Petr Jurek is an assistant professor at The Department of Politics and International Relations, University of West Bohemia. He is also a head of the Department. He is a graduate of politics and legal science. He obtained Ph.D. in political science in 2014. He has eight years of teaching experience in politics and European studies at the university level. Specifically, he teaches the courses devoted to the development of European integration, the institutions of the European Union, and the public policies. He also focuses on the research in the aforementioned areas. He is co-author of several monographs and author of number of monograph and volume chapters and scientific articles (published in Czech and English).
Linda Piknerová is assistant professor at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of West Bohemia. Development theories, selected development issues, integration processes and selected European issues belong to her main topic of interest. In her Ph.D. thesis she focused on theories of integration and its implication for development in southern Africa. Since 2010 she regularly publishes in academic journals rated in SCOPUS and edited books concerning on selected development and European issues. Since the same year she has taught at the Department of Politics and IR and courses of Development of European Integration, Development Studies or Region Europe belong to her main field of research. She is a board member of scientific journal called Journal of African Politics, Society and History.
David Šanc is a graduate of Cultural and Social Anthropology (MA) and Political Science (Ph.D.). He currently works as an assistant professor and head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia. In the field of research he focuses primarily on issues related to political geography, geopolitics and regionalism. Regarding the regions, he is mainly engaged in southeastern Europe, the post-Soviet territory and Commonwealth countries.