International Conference: “Economy and Commerce in the Global Era: Premises and Challenges for the Integration of Europe and Latin America”

SNSPA has the pleasure of inviting all those interested to attend the International Conference “Economy and Commerce in the Global Era: Premises and Challenges for the Integration of Europe and Latin America”, which is due to take place on the 25th of April, 2016, starting with 10:00 am.

The list of speakers includes the following:

  • Professor Daniel Dăianu, Member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Romania
  • H.E. Fernando de Mateo, Permanent Representative of Mexic to the WTO
  • H.E. Francisco Pirez, Former Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the WTO
  • H.E. Gabriel Duque, Permanent Representative of Columbia to the WTO
  • H.E. Hector Casanueva, Permanent Representative of Chile to the WTO

For confirmation of attendance, please send an e-mail to ioana.melenciuc@dri.snspa.ro before the 20th of April.

 

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The Workshop: “EU Policies for the Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning: Opportunities for Integration into the Labour Market”

19-20 May, 2016

SNSPA, 30A Expozitiei Boulevard, 8th floor, room 804, Sector 1, Bucharest

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Through this workshop, which will be held on the 19th and the 20th of May 2016, we aim to bring together in an atmosphere of mutual learning young graduates of university programmes in the field of social sciences, teachers, public administration staff, researchers, professionals in the field and representatives of civil society.

Under the academic coordination of Professor Iordan Bărbulescu, PhD, the young beneficiaries will be made aware of the opportunities they have at their disposal, through measures that are promoted at the EU level and at the level of member states, for capitalising upon the competencies they have gained in learning experiences, other than formal. The participants will have at their disposal useful information and guidance in order to be competitive on the labour market and to better promote their skills. In other words, the purpose of the event is to familiarize young graduates in social sciences with the possibilities for validating non-formal and informal learning, which are promoted through the policies and measures of the European Union. The keynote speaker of the workshop will be an international expert in the assessment and recognition of non-formal and informal learning.

People who are interested in the event can opt for simple participation or participation with a paper. For either of the two options please send us your intention by 1st of April, 2016, by e-mail at the following address: anamaria.stavaru@snspa.ro. The number of places is limited!

During the two days, the event will focus on the following topics:

  • Non-formal and informal learning. Concepts and challenges in the current European context – Keynote speaker: an international expert in the field
  • European approaches regarding the assessment and validation of competencies acquired in non-formal and informal contexts: the supranational level and the level of member states –Moderators: Prof. Cezar Bîrzea – National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Prof. Iordan Bărbulescu – National School of Political and Administrative Studies
  • Regional developments for supporting a national system for the recognition of non-formal and informal learning – Moderators: Prof. Ioan Horga – University of Oradea, Prof. George Poede – “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași
  • Presentation of academic papers on non-formal and informal learning – Moderator: Univ. Lect. Nicolae Toderaș – National School of Political and Administrative Studies

This workshop is the first event in the series of international events conducted by ARRISE / ECSA Romania in the Jean Monnet project Assessment and recognition of non-formal and informal learning in the EU – A-LEARN, co-financed by the European Commission through the ERASMUS+ Programme, Jean Monnet Activities, Jean Monnet Support for Institutions and Associations, 2015 – EAC/A04/2014.

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Opening Conference of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “In and Out: Understanding the European Union beyond its Borders”

The Department of International Relations and European Integration of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NUPSPA) is pleased to announce the Opening Conference of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence In and Out: Understanding the European Union beyond its Borders, co-financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme.

The event, titled EU border management in Romania, Ukraine and Republic of Moldova, is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th 2015, at 12.30 pm, room 804.

The event will gather researchers, teachers, students, civil society representatives, public administrators, experts from Romania, Ukraine and Republic of Moldova and it will represent a good occasion in order to stimulate the dialogue regarding border management, in the context of recent regional instability that exert pressure on Eastern borders of the European Union. The thematic adopted for the conference will gather discussions regarding the crisis in Ukraine and the security implications for Republic of Moldova and Romania; vulnerabilities, risks and threats at the eastern frontiers of the European Union; cooperation mechanisms in border management in Romania, Ukraine and Republic of Moldova, etc.

Location: National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Expoziției Blvd. 30A, Bucharest

For further information on the Jean Monnet Module, please visit: http://europolity.eu/in-out-centre-of-excelence/

 

 

Opening Conference of the Jean Monnet Module “EU*Ro Media, European Standards, Romanian Application: The Media Roadmap for Romania’s EU Council Presidency”

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The Department of International Relations and European Integration of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NUPSPA) is pleased to announce the Opening Conference of the Jean Monnet Module EU*Ro Media, European Standards, Romanian Application: The Media Roadmap for Romania’s EU Council Presidency, co-financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme.

The event, titled The Romanian EU Council Presidency Through The Eyes of The Media: Opportunities And Challenges, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th 2015, at 12 pm, room 428 and is open for attendance to mass-media professionals, academics, researchers, students and civil society representatives.

The opening conference, apart from presenting the rationale and objectives of the project, is aimed at fostering dialogue on the Europeanization of mass-media in Romania and its capacity to consolidate the public sphere, by approaching subjects such as the media coverage of EU-related themes; the media’s engagement for building and consolidating the public sphere to become an active actor in the European Union; and the possibility to enhance the media’s role in informing the public sphere about the high-level responsibility Romania assumed for the second half of 2019.

Location: National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Expoziției Blvd. 30A, Bucharest

Moderator: Ovidiu Nahoi.

For further information on the Jean Monnet Module, please visit: http://europolity.eu/euromedia-module/

Israel-Romania Higher Education Seminar

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Attached please find an official invitation to attend the “Israel-Romania Higher Education Seminar” that will take place on Monday October 26th at the Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest.
The Seminar is organized by Ustudy Global and the Israeli Embassy in Romania.
The purpose of the Seminar is to strengthen academic relationships between the two countries and assist Romanian Universities to increase the number of Israeli students on their campuses.
This Seminar is by invitation only.  Please RSVP

The contribution of Professor Remus PRICOPIE and of Professor Iordan Gh. BARBULESCU at the 2nd EU-CELAC Academic Summit

On the 8th and the 9th of June 2015, the 2nd EU-CELAC Academic Summit took place in Brussels with the participation of high dignitaries from academica, governments, public institutions and the private sector. This was held before the EU-CELAC Summit from the 10th and the 11th of June, 2015.

The purpose of this second Academic Summit was to broaden and make progress in the implementation of the proposals issued in the previous Santiago Summit for establishing the EU-CELAC common space for higher education, science, technology and innovation. In particular, the Summit tried to determine both academic communities to work together for meeting this goal.

Among the participants at the Academic Summit were Professor Remus PRICOPIE, PhD, Rector of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NUPSPA) and Professor Iordan Gh. BĂRBULESCU, PhD, President of the Senate of NUPSPA  and President of the Institute of Latin-American Studies from Romania. The two professors held an active role in the working sessions from the Academic Summit: Professor Bărbulescu led the discussions and the work within the 4th Group -Academic links with public policies”; and Professor Remus Pricopie presented the Declaration of the Brussels Academic together with the General Director of the Egmont Institute from Belgium, the Rector of the Alcalá University from Spain and the Rector of the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. The latter also contributed during the Closing Session.

At the meeting, after discussion, was presented to the Heads of State and Government a document with ideas and proposals from the academic community with the objective to progress towards this common Space and contribute to the concretization of the bi-regional Strategic Alliance. Therefore, the “Declaration of Brussels” was solemnly read in the Gothic Hall of the Brussels Townhall and handed over to the representatives of Government on the 10th of June, 2015.

In the organization of this Academic Summit two preparatory Seminars were organized. The first took place in Bucharest, Romania, on May, 2014, and the second in Guadalajara, Mexico, on November, 2014. The first preparatory Seminar was organized by the Institute of Latin-American Studies from National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, and more information can be found about it by accessing the following link: http://www.isla.eu.com/en/seminar/ .

The 2nd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) – 8th bi-regional Summit since the first in Rio de Janeiro in 1999 – took place in Brussels on 10-11 June 2015 under the theme “Shaping our Common Future: Working for Prosperous, Cohesive and Sustainable Societies for our Citizens”. In the context of the 2013 Summit of Santiago de Chile, the first Academic Summit between the two regions was held as a bottom-up initiative, organized by a consortium of Chilean universities at the Central University of Chile. It was prepared in 2012 by two meetings (Paris in June and Lima in October), following the same spontaneous process of side events such as the Business Summit, the Legal Community Summit and the Civil Society Summit. The purposes of that Academic event was to impulse and strengthen the ongoing ALCUE Common Area of Higher Education, launched in Rio de Janeiro in 1999 and consecutive initiatives undertaken by authorities from both regions. All the papers presented to this first Academic Summit were published in the book “Hacia un Espacio Eurolatinoamericano para la Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación”

For more information regarding the 2nd EU-CELAC Academic Summit, please go to: http://www.americasportal.eu/content/academic-summit-2015

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INTERNSHIP AT ASPEN ROMANIA

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Are you looking for an efficient learning environment that could provide you valuable practical experience and that could help you strengthen your network of professionals? Aspen Institute Romania is currently accepting applications for internships in the fields of Informative Research, Policy Events Management and Leadership Programs. The duration of each internship period is 4 months, with a daily schedule that can vary either from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.The internship is not paid, yet benefits could be included.

Work during the internship would involve designing, editing and publishing communication material, active involvement in the Institute’s development of promotional materials and methods, participation in the organization of several Aspen events and searching and preparing relevant information dedicated to the development of policy programs, conference packets and preparatory stages of policy events.

Requirements:
– graduate of economics, social sciences, communication and PR, politics or sciences;
– very good Internet skills and proficiency in computer based activities;
– strong organizational skills;
– good time management;
– excellent knowledge of English.

To apply, please write in English to Ms. Catalina Rata, Leadership Programs Officer, atcatalina.rata@aspeninstitute.ro, mentioning your interest for one of the fields of Informative Research, Policy Events Management or Leadership Programs, and outlining your suitability for the Internship Program in a 500 words letter. Please attach also a copy of your CV. The deadline for application has been extended, therefore we kindly ask you to send us the necessary documents by June 14, 2015. Interviews are scheduled between after June 15, 2015.

Debate: “BREXIT: United Kingdom without the European Union”

The Department of International Relations and European Integration, through the Centre of European Studies, is inviting you to a debate called “BREXIT: United Kingdom without the European Union” which will be held on Friday, 8th of May 2015, at 17:00, Room 428.

The event aims to hold a debate on a theme that has been very controversial for both the British pubic and the European political actors ever since 2013. The United Kingdom’s possible exit from the EU has been placed in the sphere of speculative discussions regarding the consequences that this unprecedented political decision might have, if obtaining a positive vote for withdrawal in a referendum that the Conservator Party promised to organise in 2017, if they won the parliamentary elections to be held on 7th of May. Considering the result of the recent polls, the Conservators have gained a top position next to the Labour Party, but also the higher possibility that this political wave will be insisted on in the next two years, it is necessary to revalue the consequences of withdrawal of the UK will have, both for them and for the common European space. Therefore, the working team of the conference, consisting of the M.A. students of the Department of International Relations and European Integration, suggests that this debate take place on 8th of May, immediately after the conclusion of the general election in the United Kingdom, and to follow the main changes that might intervene in the following dimensions:

  • Political: influencing power on the international scene, relations with India, relations between the component regions of the UK, but also with other powers of the international system from the position of a big state outside the Union, relocation and modification of EU regulations, EU’s loss of an influent member in international negotiation, diminishing the EU’s role as a global actor, etc.;
  • Economic: decreasing the importance of London as a financial centre, in favour of some competitive capital markets, both from the EU and the world, losing the access to the Single Market and the negotiations regarding regulations that are shaping this market, implementation of protectionist measures, slowing growth and increasing inter-regional economic disparities, prolonged negotiation of independent trade agreements with US, BRICS, the loss of a major trading partner for the EU, etc.;
  • Social: loss of jobs, especially in the services sector, of the right to free movement of people, tightening immigration and asylum regulations, increasing anti-British sentiments in Scotland and Northern Ireland due to lower social welfare status, etc.