‘Romania's Europeanisation Process’ by Raluca Boroianu

6th November 2006

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Monday 6 November 2006, 18.30 20.30 The Romanian Cultural Centre, 8th floor, 54-62 Regent Street, London W1B 5RE; Tel. 020 7439 4052, ext 102; e-mail: bookings@romanianculturalcentre.org.uk Click here to see images from this event. "In order to achieve its main objective after the fall of communism, namely joining the European Union (EU), Romania has embarked on a Europeanisation process that has shaped its political, economic and social policies, both at national and international level. Applying the theory of Europeanisation, we will analyse the way in which Romanias outlook has been shaped by the EU. Through an examination of major developments in key policy areas, this assessment of Romanias Europeanisation process seeks to determine the extent to which a goodness of fit between Romanias internal structure and that of the EU has been achieved. Finally, this presentation will try to demonstrate that Romanias successful Europeanisation does not rely on its pre-accession power of adaptation, but rather on its post-accession ability to project its influence in the EU arena." (Raluca Boroianu) Raluca Boroianu is currently studying for the MSc International Relations at London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, where her research focuses on the policies of EU enlargement in a wider international relations framework. Raluca graduated with First Class Honours in the BA (Hons) European Studies (French) from Royal Holloway, University of London. During her four years spent at this institution, Raluca undertook research on a host of issues surrounding the European Union, mostly in the field of EUs foreign policy. As part of the Erasmus/Socrates exchange programme, Raluca spent the third year of her BA at LInstitut dEtudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Strasbourg, where she was awarded the Certificat dEtudes Politiques Europennes. Here, Ralucas main research paper contrasted different patterns of regional integration in Europe, Asia and South America. While in Strasbourg, Raluca also gained working experience in the European Parliament through a ten-month internship in the office of Jonathan Evans MEP. Since June 2005, Raluca has been working as Research Assistant for Stephen Crabb MP, in the House of Commons. Raluca is supported by The Ratiu Foundation UK. This presentation is part of the CULTURE POWER program which is initiated by the Ratiu Foundation UK and designed for students and scholars interested in exploring the development of Romanian culture. The program consists of a series of seminars focused around a presentation followed by a constructive dialogue with an invited audience. Organised by The Ratiu Foundation UK. Details on www.ratiufamilyfoundation.com