthcomign articles in 2016

(forthcoming, accepted) Natorski, M. and K. Pomorska (2016) Trust and decision-making in times of crisis: the EU’s response to the events in Ukraine, Journal of Common Market Studies.

(forthcoming, in print) Pomorska, K. and S. Vanhoonacker (2016) Europe as a Global Actor: Searching for a New Strategic Approach, Journal of Common Market Studies, 54(s1).

 

*** ANTERO website goes on-line:  http://www.eufp.eu/antero

 

*** Good news from the European Commission: ANTERO Jean Monnet Network was recommended for funding. ANTERO stands for Addressing the Needs on Teaching, Education and Research in EU Foreign Policy and is to be led by Prof Ben Tonra from University College Dublin for the period of three years. The partner institutions include: LSE (Dr Federica Bicchi), ARENA Oslo (Prof Helene Sjursen), KUL Leuven (Prof Stephan Keukeleire), Kent University (Prof Richard Whitman), University of Helsinki (Prof Hanna Ojanen) and UACES (PRof Helen Drake). The team in Maastricht, led by Karolina, includes also Dr Heidi Maurer and Dr Gergana Noutcheva.

 

*** In June 2014, together with Dr Nick Wright, Karolina organized an international workshop on the European External Action Service at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

 

From 1 July 2012 until 30 June 2014, Karolina was on leave from Maastricht University and worked as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and as a Research Associate at Sidney Sussex College. She was awarded an Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship within the Seventh Framework Program to study the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union as a multinational bureaucracy. Her project was carried out at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge. She focused on learning and socialization among diplomats. An important part of the project aimed to understand the implications of establishing the EEAS in terms of democratic deficit and accountability in European Foreign Policy. Previously, Karolina had studied the roles and attitudes of officials in the Council Secretariat General of the European Union and the national diplomats in the Council of the European Union. Among her research interests are also topics such as: informal aspects of policy-making and negotiations, Polish foreign policy, the policy of the European Union towards its Eastern neighbours.
 

Karolina joined the Department of Politics at the University of Maastricht in 2006. She was awarded a PhD at Loughborough University (Department of Politics, International Relations and European Studies) in the United Kingdom. Karolina holds a Masters degree in Politics from the University of Gdansk (Poland) and a Master of Arts (MA) in European Public Affairs from the University of Maastricht and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). Karolina's doctoral thesis was entitled: "Poland and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union: from adaptation to Europeanisation?". It focused on the institutional changes in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and looked into Polish and European policies towards the new neighbours of the EU: Ukraine and Belarus. Apart from that, Karolina's research interests include Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). Together with Ana Juncos from Bristol University, she has conducted research on the decision-making processes and socialisation of diplomats in the Council of the EU, particularly at the level of the Working Groups and the Council Secretariat. Currently, they both study socialisation and preference formation in European Foreign Policy.

 

In Maastricht, Karolina has been coordinating and teaching several modules, including External Relations of the European Union, Negotiation Skills, Lobbying in the European Union, a MARBLE course "Beyond the size of artichokes and the shape of cucumbers. How Europe affects its citizens and member states" (together with Dr Mariolina Eliantonio from the Faculty of Law) and she coordinates a six-month Minor European Studies program, mainly for exchange students.

 

In 2010, Karolina received an NWO A-status grant (EUR 25.000) for VENI application from the Maastricht University Executive Board to develop her research on socialisation and in 2011 a micro-grant (EUR 5.000), together with Dr Mariolina Eliantonio, to develop and run an interdisciplinary honours program on negotiations in the EU. In 2011, Karolina was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the University of Cambridge (EUR 200.371).


Research Profile

Karolina's research has always focused on the issues related to European Foreign Policy and diplomacy; the role played by the officials and diplomats; and the processes of learning and socialisation. She has also studied foreign policies in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and changes in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

Currently, Karolina is interested in researching the role of trust in the situations of crisis, such as the events in Ukraine or during the financial crisis.

 

***Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Cambridge 2012-2014***

In 2011, Karolina was awarded an Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship within the Seventh Framework Program to study the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union as a multinational bureaucracy. Her project is carried out at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge. She is focusing on learning and socialization among diplomats. An important part of the project aims to understand the implications of establishing the EEAS in terms of democratic deficit and accountability in European Foreign Policy. Previously, Karolina had studied the roles and attitudes of officials in the Council Secretariat General of the European Union and the national diplomats in the Council of the European Union. Among her research interests are also topics such as: informal aspects of policy-making and negotiations, Polish foreign policy, the policy of the European Union towards its Eastern neighbours.

 

List of Publications (as of May 2016)

A. Edited Volumes

Noutcheva, G., K. Pomorska an G. Bosse (2013) The EU and its Neighbours: Values versus Security in European Foreign Policy, Manchester: Manchester University Press;

 

Vanhoonacker, S., K. Pomorska and P. Petrov (2012) The Emerging EU Diplomatic System, Special Issue of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, (7)1.

 

B. Articles in peer-reviewed journals

 

(forthcoming, accepted) Natorski, M. and K. Pomorska (2016) Trust and decision-making in times of crisis: the EU’s response to the events in Ukraine, Journal of Common Market Studies.

 

(forthcoming, in print) Pomorska, K. and S. Vanhoonacker (2016) Europe as a Global Actor: Searching for a New Strategic Approach, Journal of Common Market Studies, 54(s1).

 

Pomorska, K. and S. Vanhoonacker (2015) Resisting the European External Action Service, European Foreign Affairs Review, 20(2): 21-37.

 

Pomorska, K. (2015) Foreign Ministries and limits to organizational learning in Central Eastern Europe, East European Politics, 31(1): 56-70.

 

Pomorska, K. and S. Vanhoonacker (2015) Europe as a Global Actor: the (Un)Holy Trinity of Economy, Diplomacy and Security, Journal of Common Market Studies, 54(s1): 216-229.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2014) Manufacturing Esprit de Corps: the case of the European External Action Service, Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(2): 302-319.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2014) In the face of adversity: Explaining the attitudes of EEAS officials vis-à-vis the new service, Journal of European Public Policy, 20(9): 1332-1349.

 

Vanhoonacker, S. and K. Pomorska (2014) The European External Action Service and Agenda-setting in European Foreign Policy, Journal of European Public Policy, 20(9): 1316-1331.

- this article was opened for public access by the publisher for one year after being named the most read (downloaded) article in the Journal of European Public Policy published in 2013; currently also third most read article in general (with 8644 downloads as of April 2016)

 

Copsey, N. and K. Pomorska (2014) The Influence of the newer member States in the European Union. The Case of Poland and the Eastern Partnership, Europe-Asia Studies, 66(3): 421-443.

 

Pomorska, K. and S. Vanhoonacker (2012) Poland in the Driving Seat: A Mature Presidency in Turbulent Times, Journal of Common Market Studies, 50(s2): 139-164. [editorial review]

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2012) Invisible and unaccountable? National representatives and Council officials in EU Foreign Policy, Journal of European Public Policy, (18)8: 1096-1114.

 

Petrov, P., K. Pomorska and S. Vanhoonacker (2012) The Emerging EU Diplomatic System: Opportunities and Challenges after Lisbon, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 7(1): 1-9.

 

Maurer, H., K. Pomorska and S. Vanhoonacker (2011) The Presidency in EU External Relations: Who is at the helm? Politique Europeene, (35): 134-164.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2010) Secretariat, Facilitator or Policy Entreprenour? Role perceptions of the officials of the Council Secretariat, European Integration online Papers, (14).

 

Copsey, N. and K. Pomorska (2010) Poland’s Power and Influence in the European Union: the Case of its Eastern Policy, Comparative European Politics, (8)3: 304-326.

 

Juncos A. and K. Pomorska (2008) Does Size Matter? CFSP Committees after Enlargement, Journal of European Integration, 30(4): 493-509.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2007) The deadlock that never happened: The impact of enlargement on the Common Foreign and Security Policy Council Working Groups, European Political Economy Review, 4-30.

 

Pomorska, K. (2007) The Impact of Enlargement: Europeanisation of Polish Foreign Policy? Tracking Adaptation and Change in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 2(1): 25-51.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2006) Playing the Brussels game: strategic socialisation in CFSP Council Working Groups, European Integration online Papers, 10(11).

 

Major, C. and K. Pomorska (2005) Europeanisation: Framework or Fashion?, CFSP Forum, 3(5): 1-4.

 

C. Chapters in edited volumes

 

Pomorska, K. (forthcoming) Foreign Policies of Eastern EU states, in R. Whitman, I. Manners

and A. Hadfield (eds), Foreign Policies of EU Member States, Routledge.

 

Vanhoonacker, S. and K. Pomorska (forthcoming) The Institutional Framework, in: C. Hill and M. Smith, International Relations and the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2015) Attitudes, Identities and an emergence of an esprit de corps in the EEAS, in: D. Spence and J. Batora (Eds.) The European External Action Service. European Diplomacy Post-Westphalia, Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2015) The European External Action Service, in: K.E. Jorgensen et al (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, London: SAGE.

 

Vanhoonacker, S. and K. Pomorska (2015) EU diplomacy post-Lisbon. The legacy of Ashton era, in: M. Smith, S. Keukeleire and S. Vanhoonacker (eds.) The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, Change and Challenges, Routledge.

 

Pomorska, K. and N. Wright (2013) Europeanisation and foreign policy, in C. Bretherton and M. Manin (ed.), The Europeanisation of European Politics, Palgrave.

 

Pomorska, K. and G. Neutcheva (2013) Conceptualising the EU’s Role in the Neighbourhood, in G. Noutcheva, K. Pomorska and G. Bosse (eds), The EU and its Neighbours: Values versus Security in European Foreign Policy, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Noutcheva, G., K. Pomorska and G. Bosse (2013) Values versus Security? The Choice for the EU and its Neighbours, in G. Noutcheva, K. Pomorska and G. Bosse (eds), The EU and its Neighbours: Values versus Security in European Foreign Policy, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2011) Invisible and unaccountable? National representatives and Council officials in EU foreign policy,” in H. Sjursen (ed.), The EU’s Common Foreign and Security policy: The Quest for Democracy, Routledge.

 

Maurer, H., K. Pomorska and S. Vanhoonacker (2011) La presidence du Conseil des Affaires estrangeres, in V. Charlety and M. Magenot (eds) Le sisteme presidential de l’Union europeenne après Lisbonne, Ecole nationale d’administation.

 

Vanhoonacker, S., K. Pomorska and H. Maurer (2011) Belgium at the Helm of the EU External Relations. A Successful Non-Presidency, in S. Van Hecke and P.Bursens (eds), Presiedency of the Council of the European Union, Antwerp: Academic and Scientific Publications.

 

Pomorska, K. (2011) Poland: Learning the Brussels Game, in R. Wong and C. Hill (eds), National and European foreign policies: toward Europeanisation, Palgrave.

 

D. Other professional publications

 

Duke, S., K. Pomorska and S. Vanhoonacker (2012) The EU’s Diplomatic Architecture: the Mid-Term Challenge, DSEU Policy Paper, available on http://dseu.lboro.ac.uk

 

Elantonio, M. and K. Pomorska (2011) Research Based Learning at Maastricht University. A case study on an Interdisciplinary Project on Europeanisation, Journal of European Higher Education Area, 1(4).

 

Vanhoonacker, S., K. Pomorska and H. Maurer (2010) The Council Presidency in CFSP – Challenges for Poland in 2011, Report of the Centre for International Relations, Warsaw.

 

Vanhoonacker, S., Dijkstra, H., Maurer, H. and Pomorska, K. (2010) Understanding the Role of the Administrative Level in ESDP: Towards a New Research Agenda, CFSP Forum, (7): 15-17.

 

Pomorska, K. (2006) The EU and Belarus: the challenges of promoting security in the neighbourhood after the 2004 enlargement, CFSP Forum, (4)5.

 

Buras, P. and K. Pomorska (2006) Poland and the European Neighbourhood Policy, Foreign Policy in Dialogue, 6(19), 34-43.

 

Juncos, A. and K. Pomorska (2006) Learning the Roles and Embracing the Rules: CFSP Institutions as Arenas for learning and strategic socialization, Working Paper of the Observatory of European Foreign Policy, Barcelona.


Teaching

2014-2015

Director of Studies: European Public Affairs Master's program

Course co-ordinator

+MRES (Research Master program) Europeanization

+BA European Studies: External Relations of the European Union - 3rd year BA ES (elective)

 

2011-2012

Program co-ordinator
+ MINOR European Studies

Course co-ordinator

+MA European Public Affairs: Lobbying in the EU 

+BA European Studies: External Relations of the European Union - 3rd year BA ES (elective)
+BA European Studies: Negotiation Skills

+BA Interdisciplinary - MARBLE Poject 
(with Dr Mariolina Eliantonio from the Department of Public Law)
Beyond the size of artichokes and the shape of cucumbers. How Europe affects its citizens and member states - from binding legal norms to vague political declarations.

Teaching
+ MA European Studies: EU as an International Player  
+
BA European Studies: Qualitative Research Skills II

Supervision
MA Thesis (4)
BA Paper Dossiers I and II (3+3)
Internships

2010-2011

Until January: at University of Cambridge / no teaching activities in Maastricht

Program co-ordinator
+MINOR European Studies

Course co-ordinator
+BA European Studies: External Relations of the European Union - 3rd year BA ES (elective)

+MA European Public Affairs: Lobbying in the EU (Module 4)

+BA Interdisciplinary - MARBLE Poject 
(with Dr Mariolina Eliantonio from the Department of Public Law)
Beyond the size of artichokes and the shape of cucumbers. How Europe affects its citizens and member states - from binding legal norms to vague political declarations.

Teaching
+ MA European Studies: EU as an International Player  
+
BA European Studies: Qualitative Research Skills II

Supervision
MA Thesis (3)
BA Paper Dossiers I and II (3+3)
Internships

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

2009 - 2010

Course coordination

BA European Studies
External Relations of the European Union - 3rd year BA ES (elective)
Negotiation Skills - 2nd year BA ES

MA European Public Affairs
Lobbying in the EU

BA Interdisciplinary - MARBLE Poject 
(with Dr Mariolina Eliantonio from the Department of Public Law)
Beyond the size of artichokes and the shape of cucumbers. How Europe affects its citizens and member states - from binding legal norms to vague political declarations.

Program coordinator

MINOR European Studies Program

Teaching

EU as an International Player - MA European Studies

Supervision

MA Thesis
BA Paper Dossiers
Internships

2008-2009

Coordinator:

Minor European Studies Program

Negotiation Skills (2D)

External Relations of the EU (3 E2)

Tutor:

Negotiation Skills

External Relations of the EU

Area Studies: Poland

Policy Domains: CFSP

Supervision:

MA thesis and BA Paper Dossiers

 

2007 - 2008 University of Maastricht

"External Relations of the European Union", BA ES-3E - coordinator

"Policy Domains", BA ES-2B, expert on Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union

"EU as an International Player", MA ES - tutor

"Area Studies", BA ES-2D, focus on Poland - tutor

Paper dossier: part I and II, ES BA - supervisor

Master thesis - supervisor

 

SKILLS TRAINING:

"Introduction to Discourse Analysis", BA ES-2B - tutor

"Research Design", BA ES -2 tutor

"Negotiation Skills", BA ES-2A - tutor

 

2006 - 2007 University of Maastricht

"The EU as an International Player", MA ES - tutor

"External Relations of the European Union", BA ES-3E - tutor

"Area Studies", BA ES-2D, focus on Poland - tutor

"Policy Domains", BA ES-2B, expert on Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union

"Foreign and Security Policy", MA ES - tutor

Paper dossier: part I, II and III, ES BA - supervisor

Master thesis - supervisor

SKILLS TRAINING:

"Introduction to Discourse Analysis", BA ES-2B - tutor

"Research and Writing", BA ES-1A2 - tutor

"Negotiation Skills", BA ES-2A - tutor

2005 - 2006

Lectures: "Europeanisation of national foreign policies", BA and MA programs, University of Maastricht

"External Relations of the European Union": guest lecturer, University of Maastricht, April - May

"The Role of the European Union in the World System": Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, September - February

 


Additional roles & tasks

Assistant Professor

Director of Studies, MA European Public Affairs

 

External Affiliation:

Affiliated Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies and the European Centre, University of Cambridge