This project is supported by a grant of Ministry of Research and Innovation, CNCS - UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-0073, within PNCDI III © Centre for European Studies - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi  

Results.

ROSEC project

Conferences 

1. “Still a Troubling Border? Romania’s Contribution to Strengthening the Security of the Euro-Atlantic Community’s Eastern Flank,” paper presented at the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Third International Workshop Research Committee on Geopolitics, 9 April 2019, St. Edward’s University, USA 2.  “A Contested Foreign Policy ‘Entrepreneur’? Romania’s Role in the Security and Stability of The EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood”, paper presented at UACES Annual Conference, 1-4 September 2019, University of Lisbon, Portugal 3.  „Small States and Security in Europe: Between National and International Policy-Making” (workshop), 27-28 June 2019, University of Cambridge, UK
Summary: This study constructed an analytical framework for assessing state's external capacity, based on a six-factor index comprising both hard and soft elements of power (namely, 1. size and geographic location, 2. economy, 3. military, 4. historical experience and culture, 5. domestic institutional capacity and expertise, 6. membership in international organizations). The study investigated afterwards how the image of Romania is perceived in the neighbourhood, namely in the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine (external perceptions), and in Romania itself (internal perceptions), according to each of the aforementioned factors. The study includes at the end 3 sets of policy-recommendations from each of the 3 countries: Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Romania. The study can be accessed here [.pdf file]

Study on “Romania’s actorness in the immediate eastern

neighbourhood (external and internal perceptions)”

Published: Cristian Nitoiu & Teodor Lucian Moga (2020) "Change and continuity in Bulgaria and Romania’s foreign policies post-EU accession", European Politics and Society, DOI: 10.1080/23745118.2020.1729053 In review: Teodor Lucian Moga, Bureiko Nadiia, Simionov Loredana (forthcoming) "(De)constructing Romania’s foreign and security narratives towards its immediate eastern neighbourhood". Teodor Lucian Moga, Nadiia Bureiko, Alexandra Gheorghiu, Bogdan–Constantin Ibănescu (forthcoming) "Testing a Six-Factor Model on Perceived State Power and Influence: the Case of Romania"

Papers 

Graphs with the external public perceptions on Romania's foreign

and security capacity (views from Ukraine and the Republic of

Moldova)

Summary: To observe Romania's actorness in the eastern neighbourhood we conducted nation-wide questionnaire-based surveys both in Ukraine and in the Republic of Moldova. The surveys were conducted by two contracted companies (one for Ukraine, one for the Republic of Moldova) in August-September 2019 and were based on a representative quota sample. The sample size for Ukraine included 2000 participants, while for the Republic of Moldova the sample size included 1212 participants from both rural and urban areas; the sample size respected gender, age, and regional breakdown of the population in each country. The survey questions (identical for each country) were grouped around six main sections corresponding to each of the factors, which, according to our analysis, shape a country’s external profile, namely: size (surface and population) and geographic location; economic weight; military capabilities; historical experience and culture; domestic institutional capacity and expertise; membership in international organizations. The study can be accessed here [.pdf file]
5.  "Testing a Six-Factor Model on Perceived State Power and Influence: the Case of Romania" and "Still a troubling border? Assessing Romania’s role in strengthening the resilience of the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood (the cases of Republic of Moldova and Ukraine)", papers presented at EURINT 2020 International Conference ‘EU and Its Neighbourhood: Enhancing EU actorness in the Eastern Borderlands’, 15-17 October, 2020, Iasi/Romania, online participation 4.  "From policy-taker to policy-maker? Romania’s role in enhancement the EU actorness in the eastern neighborhood (the cases of Ukraine and Republic of Moldova)", paper presented at International Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Transculturality in the Black Sea Region: New Theoretical Approaches and Research Methodologies’, 9-12 September, 2020, St. Gallen, Switzerland, online participation 6.  "Romania’s Foreign Policy towards the Republic of Moldova: the Implications of Kinship Discourse and Practices on Neighbourly Relations" and '‘Assessing the impact of geopolitical competition between the Euro-Atlantic community and Russia on Central and Eastern Europe (the case of Romania)" papers scheduled for presentation at the 26th World Congress of Political Science IPSA,  25-29 July, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal (postponed due to pandemics, rescheduled 10-14 July, 2021)
© Centre for European Studies - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași

Results.

Study on “Romania’s actorness in

the immediate eastern

neighbourhood (external and

internal perceptions)”

Summary: This study constructed an analytical framework for assessing state's external capacity, based on a six-factor index comprising both hard and soft elements of power (namely, 1. size and geographic location, 2. economy, 3. military, 4. historical experience and culture, 5. domestic institutional capacity and expertise, 6. membership in international organizations). The study investigated afterwards how the image of Romania is perceived in the neighbourhood, namely in the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine (external perceptions), and in Romania itself (internal perceptions), according to each of the aforementioned factors. The study includes at the end 3 sets of policy- recommendations from each of the 3 countries: Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Romania. The study can be accessed here [.pdf file]

Graphs with the external public

perceptions on Romania's foreign

and security capacity (views from

Ukraine and the Republic of

Moldova)

Summary: To observe Romania's actorness in the eastern neighbourhood we conducted nation-wide questionnaire-based surveys both in Ukraine and in the Republic of Moldova. The surveys were conducted by two contracted companies (one for Ukraine, one for the Republic of Moldova) in August-September 2019 and were based on a representative quota sample. The sample size for Ukraine included 2000 participants, while for the Republic of Moldova the sample size included 1212 participants from both rural and urban areas; the sample size respected gender, age, and regional breakdown of the population in each country. The survey questions (identical for each country) were grouped around six main sections corresponding to each of the factors, which, according to our analysis, shape a country’s external profile, namely: size (surface and population) and geographic location; economic weight; military capabilities; historical experience and culture; domestic institutional capacity and expertise; membership in international organizations. The study can be accessed here [.pdf file]