The anniversary conference of the European Institute of Romania

14 December 2010The European Institute of Romania jointly with the European Commission Representation in Bucharest have organised an international conference entitled Redefining Europe.

The event has marked the 10th anniversary of the European Institute of Romania and has as guest of honour Prof. Jacques Pelkmans, Jan Tinbergen Chair within the College of Europe, Bruges, Senior Research Fellow within CEPS Brussels.

The organisers’ intention was to bring into the attention of the political decision-makers, of the academic and research environment, of the public opinion generally, through the themes proposed for debate, some of the challenges on the current agenda of the European affairs, like: the post-Lisbon Treaty institutional mechanisms; the financial-economic crisis and its implications upon the EU economic governance; the single internal market at the beginning of the XXI century.

On the occasion of this event also took place the first edition of the EIR Excellence Prizes award, dedicated this year to the journalism on European affairs. The journalists designated for this prize were: Anne-Marie Blăjan (Hotnews), Dan Cărbunaru (Calea Europeană), Ionel Dancă (The Money Channel), Gabriel Giurgiu (TVR), Cristian Hoştiuc (Ziarul Financiar), Luca Niculescu (RFI), Mircea Vasilescu (Dilema Veche). After the decision of the Advisory Group on Selection composed of the members of the Board in Office and of the EIR Scientific Advisory Council, the seven journalists shall be the laureates of the EIR Excellence Prize (the EIR Excellence Prize Diploma - the Euro-Journalist of the Year - and a mini-laptop).

At the event from December 14th have attended representatives of the public administration, of the academic an research environment and of the civil society, students etc.

Partners and sponsors of the EIR Excellence Prizes were the European Commission Representation in Bucharest and ECDL Romania.

Media partners of the event: Euractiv and Hotnews

Event agenda

Background papers

Conference booklet

Summary of the event

Speech of E.S. Leo D'Aes

Speech of Niculae Idu

Speech of Daniel Dăianu

Speech of Moisă Altăr

Speech of Jacques Pelkmans

Media signals EIR 10th aniversary

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