EURINT 2024 special sessions

„This event is organised within INDIDER project, supported by a grant of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, CNCS - UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P4-PCE-2021-1878, within PNCDI III”
[-] European Data Governance: Public and Private Law Challenges
[-]  Recent Developments in the Conceptualization and Operationalization of Resilience at National and Euro-Atlantic Levels
[-]  About Europe - Young researcher Special session
[-]  Situation of Ukrainian refugees in Central Europe and the Balkans – comparative analysis and lessons learned

[-] European Data Governance: Public and Private Law Challenges

Chairs: Carmen Tamara Ungureanu, Carmen Moldovan (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) The development of the Internet has had a pervasive impact over communications, technologies and human interaction, creating a new environment and new resources. In the landscape of digital transformation, data governance stands as a critical pillar, ensuring the responsible management, processing, and protection of data assets. Within the European context, data governance encounters a myriad of challenges stemming from both public and private law domains. The aim of this special session is to explore the intricate interplay between legal frameworks and data management practices, focusing on the European Union's regulatory environment. On the public law dimension, issues such as jurisdictional complexities, regulatory compliance burdens, cross-border data transfers, and data localization requirements pose significant hurdles. Meanwhile, private law challenges encompass contractual arrangements, delineation of liability and accountability, data disputes, and safeguarding intellectual property rights. Through the examination of these challenges, this session aims to shed light on the complexities surrounding European data governance and underscores the pressing need for a comprehensive legal framework that reconciles public interest objectives with private sector imperatives. By navigating these challenges effectively, European stakeholders can foster a data governance ecosystem that promotes innovation, protects individual rights, and upholds the rule of law in the digital age.

[-]  Recent Developments in the Conceptualization and Operationalization of Resilience at National

and Euro-Atlantic Levels

Chairs: Arpad Todor (National University of Political and Administrative Studies - SNSPA, Romania). Jeni Campineanu (Research and Training Department, The Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre, E-ARC, Romania) The analysis of scientific literature and strategic documents over the past decade reveals an exponential increase in the relevance of resilience and the utilization of the resilience concept, with a wide gradient of definitions, as well as the recognition of resilience as a concept that focuses public policies at the European and Euro-Atlantic levels. Recent projects aimed at assessing resilience levels and implementing public policies to enhance institutional resilience have highlighted multiple challenges that must be overcome for the integration of a systemic approach. This panel will bring together contributions that analyze recent developments, conceptual analyses, and public policies aimed at improving institutional resilience and beyond. The panel is based on the Resilient project "Enhancing Analytical and Administrative Capacity for Implementing the Resilience Dimension in the Functioning of Central Public Institutions (REZILIENT)" (project code SIPOCA 1272 / MySMIS code 158627). The project's overall objective was to develop and introduce a common system and a set of uniform standards in public administration regarding the operationalization of the concept of institutional resilience. The final outcome was the optimization of relevant decision-making processes for society, through the creation of a general framework that fosters the development of a culture of resilience at the national level, as well as the development of methods and measures to respond to vulnerabilities regarding societal, institutional, and governance resilience. The panel is open to proposals addressing: Social resilience and the factors affecting it during shocks; Resilience of governance systems in the face of new challenges; Resilience of various socio-economic structures to shocks induced by digitization and modern transformations; The role of resilience-centered approaches in strengthening national and international defense systems; Institutional resilience and the dangers of institutional conservatism; Policies and concrete measures to strengthen the resilience capacity of socio-economic systems.

[-]  Situation of Ukrainian refugees in Central Europe and the Balkans – comparative analysis and

lessons learned

Chairs: dr Bartosz Czepil, University of Opole, Poland This special session is organized in order to present and debate over the research report prepared by the team of 14 academics from 7 countries integrated within the Border and Regional Studies Network established within the CEEPUS. The report is result of the Visegrad + project supported financially by the International Visegrad Fund: Ukrainian refugees in Central Europe and the Balkans – lessons learned and policy recommendations coordinated by the University of Opole, Poland (project ID: 22310070). The report presents a comparison of 7 countries, which experienced, in different forms and degrees, influx of the Ukrainian refugees after the full scale Russian aggression on February 24, 2022. The main research problem addressed is a situation of Ukrainian refugees in the following countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Montenegro and the North Macedonia. The aim of this study is to compare how does this situation look like and how has it evolved in the first two years after February 24, 2022? The concept of a ‘refugee situation’ should be understood as including two basic components: reaction of receiving country towards the refugees and characteristics of the refugees community in terms of its legal and socio-economic position. Therefore, the report covers different dimensions like the immigration policies, Ukrainian diaspora  characteristics, reactions of political institutions and civil society in the receiving countries.  During the session the main findings from the comparative analysis will be discussed and policy recommendations will be proposed. 

[-]  About Europe - Young researcher Special session - dedicated to bachelor and master students

awarded within the Students scientific sessions in European studies

Chairs: Bogdan IBANESCU (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) Since 2022, the EURINT international conference has included a special section dedicated solely to undergraduate and master's students, known as the "Young Researchers Session." This session showcases the award-winning works presented at the student conference.

Registration for special sesions

Please follow the registration procedures and and fill in the registration form, indicating that you will participate in a special section. The deadline for online registration and submission of extended abstracts is 7 May 2024.

[-] European Data Governance: Public and Private

Law Challenges

Chairs: Carmen Tamara Ungureanu, Carmen Moldovan  (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) The development of the Internet has had a pervasive impact over communications, technologies and human interaction, creating a new environment and new resources. In the landscape of digital transformation, data governance stands as a critical pillar, ensuring the responsible management, processing, and protection of data assets. Within the European context, data governance encounters a myriad of challenges stemming from both public and private law domains. The aim of this special session is to explore the intricate interplay between legal frameworks and data management practices, focusing on the European Union's regulatory environment. On the public law dimension, issues such as jurisdictional complexities, regulatory compliance burdens, cross-border data transfers, and data localization requirements pose significant hurdles. Meanwhile, private law challenges encompass contractual arrangements, delineation of liability and accountability, data disputes, and safeguarding intellectual property rights. Through the examination of these challenges, this session aims to shed light on the complexities surrounding European data governance and underscores the pressing need for a comprehensive legal framework that reconciles public interest objectives with private sector imperatives. By navigating these challenges effectively, European stakeholders can foster a data governance ecosystem that promotes innovation, protects individual rights, and upholds the rule of law in the digital age.

[-]  Recent Developments in the Conceptualization

and Operationalization of Resilience at National and

Euro-Atlantic Levels

Chairs: Arpad Todor (National University of Political and Administrative Studies - SNSPA, Romania). Jeni Campineanu (Research and Training Department, The Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre, E-ARC, Romania) The analysis of scientific literature and strategic documents over the past decade reveals an exponential increase in the relevance of resilience and the utilization of the resilience concept, with a wide gradient of definitions, as well as the recognition of resilience as a concept that focuses public policies at the European and Euro- Atlantic levels. Recent projects aimed at assessing resilience levels and implementing public policies to enhance institutional resilience have highlighted multiple challenges that must be overcome for the integration of a systemic approach. This panel will bring together contributions that analyze recent developments, conceptual analyses, and public policies aimed at improving institutional resilience and beyond. The panel is based on the Resilient project "Enhancing Analytical and Administrative Capacity for Implementing the Resilience Dimension in the Functioning of Central Public Institutions (REZILIENT)" (project code SIPOCA 1272 / MySMIS code 158627). The project's overall objective was to develop and introduce a common system and a set of uniform standards in public administration regarding the operationalization of the concept of institutional resilience. The final outcome was the optimization of relevant decision-making processes for society, through the creation of a general framework that fosters the development of a culture of resilience at the national level, as well as the development of methods and measures to respond to vulnerabilities regarding societal, institutional, and governance resilience. The panel is open to proposals addressing: Social resilience and the factors affecting it during shocks; Resilience of governance systems in the face of new challenges; Resilience of various socio-economic structures to shocks induced by digitization and modern transformations; The role of resilience-centered approaches in strengthening national and international defense systems; Institutional resilience and the dangers of institutional conservatism; Policies and concrete measures to strengthen the resilience capacity of socio-economic systems.

[-]  Situation of Ukrainian refugees in Central Europe

and the Balkans – comparative analysis and lessons

learned

Chairs: dr Bartosz Czepil, University of Opole, Poland This special session is organized in order to present and debate over the research report prepared by the team of 14 academics from 7 countries integrated within the Border and Regional Studies Network established within the CEEPUS. The report is result of the Visegrad + project supported financially by the International Visegrad Fund: Ukrainian refugees in Central Europe and the Balkans – lessons learned and policy recommendations coordinated by the University of Opole, Poland (project ID: 22310070). The report presents a comparison of 7 countries, which experienced, in different forms and degrees, influx of the Ukrainian refugees after the full scale Russian aggression on February 24, 2022. The main research problem addressed is a situation of Ukrainian refugees in the following countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Montenegro and the North Macedonia. The aim of this study is to compare how does this situation look like and how has it evolved in the first two years after February 24, 2022? The concept of a ‘refugee situation’ should be understood as including two basic components: reaction of receiving country towards the refugees and characteristics of the refugees community in terms of its legal and socio-economic position. Therefore, the report covers different dimensions like the immigration policies, Ukrainian diaspora  characteristics, reactions of political institutions and civil society in the receiving countries.  During the session the main findings from the comparative analysis will be discussed and policy recommendations will be proposed. 

[-]  About Europe - Young researcher Special session

- dedicated to bachelor and master students awarded

within the Students scientific sessions in European

studies

Chairs: Bogdan IBANESCU (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) Since 2022, the EURINT international conference has included a special section dedicated solely to undergraduate and master's students, known as the "Young Researchers Session." This session showcases the award-winning works presented at the student conference.

Registration for special sesions

Please follow the registration procedures and and fill in the registration form, indicating that you will participate in a special section. The deadline for online registration and submission of extended abstracts is 7 May 2024.

EURINT 2024

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