The Research Center on Social and Economic Risks

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The Center for Research on Social and Economic Risks is a statutory research and development unit, analytical-advisory, educational, didactic and training, operating within the organizational structures of Collegium Civitas. 

 The main tasks of the Center are: 

  • researching and describing phenomena, situations and mechanisms that have an impact on reducing the threat to society and the economy, groups, individuals and business entities as well as state and local government institutions; 
  • identification of risk factors to minimize or eliminate them; 
  • preparing, undertaking and improving preventive actions. 

Research conducted by the Center focuses on threats and pathologies, compliance of the functioning of individuals and groups with the norms and principles of social coexistence, as well as on the possibilities of preventive actions concerning: 

  • new social movements, 
  • sects and new religious movements, 
  • subcultures, 
  • radicalization, 
  • cultural security, 
  • migration crisis, 
  • dysfunction of political, corporate leadership, movements and other forms of organization of social life, 
  • pathology of economic life – among others risks resulting from the model of management, corruption, nepotism, shortages in professional ethics and corporate culture, 
  • improvement of business management and business transparency – risk management, internal control, internal audit and related forms, CSR, code of ethics, anti-corruption, 
  • social and economic trends. 

The main activities of the Center are: 

  • popularizing knowledge related to the main areas of research;  
  • creation of scientific databases;  
  • analyzing, processing and developing collected information and formulating research proposals addressed to decision-making centers;  
  • publication of research results;  
  • organization of conferences and scientific seminars and other meetings with invited experts and practitioners;  
  • cooperation with research centers and non-governmental organizations in Poland and abroad;  
  • conducting workshops and other educational and preventive activities addressed to educational, care and educational and resocialization institutions;  
  • preparing post-graduate studies and training in the field of improvement of effective and transparent management of public administration, local government and business organizations (among others in the areas of internal control, audit, compliance, CSR, anti-corruption, fraud prevention, organizational culture, internal communication);  
  • formulating postulates and supporting initiatives for solving social and economic problems;  
  • implementation of expert commissioned work of a consultancy and implementation nature. 

The work of the Center for Research on Social and Economic Risks is carried out by persons representing various scientific disciplines: sociologists, psychologists, educators, political scientists, lawyers and economists. This enables an interdisciplinary approach to the analyzed issues. The Center is a platform for exchange of thoughts, opinions, views, information, research results and experiences; is a place of cooperation between lecturers and other experts-practitioners with students. 


  • Director – Dr. Agnieszka Bukowska 
  • Head of the Economic Risk Research Laboratory – Piotr Caliński 
  • Head of the Cultural Security Research Laboratory – Dr. Magdalena El Ghamari 
  • Head of the Information Warfare Research Laboratory – Dr. hab. Tomasz Aleksandrowicz 
  • Head of the Traditional Research and New Forms of Spirituality Research Laboratory – Dr. Agnieszka Bukowska 
  • Head of Social Hazard Research Laboratory – Dr. Krzysztof Tomaszycki 


Center for Research on Social and Economic Risks 


Palace of Culture and Science, XII floor 

Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warsaw 



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