Tomáš Weiss | Summer University
Prague Area Studies | Faculty | University

Prof. Mgr. Tomáš Weiss, M.A., Ph.D.

Tomáš Weiss, Head of Department of European Studies and associate professor, researches and lectures on EU’s foreign affairs and security policy. Having studied European Studies in Prague and in Hamburg, he obtained his Ph.D. in Area Studies at Charles University in 2011. He has published on various aspects of European foreign and security policy, in particular the institutional setup, member states' interest promotion (book with Routledge 2017), transatlantic relations, and the policy towards the European neighbourhood (Perspectives, 2011; book chapter with Routledge). He has also published on the new security environment and the challenges to the military and police forces (Cooperation and Conflict, 2011; Armed Forces & Society, 2012; monograph with Charles University Press, 2014). Tomáš Weiss managed Charles University’s involvement in the FP7 projects MERCURY and TRANSWORLD. He has been principle investigator in several research projects funded by the Czech Science Foundation and by the Technological Agency of the Czech Republic.


Monographs (selected):
Šlosarčík I., Weiss T., & Young M. (2020). Europeizace české státní správy : čtyři instituce, čtyři modely. Leges.
Weiss T. (2017). Promoting National Priorities in EU Foreign Policy: The Czech Republic's Foreign Policy in the EU. Routledge.
Weiss T. (2016). Do we need an EU army? Which way for the European security and defence cooperation. Martin Stříž Publishing.
Weiss T. (2014). Role policie a armády v Evropské unii : analýza evropské a národní úrovně s využitím případové studie České republiky. Karolinum.
Šlosarčík I., Kasáková Z., Tomalová E., Váška J., & Weiss T. (2013). Instituce Evropské unie a Lisabonská smlouva. Grada.
Chapters in monographs (selected):
Weiss T., Kadlecová L., & Ditrych O. (2022). Towards a framework for analysis: Facing the pressures of internationalisation and securitisation. Small States and Security in Europe : Between National and International Policymaking (pp. 18-38).
Weiss T., & Edwards G. (2022). Introduction: Small states in European security. Small States and Security in Europe : Between National and International Policymaking (pp. 1-17).
Weiss T. (2018). Foreign, security and defence policy : Europeanized at the bottom, neglected at the top. Das politische System Tschechiens (pp. 153-175).
Weiss T. (2017). Česko v mezinárodních vztazích: Bezcílné bloudění ve vleku domácí politiky. Maximum možného? 25 let samostatné české a slovenské zahraniční politiky (pp. 27-34).
Weiss T., Mikhelidze N., & Šlosarčík I. (2014). Multilateralism as Envisaged? Assessing European Union's engagement in conflict resolution in the neighbourhood. Multilateralism in the 21st Century : Europe's Quest for Effectiveness (pp. 157-177).
Articles (selected):
Kovář J., & Weiss T. (2023). The 2022 Czech EU Council Presidency: Performance in the Fields of Security, Energy and Rule of Law. Czech Journal of International Relations : Mezinárodní vztahy, 58(1), 81-99.
Kadlecová L., & Weiss T. (2021). Czech backlash against the GDPR: A small state's mismatch between domestic and international priorities. New Perspectives, 29(1), 7-22. UT-WOS link 
Weiss T. (2021). De-Europeanisation of Czech policy towards Eastern Partnership countries under populist leaders. Journal of European Integration, 43(5), 587-602. UT-WOS link 
Weiss T. (2020). A small state's anticipation of institutional change: effects of the looming Brexit in the areas of the CSDP and internal market. European Security, 29(1), 1-15. UT-WOS link 
Weiss T. (2020). Book review : Small state behaviour in strategic and intelligence studies. Small States & Territories, 3(2), 461-462.
as Principal Investigator
since 2023 Specialisation in small EU states foreign and security policy
2019-2022 TeDEUSS - Teaching and Debating EU Small states’ Security, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies (EACEA)
2017-2019 Facing the Pressures of Internationalization and Securitization: Changing Security Policies of European States (Czech Science Foundation)
2016-2017 Promoting Czech interest in EU policies (Technological Agency of the Czech Republic)
as Team Member
2020-2023 e-NOTE - European Network on Teaching Excellence (Erasmus+)
2020-2022 EUMA - improvement of good governance of climbing and mountaineering in Europe (Erasmus+)
2018 S4D4C - Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges (European Commission, Horizon 2020)
2017-2020 NIECE - New Ideas for Europeanisation from Central Europe, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (European Commission, Jean Monnet)
2013-2016 Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence – Researching and Teaching European Studies in Central and Eastern Europe (European Commission, Jean Monnet)
Czech Republic in the European Union - actors and interests
Current Issues of European Integration
European Union in International Affairs
Internal and external security policy of the European Union
Security Issues Today
Security implications of the EU-US relations
Theory and Practice of Academic Work
Transatlantic Security Cooperation