On 21-22 November 2011 an international conference was held in New Delhi, organized by the EU-India Study Centres Programme and European Commission. During the conference, the European Association of India Study Centres (EAISC) was established. It comprises EU research centres focusing on contemporary Indian issues. One of the founding members of the Association is the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw. Dr Jakub Zajączkowski was elected as the first
president of EAISC.
The conference was attended by representatives of Indian and EU research centres, the European Commission, Indian government institutions responsible for higher education, the Polish Embassy in India, as well as other embassies. ·The University of Warsaw was represented by Prof. Janusz Adamowski, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, and Dr Jakub Zajączkowski, Institute of International Relations.