The proposed course addresses young academics (teachers and researchers) from the network who would like to enhance their research methodological skills in sociological studies, applied to European integration topics. Thus, the proposed course, available online on the Blackboard, aims at providing young academics in the eastern borderlands of the EU with expert knowledge and practical experience in conducting research, especially in operating with European social perceptions, values and opinions. Overall, this course is aimed at providing the young academics in the network with a generous theoretical and practical framework, as well as specific methods, tools and instruments in order to train and enhance their skills and competences in conducting research. Within this context, the proposed training course will contribute to the creation of a new generation of young academics with highly developed research skills and competences. The proposed training course will have a consistent impact on both the network’s new generation of academics in European integration matters (focused on the project area), as well as on the network trainers, as it overall creates and fosters a favourable context for the cross border cooperation in education, research and training programmes.RESULTS (available soon)COORDINATORS: David Rotman (P10), Ramona Țigănașu (P1), Constantin Vasile Toca (P2)
The teaching activities include 4 activities addressed to 4 target groups, aimed at developing specific competences and skills, but associated to the thematic field of the project. •Teaching activity 1 European Sociological Studies and Research Methods is addressed to young academics (teachers and researchers) from the network partners. •Teaching activity 2 The European Neighbourhood Policy and Cross-Border Cooperation addresses in particular students who come from different backgrounds and areas of studies and who do not have an European perspective added, but also civil society (including NGOs representatives). •Teaching activity 3 European Cross-Border Project Management addresses the stakeholders (acting in the fields of, Eastern Neighbourhood Policy and cross-border cooperation).•Teaching activity 4 Summer school for young academics Explaining the EU’s actorness and its role in the eastern neighbourhood of the EU addressed to PhD students and post-doc researchers from the network partners.Teaching activities fit into the objectives of the development of the didactic expertise of the network partners in different working methods, through the exchange of good practices in organising the programmes, the elaboration of didactic material, on-line teaching, the evaluation of the course participants, according to different types of courses and target groups.
T2. The European Neighbourhood Policy and Cross-Border
The course addresses in particular students who come from different backgrounds and areas of studies without a strong European dimension, but also civil society (including NGOs representatives). For all participants from border regions is relevant to further enhance their knowledge in cross-border cooperation and in the study of the ENP & EaP. Thus, the proposed course, available online on the Blackboard platform aims at providing students and non-professionals in the eastern borderlands of the EU with basic knowledge and practical experience in the political, economic and social processes occurring in EU’s eastern cross-border regions, the proposed course having a strong multidisciplinary dimension. Structure of the course:1.General framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy2.The Eastern dimension of the ENP3.European integration and cross-border cooperation at EU’s eastern borders4.Priority domains of the European Neighbourhood Instruments5.Transforming borders into opportunities for development6.Multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue in border regionsRESULTS (available soon)COORDINATORS: Teodor Lucian Moga (P1), Grigore Vasilescu (P6), Ewelina Szczech-Pietkiewicz (P11)
T3. Course on European Cross-Border Project Management.
The main objective of the course will be to develop the participants’ theoretical and practical skills needed to identify specific funding opportunities, designing and developing project applications, as well as accessing, budgeting and managing EU funded project. The secondary aim of this activity is the elaboration of a training material based on the past experience of network’s members on drafting and implementing CBC projects. Besides its theoretical approach, the course will include ‘live’ case studies and experience from already implemented projects. The three professors in charge will ensure a joint coordination of the activity and will supervise the course material drafting in order to ensure the multinational approach and to strengthen the network. RESULTS (available soon)COORDINATORS: Alina Ploae (P1), Larissa Filinska (P10), Klara Czimre (P12)
T4. Summer school for young academics “Explaining the EU’s
actorness and its role in the eastern neighbourhood of the EU”.
The summer school, part of the same package of activities oriented towards teaching and research, is aimed first at offering an in-depth analysis of the EU’s external role and its impact over the wider eastern neighbourhood area in an altered context marked by the Ukrainian crisis and the existing tensions with Russia. As such, it draws together young academics and experts from the network institutions in order to discuss the growing literature on the ENP & EaP, to stimulate the theoretical and professional skills of participants and to encourage the exchange of views. Organisation:The summer school will provide a multinational platform for exchange of ideas and debates between young academics (PhD students, young researchers who have recently completed their doctoral studies) and invited lecturers from the network who will provide different perspectives on various thematic areas covered by the school. The summer school will have two editions: first edition organized in Oradea, Romania (2018) and the second edition organized in Chisinau, Moldova (2019). The summer school will have a duration of 7 days and will include lectures follow by in-depth workshops, a cultural evening and a ‘get-to-know each other’ sightseeing tour. The lectures will cover a wide range of interdisciplinary topics (please consider a tentative programme below), while the follow-up workshops will focus on presentations, case studies research and teamwork. Both lectures and workshops will be taught in English by experts from the network. RESULTS: Summer School The Eastern Partnership between Blockage and Revitalization (6-13 June 2018/ Oradea) | webpage | programmeCOORDINATORS: 2018: Ioan Horga (P2), David Rotman (P10), Klari Czimre (P12); 2019: Olesea Sirbu (P4), Pascariu Gabriela Carmen (P1), Grażyna Wojtkowska-Łodej (P11)