CONFERENCES

International Conference “The Challenges of Europe’s Neighbourhood Policy”

5th – 6th of April

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Tuesday, 5th of April

10:30 – 11:00 Registration of participants

11:00 – 12:00 Opening ceremony

  • Remus PRICOPIE, PhD – Rector of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NUPSPA)
  • Iordan Gh. BĂRBULESCU, PhD – Dean of DRIIE and President of the NUPSPA’s Senate
  • Ioan HORGA, PhD – Dean of the Faculty of History, International Relations, Political and Communicational Science within the University of Oradea
  • Teodor MELEȘCANU, PhD – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Director of SIE and Prime Minister’s Advisor
  • George ANGLIȚOIU, PhD – Department of International Relations and European Integration, NUPSPA
  • Anatoliy KRUGLASHOV, PhD – Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Director, Research Institute of European Integration and Regional Studies, National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

12:00 – 12:15 Coffee Break

12:15 – 13:00 First expert session – Eastern Europe Dynamics: Case study- Ukraine

  • Key speaker – Anatoliy KRUGLASHOV Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Director, Research Institute of European Integration and Regional Studies, National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:45 Second expert session – The Syrian Crisis

  • Key speaker – Prof. George ANGLIȚOIU, PhD – Department of International Relations and European Integration, NUPSPA

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30 Panel 1: The Role of the EU at the Global Context

Moderator –  Anatoliy KRUGLASHOVDepartment of Political Science and Public Administration, Director, Research Institute of European Integration and Regional Studies, National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

  • Playing by the Rule. The Rule of International Law in the EU’s Neighbourhood– Garofita Porav, PhD student at NUPSPA
  • The Role of Europeanization in the Global Context – Irina Lipănescu, PhD student at NUPSPA
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales – the EU – Japan Economic Partnership – Carola Frey, PhD student at NUPSPA
  • The EU Sustainable Development within the Global Context – Claudia Ionescu, PhD student la NUPSPA
  • The EU within the Global Context neighbourhood Policies – Challenges and opportunities for the eastern Europe Countries – Bogdan Liviu Florea, PhD student la NUPSPA

Wednesday, 6th of April

10:30 – 11:00 Registration of participants

11:00 – 12:30 Panel 2: The EU’s Approach towards the Integration Process

Moderator – Prof. George ANGLIȚOIU, PhD – Department of International Relations and European Integration, NUPSPA

  • European Neighbourhood Policy between Benefit and Menace to the EU Economy – Eugen Marius Comiș, PhD student at NUPSPA
  • Governance challenges – Bogdan Cristian Mărgărit, MA student at the Faculty of Public Administration, NUPSPA
  • European Union, Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect – Raisa Preutescu, PhD student at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University
  • EU, Global Governance and Social Responsibility – Elena Diana Mușat
  • Could Communication Increase the development of EU regions? – Claudia Ionescu, PhD student at NUPSPA
  • The New European Neighbourhood Policies an Instrument for the European interventionism? – Liliana Filip, PhD student at NUPSPA

12:30 – 13:00 Coffee Break

13:00 – 14:00 Panel 3: The Easter Partnership – Development and Lessons Learned

Moderator – Prof. Ioan HORGA, PhD – Dean of the Faculty of History, International Relations, Political and Communicational Science within the University of Oradea

  • Ukraine – a “differentiated actor” within the Eastern Partnership. A view from the Poliheuristic Decision Models, Ioana Bianca-Berna, Associate Assistant at NUPSPA
  • The European Union vs. Eurasian Economic Union: Comparing two models of enlargement policies in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus – Mihai Mogildea, BA student at NUPSPA
  • Ionela Ciolan, PhD student at NUPSPA
  • Luminița Bogdan, PhD student at NUPSPA

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break

15:00 – 16:00 Panel 4: Bilateral Relations and Implications in Terms of Conflict Resolution

Moderator –

  • Russian Reactions to the Eastern Partnership – Adrian Corobană, PhD student at NUPSPA
  • The problem of dual Citizenship in Northern Bukovina – Liubov Melnychuk, PhD student at Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
  • The EU Enlargement in Resolving Frozen Conflict in Transnistria – Kinga Jaromin, MA student, University of Warsaw
  • Corruption in Romania versus Corruption in Moldavia, Diana Gabriela Cojocaru, PhD student at NUPSPA
  • The Evolution of the European Union’s Conception in Foreign Policy Discourse of Armenia: Implications for U-turn and the Path Beyond the Association Agreement – Aram Terzyan, postdoctoral researcher at the Ghent University in Belgium

International Conference „Interconnectivity and EU Foreign Policy Making”

Tuesday, 9th – 10th of May 2017

Day one – Tuesday, 9th of May

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:30  Opening Session

Interconnected knowledge – exploring the new European Neighborhood Policy – Multi-disciplinary approaches

Moderator:
Lect univ dr. Miruna Troncotă, DRIIE

Prof. Univ. Dr. Iordan BĂRBULESCU, Project Manager, Director of the SNSPA Doctoral School

Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan HORGA, Oradea University

Prof. Univ. Dr. Mircea BRIE, Oradea University

10.30 – 12.00 Expert Round Table: The New EU Global Strategy and the ‘troubled neighborhoods’. Interconnectivity and resilience for 2019.

Moderator:
– Lect univ dr. Miruna Troncotă, DRIIE

Tobias FLESSENKEMPER, Senior Fellow & Balkans Project Director, Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE), Nice (France)

Prof. Univ. Dr. Radu CARP, Director of the Doctoral School of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Conf. Univ. Dr. Șerban CIOCULESCU, Bucharest University

Iulia GHIȚĂ, expert Europuls (think tank)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.30 *In co-operation with the SNSPA Doctoral School

1st Session of the Academic Workshop – Research methodology in the study of the European Neighbourhood Policy

Introduction in Epistemology
Prof univ dr Cezar BÎRZEA, DRIIE

14.30-14.45 Coffee Break

14.45-16.00 2nd Session of the Academic Workshop – Research methodology in the study of the European Neighbourhood Policy

The Differences between Quantitative and Qualitative methodology. Applied case study on Discourse Analysis in EU Foreign Policy-making

Dr. Miruna TRONCOTĂ, DRIIE
Dr Mihai ZODIAN, GSARI

16:00 – 17:00 Presentation of the ProQuest Database

Day 2 – Wednesday, 10th of May

10:30 – 11:00 Registration

11:00 – 12:20 Panel 1 – Interconnectedness and EU Foreign Policy Making –Building Political Resilience in EU’s Neighborhood;

Moderator:
– Lect.Univ. Dr. Radu Cucută

Ana-Maria Anghelescu – SNSPA, Romania „Europeanisation in Bilateral Relations: The Cases of Minority Rights Policies in Eastern Europe in the context of Enlargement Policy”

Alexandra Loy – SNSPA, Romania “Ensuring continuity of the EU Council’s agenda in the field of migration. The 2016-2017 trio Presidency of the Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta”

Amira Sawan – SNSPA, Romania “The EU as a fortress for Middle East refugees?”

Vlad Adrian Ciobanu- University of Bucharest, Romania „The EU as global actor”

Eveline Ioana Mărășoiu- SNSPA, Romania „Global interconnectedness – the EU and the European pillar of NATO”

12:20 – 12:40 Coffee Break

12:40 – 14:00 Panel 2 – Increasing Interconnectedness at EU’s Borders – Between resilience and the “spill-over effect” after the Ukrainian Conflict

Moderators:
– Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Horga, Dr. Ana-Maria Costea

Luminita Bogdan – SNSPA, Romania “Republic of Moldova, from the „success story” of the Eastern Partnership to a major concern for the EU”

Ionela Ciolan – SNSPA, Romania „EU-Georgia bilateral relations from Vilnius
Summit to present”

Ioana Sandu, Romania„Republic of Moldova – on the brink of another Ukrainian scenario?”

Cezar Teclean- ASE, Romania „The evaluation of the economic, political and cultural reports of the EU regarding the neighbourhood, from a triple theoretical perspective- neorealist, neoliberal and constructivit point if view”

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 Panel 3 – Interconnectedness in EU Foreign Policy Making – Building Economic Resilience EU’s Neighborhood. Different dimensions of EU as a Global power

Moderator:
– Lector univ. Dr. Bogdan Munteanu

Daniela Baches – Brunel University, United Kingdom „The role of the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) unit within the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) framework”

Cristian Barbieri, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Roma and Cino Luigi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy „The Implementation Plan of the European Union’s Global Strategy: The New Concept of Resilience vis à vis the limited statehood of Kosovo and Western Sahara”

Corina Murafa, ASE, “Financing Instruments for the Energy Union”

Sebastian Burduja, ASE, „Romania’s Regional Development: A 3-D Mode”

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:30 International Conference Closing Event

Book Launch & Debate – The Europeanization of Failure? The Role of the European Union in the Western Balkans

Moderator:
– Bogdan HRIB, Director of Tritonic Publishing House

Ambassador Sergiu CELAC, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania

Prof. Univ. Dr. Iordan BĂRBULESCU, Dean DRIIE

Prof. univ. dr Mihaela MIROIU, SNSPA

Ovidiu NAHOI, Editor-in-Chief of Radio France International (RFI, Romania)

Lect univ dr Miruna TRONCOTĂ, DRIIE

* Discussions on the book “Post-conflict Europeanization and the War of Meanings.

Challenges to EU Conditionality in Bosnia and Kosovo” (Editura Tritonic) by Miruna Troncotă

Contact:
Mail: evenimente.driie@gmail.com
Website: www.dri.snspa.ro

International Confernce “Towards a new european neighourhood policy”

23rd – 24th of May

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Wednesday, 23rd of May

10:30 – 11:00 Registration of participants

11:00 – 12:00 Opening ceremony

  • Remus PRICOPIE, PhD – Rector of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)(TBC)
  • Iordan Gh. BĂRBULESCU, PhD – Dean of DRIIE and President of the SNSPA’s Senate
  • Ana TINCA, Director Security Policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania (TBC)
  • Associated Prof. Clara VOLINTIRU, PhD, Faculty of Economic International Relations, Academy of Economic Studies
  • Dan CĂRBUNARU, Director, Caleaeuropeana.ro

 

12:00 – 13:00 Report – Third powers in Europe’s east

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

 

14: 00 – 16:00 Panel – “Regional challenges at EU’s border – the Western Balkans”

 

Moderator: Lecturer Miruna BUTNARU-TRONCOTĂ, PhD, Department of International Relations and European Integration, SNSPA

  • Lecturer Viorela AGOLLI (Polena), PhD, Aleksandёr Moisiu University, Albania, “Democracy and authoritarianism in the Western Balkans: the importance of integration into the EU”
  • Andrei MICU, MA student, University of Bucharest, Romania, “The Independence of Kosovo and the Belgrade-based Coalitions of the Willing against the Kosovar Statehood”
  • Dragoș IONIȚĂ, MA student, SNSPA, “Between politica and international law. Romania’s position on Kosovo’s Independence in the last decade”
  • Lecturer Miruna BUTNARU-TRONCOTĂ, PhD, SNSPA, Romania, “Friends with Benefits”. The Relations between Romania and Serbia in the last decade.

 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

 

Thursday, 24th of May

 

10:30 – 11:00 Registration

11:00 – 13:00 Panel – “The geopolitics of the ‘shared’ neighbourhood”

Moderator: Lecturer Ana-Maria COSTEA, PhD, Department of International Relations and European Integration, SNSPA

  • Ionut MADALIN, PhD student, SNSPA, Romania, “The project regarding the identity: ”the new moldovenism”
  • Ene Daniel DUMITRU, PhD Candidate, SNSPA, Romania, “The Diversity of Challenges to Ensure Eastern Flank Security: an Asset to be Exploited”
  • Roxana ANDREI, PhD Candidate, University of Coimbra, Portugal, “Challenges to peacemaking in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: Adaptive strategies of the unrecognised states in the South Caucasus”
  • Armen GRIGORYAN, Columnist, Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst; Eurasia Daily Monitor, Jamestown, Armenia, “The present stage of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
  • Irena MNATSAKANYAN, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, “The Quest for Coherence in EU Crisis Management: The Case of South Ossetia”

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Panel – “EU within the international context – strengthening EU as an international actor”

Moderator: Lecturer Radu CUCUTĂ, PhD, Department of International Relations and European Integration, SNSPA

  • Diana COJOCARU, PhD Candicate, SNSPA, Romania, “Rethinking the European Neighborhood Policy”
  • Carmen Marina GHEORGHIU, PhD candidate, SNSPA, Romania “Children of immigrants – Witnesses in the migration crisis”
  • Lecturer Cristina-Maria DOGOT, PhD, University of Oradea, Romania, “The Eastern Partnership: The Effectiveness of Multilateral Cooperation?”
  • Felix-Corneliu ARDELEAN, PhD Candidate, SNSPA, Romania, “Funding the European Neighbourhood Policy between concrete results and wishful thinking”

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:00 Ending session – Final remarks

  • Iordan Gh. BĂRBULESCU, PhD – Dean of DRIIE and President of the SNSPA’s Senate

*The European Commision support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commision cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Between September 2015 and August 2018, the Department of International Relations and European Integration (DRIIE) coordinates the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "Structures of the EU's Neighbourhood Interconnectivity in", co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus Plus Program, Jean Monnet Action.

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