Languages: English, French, Spanish and Polish
Areas of Expertise: Latin America, EU affairs, international trade, Poland in the EU
Pawel Zerka is economist and political scientist, with expertise in EU affairs and Latin American politics and economy. He has joined ECFR's Paris office in August 2017, previously working as expert and head of programmes at two leading Polish think tanks, WiseEuropa (2016-2017) and demosEUROPA-Centre for European Strategy (2009-2016). He has coordinated several international research projects which analysed the impact of 2008 economic crisis on EU-Latin America relations, compared Poland's, Sweden's and Spain's globalisation experiences, and evaluated the perspectives of Polish-German political cooperation on European issues, among others.
Pawel holds a PhD in economics and MA in international relations from the Warsaw School of Economics, having also studied at SciencesPo Bordeaux and Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Great power competition is increasingly shaping Europeans’ security environment, while other security threats are also on the rise, from terrorism and cyber attacks to climate change.
Pawel Zerka - 11 December 2017
It will take more than superficial changes to alter the course of Poland’s relationship with Europe.