Dr Naděžda Šišková, PhD (habilitation in EU Law and habilitation in international relations) is a Jean Monnet Professor in EU Law in the Faculty of Law and Head of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. She is a President of the Czech Association for European Studies (Czech-ECSA), a national scientific society in the field of European integration. She is also a founder and a Chief Editor of the international scientific journal European Studies - The Review of European Law, Economics and Politics.
Naděžda is the author of about 110 publications, including 12 textbooks and 7 monographs, published in the Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Russia and Ukraine. A number of her publications have been recognised by the Rector's prize: The Dimension of Human Rights Protection in the EU (Linde, 2003) was included in the category of best monographs, Process of the Constitualisation of the EU and Related Issues (2008) was included in the category of outstanding publications, and From Eastern Partnership to the Association. A Legal and Political Analysis (2014) was included in the category of best specialised publications.
She has considerable research project experience, having realised 17 grant projects as a coordinator, including the Multilateral Research project (granted by the Academy of Sciences), which she led as coordinator, in the field of the constitutionalisation of the EU with the participation of researchers from six member states. She was also a coordinator of the Jean Monnet Research Group project titled “Eastern Partnership and its prospects with a view of legal approximation, rule of law and human rights”, with the participation of Jean Monnet Chairholders from Germany, Ukraine, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Naděžda has also undertaken many research stays overseas, including Queen Mary University of London, UK, the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Ukraine, and the European Union Agency of Fundamental Rights in Vienna, Austria. Her main fields of interest are the constitutionalisation and federalisation of the European Union; external relations law (including association agreements); approximation of laws; human rights protection on the EU level (especially the Charter and its enforcement); Strasbourg control mechanisms of human rights protection; the relationship between European and national laws; and the Fiscal Compact Treaty and legal aspects of the Eurozone.