Explaining the EU’s Actorness and its Role in the Eastern
Neighbourhood of the EU
Explaining the EU’s Actorness and its Role in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU
Venue: Chisinau, MoldovaPeriod: June 6-15, 2019Open to: PhD students and postdoctoral researchers The event was organized within the framework of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project ENACTED European Union and its neighbourhood. Network for enhancing EU’s actorness in the eastern borderlands 2017-2625 coordinated by Centre for European Studies - Alexandru Ioan Cuza university of Iasi
In the first Day of the summer school, Lucian DÎRDALA, lecturer at the “Alexandru Ioan
Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania presented the “EU actorness and power in the Eastern
neighbourhood” and “The EU after the May 2019 elections
for the European Parliament: prospects for change?”. The
role of EU role in the EaP was envisaged and future
potential perspectives were highlighted.
“Mapping the EU’s actorness in the Republic of Moldova”
was the subject of the first session of the school’s second
day, where we had as lecturer Mr. Ion Mușchei from the
same university as the speaker mentioned above.
Przemysław Biskup (PL), PhD, lecturer, Institute of
International Economic Policy European Union Unit,
Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics introduced the school’s
participants on the impact of BREXIT on the future of the Eastern Partnership project. The
phenomenon of Brexit was analyzed from institutional, legal, strategic and political point
of view, trying to assess few potential scenarios to occur in the nearest future.
The aspect of "The EU's conditionality principle and the EaP
countries" was presented from two perspectives by PhD
Edina Lilla MESZAROS, Univ. Assistant, University of Oradea,
Romania and Cristina MORARI, Ph.D. in Political Sciences,
University lecturer, vice dean of faculty of International
Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences, State
University the R of Moldova.
Another subject of high interest, i.e. “The EU as a digital
leader in the Eastern neighborhood” was provided with
great enthusiasm by Mirela MĂRCUȚ, trainer and language assessment officer, PhD
Assistant, Department of International Relations and European Studies, University of
In the fourth day of the school, Dr. Nadiia BUREIKO, Vice-
head, NGO 'Quadrivium' (Ukraine), Post-doctoral
researcher, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) talked
about “The EU-isation of Europe? Eurointegration,
Europeanisation and the Europeanness quest” and
“Europeanisation of the Neighborhood”. During her
presentations, Dr. Bureiko focused on the Ukrainian
perspective, highlighting the main achievements and
challenges this country faces.
The Belarusian perspective on the prospective of Eastern
partnership potential realization for mutual growth, as well as current background and
achievements of EU-Belarus cooperation were presented by Alexander PYKO, Associate
professor, Innovation Management Department, PhD, School of Business of Belarusian
The summer school was closed with debating the subject of border problems of the
Republic of Moldova in context of European extension space, being provided and
moderated by PhD Valeriu Sainsus, Associate Professor at ASEM.
At the end, all participants received certificates of attendance, being encouraged to
research the topics discussed during the school and publish their research results.
During the summer school week, participants had the opportunity not only to deepen
their knowledge about EU's actorness and its role in the Eastern neighbourhood of the EU,
but also visit the Chisinau city and Milestii Mici Winery, which is registered in Guiness Book
for its gold collection of wine and the longest underground wine galleries.