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T1. European Sociological Studies and Research.

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)

Teaching.

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.    
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T2. The European Neighbourhood Policy and Cross-Border

Cooperation

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 Policy 2. The Eastern dimension of the ENP 3. European integration and cross-border cooperation at EU’s eastern borders 4. Priority domains of the European Neighbourhood Instruments 5. Transforming borders into opportunities for development 6. Multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue in border regions RESULTS (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 | programme COORDINATORS: 2018: Ioan Horga (P2), David Rotman (P10), Klari Czimre (P12); 2019: Olesea Sirbu (P4), Pascariu Gabriela Carmen (P1), Grażyna Wojtkowska-Łodej (P11)