DIECE, 3rd Edition (Berlin, 14-15 April 2016), PhD Panel: European Union Today –Historical and Political Dimensions

International Conference

Disintegration and Integration in East-Central Europe, 3rd Edition

BORDERS, IDENTITIES, COMMUNITIES: The Road to Reconciliation and Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe

Berlin, 14-15 April 2016



The 2016 conference BORDERS, IDENTITIES, COMMUNITIES: The Road to Reconciliation and Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe, of the Faculty of European Studies of Babeș-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) is the third consecutive event organised under the umbrella of the Disintegration Integration in East-Central Europe (D.I.E.C.E.) Conference Series, a concept which was successfully launched in 2012 within the framework of the Jean Monnet Lifelong Learning Programme. Since 2012, the D.I.E.C.E. conference has been one of the most visible academic events in the field of European Studies in Central and Eastern Europe. Following a cooperation agreement, the event was hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin, Germany), on 14-15 April 2016, in partnership with the University of Strasbourg and the European Union’s Liaison Committee of Historians.

This edition was placed under the official patronage of Mr Klaus Johannis, the President of Romania, and benefitted from the participation of more than 100 scholars, students and other stakeholders across Europe, specialising in matters pertaining to EU integration. This edition of the Conference was once again supported by the Jean Monnet Programme.

Apart from the six panels dedicated chiefly to teachers and researchers, a special session was organised for PhD students and young researchers, under the auspices of the ‘European Paradigm’ Doctoral School of the Faculty of European Studies. The participants were given the chance to present the state of their research and benefit from guidance on the part of experienced academics, while exchanging ideas, methodological approaches and theories. The papers cover a broad range of subjects, revolving around the specific focus of the area of International Relations and European Studies, and have been published in the Conference volume, in a successful conclusion of a culturally enriching scientific exchange.

Please find attached the abstracts of the papers presented


Prof. Dr. Nicolae Păun
Jean Monnet ad Personam Chair
Dean of the Faculty of European Studies and Organiser of the Conference


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