FSPAC building – 85 Minerilor street, Room T2
16:00 – 19:00 —————————————–

Pre-conference student panel

Introductory remarks:

·       Mihnea Simion STOICA, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

·       Suzanne VERHOOG, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands



·       Silvia VELDHUIS, Dirk N. DE HAAN, Windesheim Honors College, The Netherlands

The SILC Project

·       Nicolai GORI, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Political Ethics and Populism in the European Union

·       Ana Maria SIMEREA, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

The Use Of Social Media by the Political Groups in the European Parliament: A Pre-Electoral Study

·       Ștefania CUCU, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

To Laugh Or Not To Laugh? Brexit-Related Humorous Content On Social Media

·       Emanuel BODEA, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University, Teofil-Ciprian LATA, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Pro-European Discourse in Romanian Politics

·       Diana-Nicoleta PETRUȚ, Faculty of European Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University

Youth Involvement in European Public Policies: A Romanian Case-Study

·       Flavia-Alexandra MĂRGINEAN, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

The Meaning of Voting for the Younger Generation

·       Pavel-Ioan LAZAR, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University, Simina-Ștefania RADA, Faculty of Law, Babeș-Bolyai University, Maria-Lorena MARTINUT, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Between Essence and Appearance: The Rule of Law in the Field of Taxation



FSPAC building – 85 Minerilor street, Rooms T1+T2
10:30 – 11:00 ——————————–

Conference registration


11:00 – 11:30 Official opening of the conference

Welcoming speeches:

·       Prof. Dr. Flaviu-Călin RUS, Vice-Rector, Babeș-Bolyai University

·       Prof. Dr. Călin HINȚEA, Dean, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

·       Prof. Dr. Ioan HOSU, Director, Department of Communication Sciences, PR and Advertising, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

·       H.E. Wouter REIJERS, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Cluj

·       Assist. Dr. Mihnea S. STOICA, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University


11:30 – 13:00 Plenary session: Challenges facing the European project

Keynote speakers:

·       Prof. Dr. Vasile S. DÂNCU, IRES, University of Bucharest

Skin in the game: comunicare asimetrică, narativ inadecvat și birocratism în comunicarea proiectului Europa

·       Prof. Dr. Andre KROUWEL, Kieskompas B.V., VU Amsterdam

The logic of populism: emotions as drivers of politics

·       Prof. Dr. Sergiu MIȘCOIU, Faculty of European Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University

Almost Mainstream but Not Yet: Radical Euroskepticism in Contemporary French Politics


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch, FSPAC Cafeteria, 85 Minerilor street


14:00 – 15:30 Panel 1: Rule of Law and European Political Communication

Moderator: Anișoara PAVELEA

·       Flaviu Călin RUS, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Political analysis of the Romanian reality at 100 years from the Great Union

·       Iulia-Daniela MUREȘAN, Faculty of Law, Babeș-Bolyai University

Is the EU upholding the Principle of the Rule of Law in the Digital World?

·       Pola CEBULAK, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Narrow Authority of the Court of Justice of the EU on the democratic backsliding in Poland and Hungary

·       Suzanne VERHOOG, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

‘Land Grabbing’ in Romania and inter linkages with Authoritarian Populism

·       Irina POP, University of Oradea, Romania

Elements of Xenophobic Discourse in Romania as Anti-European Discourse

·       Cristina NISTOR, Rareș BEURAN, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Communicating Europe – From Brussels to Local European Journalism

·       Anișoara PAVELEA, Lorina CULIC, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Politicians’ perspectives on working with political consultants.        A Romanian case study.

·       Andreea MOGOȘ, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

European Parliament Information Office (EPIO) in Romanian Facebook page. An analysis of the content posted and the engagement rates 

·       Andreea VOINA, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Women’s political representation within the European Union: Mapping the gender gap between national legislatures and the European Parliament


15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break


16:00 – 17:30 Panel 2: Manifestations of Euroskepticism and Side-Effects

Moderator: Suzanne VERHOOG

·       Michał RAUSZER, University of Warsaw, Poland

Folklore and reverse integration

·       Dorin SPOALLER, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Hard and Soft Euroscepticism variation on EU’s social networks

·       Michael STURDZA, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Romania

Check your Discourse: Framing Pro or Anti Political Statements

·       Delia Cristina BALABAN, Radu MEZA, Orsolya VINCZE, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

EU in the Media Coverage of the Refugee Crisis 2015-2017.              A Frame Based Cluster Analysis

·       Ramona HOSU, Ioan HOSU, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Brexit. American Opinions, beyond the News

·       Susana DRAGOMIR, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

The Communication Deficit of the European Union in the Post-Truth Era

·       Mihaela LUȚAȘ, Liviu DECEANU, FSEGA, Babeș-Bolyai University

Some recent aspects concerning the Economics of Euroskepticism

·       Anca SINEA, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University

Speaking energy with style. How does Romania promote its energy profile through dialogue and cooperation in the region?

·       Gaetano LA RUSSA, University of Eastern Finland

Artificial Intelligence as a double-edged solving factor in media disinformation



FSPAC building – 85 Minerilor street, Rooms T1+T2


10:00 – 11:30 Workshop 1: Rule of Law and Combatting Illiberalism

Keynote speech:

·       H.E. Arthur DEN HARTOG, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, Bucharest


11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break


12:00 – 13:30 Workshop 2: Minorities and Political Representation in the EU

Keynote speech:

·       Andreea VOINA, PhD, Fulbright Alumna


13:30 – 14:00 Lunch, FSPAC Cafeteria, 85 Minerilor street


14:00 – 15:00 Workshop 3: The Future of the EU

Keynote speech:

·       Mihnea S. STOICA, FSPAC, Babeș-Bolyai University


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break


15:30 – 16:00 Closing remarks


17:00 – 20:00 Closing reception, Piramida Restaurant, 1 Emmanuel de Martone street