The present issue of our journal results from the international conference organized by the European School of Law and Administration (ESLA) in cooperation with the University of Fribourg in Warsaw on April 29, 2014. The conference focused on Elections, referendums and human rights in the European Union. The language of the conference was English, with the exception of the paper presented by Professor Gilbert Casasus in French. Two papers (by Professor Anton Bebler and Dr Anna Zalcewicz) were contributed after the conference and were not part of its agenda.
The theme of the conference reflects our long-term interest in the European integration. Studying the integration from the perspective of law and social sciences, as well as from the comparative, crossnational perspective is important for the better understanding of this process. We are grateful to Professor Gilbert Casasus and Doctor Artur Kasza for their initiative and contribution to the long-term cooperation between ESLA and the University of Fribourg in the study of the European integration and in the organization of the Warsaw conference.