The Regional Social Research Section, based in the National Science Institute – Silesian Institute in Opole, was created in 1999. The mission of the Regional Social Research Section is to address problems closely related to practical aspects of social policy within regional context.

The Section’s activity focuses i.a. on demographic background of social development of Silesia (Lower Silesia, Silesian and Opole Voivodeships) in local labour markets.

During the 2020-2023 term the Section is presided by professor Agata Zagórowska (Opole) supported by professor Zdzisław Pisz (Wrocław) and professor Andrzej Rączaszek (Katowice).

The Section members deliver common research and scientific projects, co-organise scientific conferences and debates. They cooperate with labour offices, local offices of Statistics Poland and with local authorities.