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Aim of the project

Facilitating the dialogue between young people and the transfer of knowledge on European Citizenship, Democracy and Diversity from the representatives of the academia, the European Parliament, political actors, members of NGOs, local/national media towards secondary school teachers and students.


To train secondary school professors to teach EU courses using means of formal and non-formal education (with emphasis on the PhotoVoice activity),

Develop best practice exchange on European Citizenship, Democracy and Diversity between young people, students and teachers,

To prepare future active European citizens,

To foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers.

Academic coordinator
Prof. Adrian Liviu Ivan, PhD

Professor of International Relations and European Studies with rich teaching and research experience in European and international governance, Security Studies, National and ethnic minorities.

He is Rector of the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy, Bucharest, former Director of International Studies and Contemporary History Department (2012-2017), Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeș-Bolyai University.

Since 2008, he is professor at Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Cluj Napoca, with teaching and research activities on international relations and security studies, History of European Integration, Governance in the European Union, European Union common policies, European Security and the issue of national and ethnic minorities. With a PhD in International Relations (2003), he is, since 2009, PhD Supervisor in the field of International Relations and European Studies within the Doctoral School of International Relations and Security Studies (founder of the School, former member in the School board).

He has developed several successful BA’s and MA’s in international relations and security studies at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, worth mentioned: Security Studies, International Relations and European Studies, Leadership and Communication in international organisations or Security management in contemporary society.

Between 2007 and 2017 Prof.Ivan was Chairman of the Committee of the permanent

experts specialized in Social Sciences, Political and Communication at The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS).

In 2013, he received the "Dimitrie Gusti" Award of the Romanian Academy.

Prof.Ivan is member in different editorial boards, such as: Romanian Review of European Governance Studies, Journal of Eastern European Studies, Eurolimes, Journal of the Institute for Euroregional Studies "Jean Monnet" European Center of Excellence, Journal of International Relations of the Romanian and European Studies.

Furthermore, he has published many books and articleson International Relations and Security Studies.

Among his latest project management activities worth mentioned: Module leader – Project History of European Integration, Jean Monnet Chair leader – project Governance and European Policies, Co-director ATLANTIS Programme “Public Administration”, Academic coordinator -Jean Monnet Project A Students’ E-urope: Education for Citizenship (EU-RoCitizen) (2012), Module leader – project ”European Security, National and Ethnic Minority Issues”(2013-2016), Academic Coordinator -Jean Monnet Project “Learning EU’s ABC@School: Education for Democracy, Citizenship and Diversity (2014-2016).

Prof. Adrian Liviu Ivan, PhD,
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Amb. Prof. Univ. Adrian Cioroianu, PhD

Romanian historian, Romanian Ambassador at UNESCO in Paris, politician and journalist, he is former Dean and Professor at the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest. Author of several books dealing with contemporary Romanian history.

A member of the Group for Social Dialogue, he joined the National Liberal Party and was elected to the Romanian Senate for Timiş County in 2004. Following the accession of Romania to the European Union, he served as a Member of the European Parliament in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and a vice president of the ALDE group in the European Parliament.

On April 5, 2007, Prof.Cioroianu became Foreign Affairs Minister (he organized the NATO Summit in Bucharest, 2008). He has been a member of the editorial staff for DilemaVeche since 1998 and Vice-president of the Romanian Institute of Recent History since 2011. Prof.Cioroianu has hosted several talk shows on television (Realitatea TV, TVR 1, e.g. 5 minutes of history at TVR 2).

Prof.Univ. Barbara Loyer, PhD

Agrégée de géographie, Barbara Loyer, professeur à l’Institut Français de Géopolitique de l’Université Paris 8, est spécialiste de la géopolitique de l’Espagne. Elle s’est particulièrement intéressée aux nationalismes basque et catalan, ainsi qu’à l’analyse du terrorisme séparatiste. Elle oriente ses recherches actuelles vers l’approche géopolitique de la question migratoire en Espagne.

Ses réflexions portent également sur l’Europe et l’Union européenne. Elle pilote la construction d’un consortium européen d’universités pour la mise en place d’un doctorat Erasmus Mundusspécialisé sur l’analyse géopolitique pluridisciplinaire des conflits en Europe.

Elle ouvre un champs de recherche sur le thème: Femmes et géopolitique.

DHC Prof. Andre Liebich, PhD

Prof.Liebich isHonorary Professor in International History And Politics at the Graduate Institute Of International And Development Studies, Geneva. Faculty member from 1989 to 2013, Dr Liebich was previously Professor of Political Science at the University of Québec in Montréal. He has also taught at McGill University, the University of Montréal, the University of Fribourg and the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania where he was awarded a doctorate HonorisCausa in 2013. He has held research appointments at St. Antony’s and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford; the Russian Research Centre, Harvard; the Hoover Institution, Stanford; the Kennan Institute, Washington, DC; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the Institute for Historical Research, London.

His interests lie in Central and East European history and politics, modern political thought and ideologies, and international history and theory. His current research deals with nationhood and statehood, and minority and diaspora politics.

A specialist in fields such as Central and East European Studies and post-Soviet He has a Ph.D. in Political Sciences at Harvard University, an Ma degree Regional Studies-USSR, at Harvard University, a B.A.(Hons) in Political Sciences &Economics at McGill University.

He is consultant at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Départementfédéral des affaires étrangères, Switzerland; Department of National Defence; Canada and High Commissioner on National Minorities at OSCE; Council of Europe; European Commission; Open Society Institute,Board of Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), New York.

Alina Bărăian, PhD

Headmistress and Teacher of Humanities, collaborator with central administration of education in the area of the curriculum, textbook and assessment, social sciences teacher facing a large number of instances where teaching methods were required to be diversified to correspond to the target groups the courses were designed for.

Philosopher, interested in issues related to communication, sociology and anthropology. Trainer involved in NGO projects designed for teachers and for youth. Author and co-author of several philosophy books, examining and assessment guides for Humanities.

CS I. Lucian Nastasa-Kovacs, PhD

Scientific researcher (1st grade) at the Romanian Academy, „George Bariţiu” Institute of History, he is Head of the Art Museum of Cluj, starting 2014. With a PhD in History, he is expert in history and sociology of culture and education, with many research internships at Budapest, Geneve, Graz, Zurich, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Moskow, Paris and Heidelberg.

Professor Nastasă received in 2004 the Romanian Academy Prize and in the same year he became member of the Doctors Corporation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he received „Meir Rudich” Prize of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Mr.Nastasă is specialized in the research of ethnicity, culture, inter-cultural relations, minority-majority relations and Transylvanian minorities’ studies. In several researches he used his historic knowledge on diversity and ethnicity to broad these concepts to a European multi-cultural dimension.

CS III. Claudia Anamaria Iov, PhD

Scientific Researcher 3rd Grade at Babes-Bolyai University, specialized in European and security studies, she has two PhD’s, one in International Relations and European Studies at "Babes-Bolyai" University and one in Geopolitics at Paris 8 University. She teaches classes and seminars on Governance of international politics on ethnic and national minorities, Diplomatic protocol and etiquette, Compared public policies at BA level; Project Management and EU Funding instruments, Societal Security in contemporary society at MA level.

Author of several studies and articles on European integration and security issues, Miss Iov is member of the Romanian Association of International Relations and European Studies, since 2011 and since 2016 she is member of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC). She is also member of national editorial boards, „Romanian Review of European Governance Studies”, and “The Romanian Journal of International Relations and European Studies”. President of the Association ”Centre for Education, Development and Social Economy” (since 2011) and since 2013, part of the international Romani Studies Network.

She has an extensive experience in accessing and implementing projects with non-reimbursable financing as she was an expert within the the General Secretariat of the Romanian Government and she has 9 years in accessing and implementing projects financed by the European Union, both at the university and in public and private institutions.

Raluca Lutai, PhDc.

PhD Student in International Relations and European Studies at the Doctoral School of International Relations and Security Studies, Babes Bolyai University. She has an MA degree in the Management of International Relations and EuropeanPolicies and MA degree in Management of Contemporary Society and a BA in Security Studies at the Faculty of History and Philosophy. She was an international exchange student at Buffalo State College within the ATALNTIS Program (Transatlantic public administration- European Commission and US StateDepartment).

Her teaching experience includes seminars on Introduction to Strategic and Security studies, the History of European Integration and Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union. She has attended many nationals and international conferences and workshops in the field of European studies and security studies. Furthermore, she has published many articles on, European integration, multiculturalism, terrorism, urban governance and other analyses.

Claudia Bogdan, PhD

PhD in International Relations and European Studies at the Doctoral School of International Relations and Security Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University, she has a research internship for a month at Rovira i Virgili University, Department: Catedra UNESCO del dialogo intercultural mediterraneo, Tarragona, Spain where deepened security studies and multiculturalism knowledge. She has an MA degree in the Management of International Relations and a BA degree in History.

Her teaching experience includes seminars on Political Sciences, International Relations, Security Studies and Geopolitics, National and Ethnic Minorities.

Within the project, she held the PhotoVoiceThematic Seminar,, Objective Europe: Dream and Design EU”.