Annual Conference 2013

ARCADIA Annual Conference 2013

New EU Member States as New Donors: Capacity, Discourses and Practices

Hosted by the Department of Political Science, Babeș-Bolyai University

Cluj-Napoca, Romania – 17th of May, 2013

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Friday – May 17, 2013 – FSPAC

Time

Details

09.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-11.15 Session 1
Workshop: International Development in Romania: The Discipline and the Profession (Sala de Consiliu)
11.15-11.45 Coffee Break
11.45-13.00 Session 2
Academic Panel: Donors and Development Issues in CEE Countries and Beyond (Sala de Consiliu)
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.15 Session 3
A. Workshop on Development Education: Studying the World We’re Living in (room 301)
B. Workshop: EU-China Relations (Sala de Consiliu)
15.15-15.45 Coffee Break
15.45-17.00 Session 4
Workshop: Communicating Development (Essential Elements for A Communication Strategy on Development Cooperation) – (Sala de Consiliu)

List of Panels and Workshops

1. Workshop: International Development in Romania: The Discipline and the Profession.

2. Academic Panel: Donors and Development Issues in CEE Countries and Beyond.

3. Workshop on Development Education: Studying the World We’re Living in.

4. Workshop: EU-China Relations.

5. Workshop: Communicating Development (Essential Elements for A Communication Strategy on Development Cooperation).

1. Workshop: International Development in Romania: The Discipline and the Profession

Friday, May 17, 2013 – 10.00-11.15, Location: Sala de Consiliu

Speakers:

  1. Bogdan Radu, Department of Political Science, FSPAC, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj
  2. Luciana Alexandra Ghica, Faculty of Political Sciences at Bucharest University.
  3. Stefan Roman, International Development Practitioner.
  4. 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.

2. 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.

Paper presenters:

  1. Victor Negrescu, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, “Slovakian Development Cooperation Policy: How a Small State Can Make a Big Difference.”
  2. 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.
  3. Luciana Alexandra Ghica, Faculty of Political Sciences at University of Bucharest, “Is international regionalism relevant for ODA?
  4. Teodora-Maria Daghie, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest, “Migration and Development in Latin America and USAID.”
  5. Maria Diana Velica, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, “Arms Trade and Development – the implications of armed violence.”

 

3. 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).

 

4. Workshop: EU-China Relations

Friday, May 17, 2013 – 14.00-15.15, Location: Sala de Consiliu

Speakers:

  1. Ovidiu Pecican, European Studies Faculty, Babes-Bolyai University,
  2. Ana Pantea, European Studies Faculty, Babes-Bolyai University,
  3. 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”.

5. 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.

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

ARCADIA Annual Conference 2013

New EU Member States as New Donors: Capacity, Discourses and Practices

Hosted by the Department of Political Science, Babeș-Bolyai University

Cluj-Napoca, Romania – 17th of May, 2013

 

Almost a decade passed since the new European Union (EU) Member States joined the Union and became donors. Building appropriate institutions and mechanisms, respecting EU requirements regarding development policy, building up strategies and a donor profile have all been on the agenda of new EU Member States. The Second Annual Conference of the Romanian Association for International Cooperation and Development aims to bring together scholars, policy-makers, and professionals in order to discuss the achievements and challenges encountered the new EU Member States in their quest for becoming established donors. The capacity which has been built up to date, the discourses and practices that characterize the new EU donors are to be discussed in a series of panels and workshops.

While the overarching topic of the conference focuses on new EU Member States as donors, the conference will reserve some space for accommodating the variety of topics of interest for the development community. Therefore, we welcome proposals of panels, papers and workshops on all topics of interest within the realm of development studies, development policy, development theory, international cooperation, statebuilding and peacebuilding and the intersection of development with other disciplines: political science, international relations, law, sociology, anthropology, security studies, population studies, health, migration, urbanism etc.

Panel or workshop proposals should contain: panel/workshop title; name, affiliation, and contacts of the person proposing the panel/workshop; name, affiliation, and contacts of the panel/workshop chair/moderator; names, affiliation, and contacts of the members of the panel/workshop. For panels, the title and abstract (max. 300 words) of each papers should be included and also the name, affiliation, and contacts of the discussant.

Paper proposals should contain: paper title, name, affiliation and contacts of the person submitting the paper, and a max. 300 words abstract.

All proposals should be submitted to conference@arcadianetwork.org by Wednesday the 8th of May, 2013. Accepted panels, workshops and papers will be announced by the 10th of May, 2013.

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