mgr Emilia Szyszkowska

Emilia is a graduate in Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw and in Theatre Studies at the Warsaw Theatre Academy. She completed her doctoral studies at the Economic and Social College of the Warsaw School of Economics. Currently, she is preparing her PhD thesis on the role of organised interest groups in shaping healthcare policies in Central and Eastern Europe (in the discipline of political science and administration, under the supervision of Prof. Urszula Kurczewska). Author and co-author of more than 15 scientific papers in the form of peer-reviewed articles and monographs.
At OBM UW, she works on the research project “Migration plans of medical students and their actual implementation. Do they really leave?”. Her research interests revolve around issues of health care systems, the public policy process, determinants of migration decisions, the issue of lobbying and the phenomenon of health inequalities. In addition to her academic engagement, Emilia is professionally involved in the implementation of public relations and public affairs activities in health care for different types of stakeholders, both institutional (major employers’ unions) and non-governmental (patients’ organisations).

Recent publications:

E. Szyszkowska, R. Riedel (2022), “Interest Representation Preconditions in Illiberal Poland and Hungary”, Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 26(1), pp. 47-62. DOI: 10.33067/SE.1.2022.3
E. Szyszkowska, S. Czarnecki, R. Riedel (2021), “Advocacy organizations in CEE healthcare: does expertise matter?”, Europolity – Continuity and Change in European Governance, 2, pp. 49-72. DOI: http://doi.org/10.25019/europolity.2021.15.2.3
E. Piotrowska, S. Czarnecki (2021), “Interest Groups and Political Parties in Central and Eastern Europe”, Interest Groups & Advocacy, 10(4), pp. 376-398. DOI:10.1057/s41309-021-00139-8
E. Piotrowska, M. Dobbins, M. von Bonk (2021), „Exploring interest intermediation in Central and Eastern Europe healthcare: Persistent statism, unfettered pluralism or a shift to corporatism?” w: Exploring Organized Interests in Post-Communist Policy-Making. The “Missing Link”, pod. red. M. Dobbinsa, R. Riedla, Londyn: Routledge, pp. 95-123. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003049562
E. Piotrowska, S. Czarnecki, R. Riedel (2021), „Green Advocacy and Climate & Energy Policy Access” w: Exploring Organized Interests in Post-Communist Policy-Making. The “Missing Link”, pod. red. M. Dobbinsa, R. Riedla, Londyn: Routledge, pp. 127-144. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003049562
E. Piotrowska, M. Dobbins, R. Riedel (2021), „Rounding up our journey through the world of organized interests in the post-communist CEE region” w: Exploring Organized Interests in Post-Communist Policy-Making. The “Missing Link”, pod. red. M. Dobbinsa, R. Riedla, Londyn: Routledge, pp. 277-295. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003049562

Research projects