ABOUT ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA UNIVERSITY OF IASI
The EURINT conference series was launched by the Centre for European Studies in 2013 in the frame of
the Jean Monnet Programme. Since 2013 the EURINT conference has established itself as one of the most
visible academic events in field of European Studies from Central and Eastern Europe and in this regard we
are pleased to have managed to develop it into a traditional conference series. The EURINT conference
package addresses those who show a genuine interest in enhancing their research skills in European
Studies and in contributing to developing a transnational network of contacts and cooperation focusing on
Central and Eastern Europe.
EURINT Conference series usually comprise keynote lectures, panel debates involving international
academic experts, followed by intensive Q&A sessions. The audience is strongly encouraged to take the
floor and challenge speakers with their own views and reflections of the topic and, thus, add up to the
debate. The academic programme also includes parallel academic sessions where conference participants
(researchers, students, young professionals, etc.) are expected to deliver presentations of their most
recent research. Due to a strong international presence, presented papers will benefit from invaluable
discussion and feedback.
Iasi is one of the easternmost cities of the European Union, a very important academic centre for Romania
and also a cradle of Romanian history and culture. Our city could not only serve as a bridge between the
West and East, but also as a starting point for developing stronger connections between our country, the
European Union and our Eastern European friends from the neighbourhood.
The academic programme has always been rich and diverse and the results of our efforts have been equally
rewarding. For instance, according to the feedback received from our previous editions,
“EURINT 2014 has been an invaluable experience which helped me gather useful comments for my
work and also come across many international experts dealing with the eastern neighbourhood of the
(Nadiia Bureiko, Bukovina State University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, participant in EURINT 2014).
Or, “EURINT 2013 was my first experience in Romania. The students were very keen during the
conference sessions and vivid while visiting Iasi city. Fruitful open debates and their friendships were
what I brought back. The staff kept in academic touch, in my case via evaluating a paper for
publication. I wish them good luck for strengthening the backbone of a daring and exemplifying union
of mankind ever, EU, via dialogue and exchange of ideas.”
(Masoud Imani Kalesar, Euronews, Lyon, France, participant in EURINT 2013)”
"I attended Eurint Conference in 2013 and I was positively surprised by the great interest of the
students about the event. In addition to the relevant presentations of the Iasi University's students,
there was also a significant contribution of the international and foreign researchers, who analysed
specific issues concerning EU, Eastern Europe and international relations"
(Fabio INDEO, University of Camerino, Italy, participant in EURINT 2013)