The Romanian Center for Global Studies – Introduction

Expertise in the field of International relations is highly needed in Romania. We are a group of young Romanian researchers with previous experience in the NGO sector who joined forces to bring their international expertise within the domestic debate on relevant international affairs.

Our research institute is named the “Romanian Centre for Studies on Globalization“.

Guidelines of our Activity
The Romanian Center for Global Studies is a non-profit foundation funded through consultancy, public and private donations, research projects. The organization is non-partisan.
Our goals
Build independent expertise in the field of international relations.
Stimulate debate on international events that are relevant to Romania’s foreign, facilitate and improve education in the above-mentioned field.
Bring a professional and dynamic perspective to the specialized NGO sector of Romania, by a team of young experts who have studied in Western Europe and North America.
Bring a needed medium and long-term perspective, taking into account the global context, in the Romania IR research.
Sustain the general efforts to promote democracy and the Euro-Atlantic integration of Romania.
Develop dynamic contacts with similar institutions in the field, both Romanian and from abroad.
Explore and submit to the Romanian authorities possible action-plans, as policy papers.

Research goals
In depth analyses of domestic or international events, with high potential to influence Romania or the region of South-Eastern Europe.
Research and consultanting mainly in European studies, political economy, security studies, Romanian studies and public relations.
Case studies focused of regional cooperation, consensus building or bilateral relations
Political and economic studies touching the current events such as joining the EU or other international economic debates.
Reflection on events with a long-term influence over the region
Research Activity – Euro-Atlantic relations

Research activities, Euro-Atlantic relations

Domestic obstacles to enlargement
The strategic context after 9.11
Dificulties in integrating new members/effects over the new candidates
Civil society and NATO enlargement
Domestic institutional framework in the field of national security

European Union
The future institutional formula of the EU and its redefining concepts
How the Romanian political elite conceives the future of the EU: federalism versus intergovernmentalism
Public debates over the future of the EU: tendencies and streams
The next enlargement round: 2004 – political and economic consequences for Romania
Domestic hold-backs of the Romanian integration process