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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Adrian Favero

Adrian Favero
Adrian Favero
Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Europeanization, European Union, Identity formation, Globalizationsation and personal life, urban sociology, identity politics, Central Eastern Europe

PhD Title

New opportunities in CEE: The role of the city in shaping the approach of the urban, educated youth in Poland to the European Union Following EU Accession

PhD Research

My interest focuses on Polish cities and the urban citizens’ attitudes towards the European Union (EU). Specifically, I want to investigate the differential role of Polish cities in shaping the attitudes of the young, well-educated population towards the EU. For this purpose, I want to compare five large Polish cities: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw and Gdansk.

This research seeks to determine the extent to which political, economic, and cultural opportunities in cities influence the perception of EU integration. This, in turn, is then used to account for and explain citizens’ attitudes towards the EU. My work focuses on students living in five cities in order to determine the influence that urban spaces and settings have on shaping EU perceptions and opinions. In addition, this research also seeks to evaluate how the combined urban and EU setting shapes individuals’ behaviour, specifically as it pertains to their future prospects.

In order to unpack and explain these issues, I divide this study into quantitative and qualitative parts, while applying a sequential mixed methods approach.


Professor Laura Cram, University of Edinburgh

Professor Andrew Thompson, University of Edinburgh


MA European Studies, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland, 2014

BA Political Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2012

BA Primary Education, Teachers College, Rorschach, Switzerland, 2003


Favero A. and Goodman C. (2014): Kongruenz und politische Partizipation in Metropolregionen. Working Paper No 77. National Centre of Competence in Research: Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century. ( [Status 2014]).

Teaching Experience

University of Edinburgh, HSS International Foundation Programme

Introduction to Internatonal Relations (Summer 2015)


Member of Organisation Committee, Challenging Eastern Limits Confernce 2013, Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow


Edinburgh Europa Research Group

International Political Science Association