Prof. Dr. François Bafoil


Prof. Dr. François Bafoil is Director of Studies at CERI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales). He holds a Ph.D. from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). Extended research fellowships at the Lodz University, Poland (1984), Humboldt University, Freie Universität and WZB in Berlin (1988-1994) followed. Before joining CERI in 2003, he served as expert in charge of ex-ante assessment with the Ministry of Economy in Warsaw (2002-2003) and as special advisor to the OECD for the Territorial Review of Poland. He is Member of the scientific boards of the Institut für Europäische Politik in Berlin, the Centre for Social Studies (PAN) in Warsaw, the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales (CIFE) in Berlin and Nice, and of the editorial boards of Allemagne aujourd’hui and Le Courrier des pays de l’Est.


He develops comparative studies in sociology on Central and Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.


Course: Europeanisation in Central and Eastern Europe

At the Jean Monnet Chair for Politcal Science he gave a course for graduate students on “Europeanisation in Central and Eastern Europe” during the winter semester 2008/2009. 


Inaugural Lecture: Europeanisation from West to East and back?

His inaugural lecture on “Europeanisation from West to East and back?” was held on the 28th October 2008 at the University of Cologne.