|Workshop: International Development in Romania: The Discipline and the Profession (Sala de Consiliu)|
|Academic Panel: Donors and Development Issues in CEE Countries and Beyond (Sala de Consiliu)|
|A. Workshop on Development Education: Studying the World We’re Living in (room 301)|
|B. Workshop: EU-China Relations (Sala de Consiliu)|
|Workshop: Communicating Development (Essential Elements for A Communication Strategy on Development Cooperation) – (Sala de Consiliu)|
- Workshop: International Development in Romania: The Discipline and the Profession
Friday, May 17, 2013 – 10.00-11.15, Location: Sala de Consiliu
- Bogdan Radu, Department of Political Science, FSPAC, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj
- Luciana Alexandra Ghica, Faculty of Political Sciences at Bucharest University.
- Stefan Roman, International Development Practitioner.
- Stefan Cibian, Department of Political Science, FSPAC, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj.
The workshop proposes a discussion on the recent developments in the discipline, education, and professional prospects in international development, with a focus on Romania. The aim of the workshop is to set off a debate on consolidating international development education and research in Romania while at the same time, identifying the potential professional challenges generated by an increasing number of professionals.
- Academic Panel: Donors and Development Issues in CEE Countries and Beyond
Friday, May 17, 2013 – 11.45-13.00, Location: Sala de Consiliu
Chair: Stefan Cibian, Babes-Bolyai University.
- Victor Negrescu, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, “Slovakian Development Cooperation Policy: How a Small State Can Make a Big Difference.”
- Bogdan Radu, FSPAC, Babes-Bolyai University, “Democratic political culture and support for international development in the European Union. Of moral duty, democracy and other demons.”
- Luciana Alexandra Ghica, Faculty of Political Sciences at University of Bucharest, “Is international regionalism relevant for ODA?”
- Teodora-Maria Daghie, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest, “Migration and Development in Latin America and USAID.”
- Maria Diana Velica, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, “Arms Trade and Development – the implications of armed violence.”
- Workshop on Development Education: Studying the World We’re Living in.
Friday, May 17, 2013 – 16.00-15.15, Location: Sala de Consiliu
Facilitator: Andra Tanase, PATRIR
How connected are we with the other 7 billion people? How are their stories reflected in what we learn at school? How much do our fellow citizens care? Do our governments help them or cooperate with them? This workshop will introduce the topic of development education or global education through offering a practical overview on the concepts and values that define it and also through insights into practical methods used for development education activities around the world. At the end of the workshop participants will also get some practical tips related to how to manage development education action should they be interested to implement such an action in their community. The agenda will include: anchors in the world (personal connection to development education), defining development education and linking it to the theories of international relations and political science that we work with, discussing the need for development education, debating the values that stand behind development education and practically looking at several development education projects. The facilitator Andra Tanase is currently the director of PATRIR (Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania) and worked on Development Education from the very beginning of this concept in Romania in 2005/2006 through PATRIR, FOND (Romanian NGDO platform) and CONCORD (the main development NGDO platform at EU level).
- Workshop: EU-China Relations
Friday, May 17, 2013 – 14.00-15.15, Location: Sala de Consiliu
- Ovidiu Pecican, European Studies Faculty, Babes-Bolyai University,
- Ana Pantea, European Studies Faculty, Babes-Bolyai University,
- Bogdan Radu, FSPAC, Babes-Bolyai University, (Moderator)
The workshop brings together academics to analyze the on-going negotiations between the EU and China. Since the establishment of the EU-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2003, EU-China relations have become closer and stronger. But there are several problems which exist and are potential source of frictions between China and the EU. Firstly, it has been difficult for the EU to arrive at a single common policy towards China. Secondly, different interpretations can be placed upon China’s policy towards Europe. Thirdly, the booming trade itself and its nature can be a point of friction. With these issues in the mind, the workshop will discuss the relationship between the two actors, having in mind Confucius and his Analects: “The gentleman is looking for harmony without assimilation, the others are looking for assimilation without harmony”.
- Workshop: Communicating Development (Essential Elements for A Communication Strategy on Development Cooperation)
Friday, May 17, 2013 – 15.45-17.00, Location: Sala de Consiliu
Facilitator: Andra Tanase,
Affiliation: PATRIR/ARCADIA/ Romanian MFA and UNDP (consultant)
What is Romania’s message in Development Cooperation (values, principles, actors, mechanisms, vision)? What objectives are reached through effective communication? What should be Romania’s message? What communication channels are used, how did this work in the past? What should be improved? The workshop/panel wants to address these questions and to come up with concrete analysis and proposals towards the development of a Communication strategy.