In support of the first objective of the project, during the three years of implementation we have organized three international conferences, which were dedicated primarily to PhD students who wish to make public their research in this subject area, to receive feedback specialized and contribute to creating a academic network of sector specialists in the CFSP and the ENP.
• 2016 – International conference “The Challenges of Europe’s Neighbourhood Policy”
• 2017 – International conference “Interconnectedness and EU foreign-policy making”
• 2018 – International conference “Toward a New European Neighbourhood Policy”
Through the project we have also organized three courses / trainings online addressed the business community in Romania, representatives of government and civil society representatives.
• Webinar “ENP impact to business community”
• Webinar “ENP impact to central administration”
• Webinar “ENP impact to civic society”
Within the project there were taught 5 specialized courses regarding the development of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Four courses were addressed MA and BA students in a complementary field of international relations and European studies (public administration, foreign languages, economics, communication, public relations and others).
• Promoting European Idea in the Neighbourhood of Europe – Prof. Univ. Dr. Iordan Gheorghe Bărbulescu, Lect. Univ. Dr. Oana Ion
• Neighbourhood Policies – an alternative to EU integration – Prof. Univ. Dr. George Anglițoiu
• Institutional Reform and Advanced European Negotiations on Neighbourhood Policies – Prof. Univ. Dr. Vasile Pușcaș, Conf. Univ. Dr. Gabriela Ciot
• Implementation of European Neighbourhood Policies – financial instruments – Conf. Univ. Dr. Răzvan Cotovelea, Asist. Univ. Dr. Monica Chiffa
The fifth course was addressed to PhD students specialized on the ENP topic.
• EU and its neighbours – Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Horga
The project aims to develop a comprehensive research regarding the convergence between the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and the foreign national policies/strategies of the EU member states. Through it, the research team intends to find common points and the differences between the supranational approach and the national ones regarding the relationship between the EU, on one hand and its member states, on the other, with external parties. The importance of the theme resides in the fact that the EU is a regional power with global aspirations, thus is has the responsibility and the legitimacy to act as a mediator especially in its neighborhood. In this sense, a coherent approach between the national and supranational level is a desideratum, especially since the international system is passing a transitional period and new antagonistic regional powers are emerging. In this context both the Eastern and the Southern borders of the organization are under pressure, emphasizing the main vulnerabilities of the Common Foreign Security Policy of the EU.
During the first year of implementation, the research team will focus on the supranational and international level, thus analysing the strategies, policies and discourses that have emerged at European level regarding the European Neighbourhood, namely: the European Neighbourhood Policy, the Eastern Partnership and the Union for the Mediterranean, their launching, their revisions, EU security strategies from 2003 and 2016, the EU relationship with other regional powers like the Russian Federation and Turkey, but also EU’s relationship with Eastern European states like: Moldova, Ukraine, Georgian, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus and the states from Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia.
During the Jean Monnet project we have published three collective volumes, which include papers and studies discussed within the international conferences.
You can find more information about all three proceedings volumes (authors, article abstracts, editors and other) at: http://elearning.journalofcommunication.ro/proceedings/
We have also published the research volume which is the result of 2 years of study “STRUCTURES OF INTERCONNECTIVITY IN THE EU’S NEIGHBOURHOOD: MAIN FACTORS THAT SHAPED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENP. A HANDBOOK”
Within the dissemination activity we have developed 6 bilingual newsletters and 3 bilingual brochures, which were published on our webpages (dri.snspa.ro and http://elearning.journalofcommunication.ro) and disseminated through our social media account (https://www.facebook.com/Masterand.la.DRIIE/?ref=settings). The brochure has also been printed and distributed at our national and international events.
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