Previous projects

Pre-Accession Impact Studies – PAIS

Between 2001-2005 the European Institute of Romania coordinated a series of three projects on the impact of Romania’s accession in the European Union (Pre-Accession Impact Studies - PAIS), projects that intended to support the Romanian authorities in the accession negotiation process of Romania to the European Union.

The general objective was to contribute to the improvement of the policy-making process from the EU accession perspective, by providing both evaluations based on empirical approach or econometrical models and institutional or legislative proposals in order to improve the policy implementation process.

During this period, the studies represented specific benchmarks for preparing the accession negotiations and for developing and substantiating the pre-accession policies.

  • The summary of PAIS I can be found here in pdf format (available only in Romanian)
  • The summary of PAIS II can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of PAIS III can be found here in pdf format

For the full text of the studies in pdf format, click here

Strategy and Policy Studies – SPOS

Anticipating the challenges Romania faced in the post-accession period, the European Institute of Romania launched the Strategy and Policy Studies –SPOS research project.

The project started in 2006 and continues the series of Pre-Accession Impact Studies initiated in 2001.

The studies carried out within the framework of the new project, SPOS, are meant to assist Romania in fulfilling the obligations derived from its status as EU Member State and seek to define and support with arguments some elements that underlie the post-accession policies and Romania's position regarding the European construction.

The studies address several key issues, starting from the need to enhance the strategic dimension of the policies and from the anticipation of the European and regional trends, positioning Romania's performance on a regional scale, carrying on with the concern regarding the evolution of the European society and concluding with specific internal policy exigencies.

  • The summary of SPOS 2006 can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of SPOS 2007 can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of SPOS 2008 can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of SPOS 2009 can be found here in pdf format (available only in Romanian)
  • The summary of SPOS 2010 can be found here in pdf format (available only in Romanian)
  • The summary of SPOS 2011 can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of SPOS 2012 can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of SPOS 2013 can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of SPOS 2014 can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of SPOS 2015 can be found here in pdf format
  • The summary of SPOS 2016 can be found here in pdf format

For the full text of the studies in pdf format, click here