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[04/12/2020 - Country in focus: Germany] On "German political foundations" with J.Schulte (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) & R.Wagner (Friedrich Naumann Stiftung)

posted 3 Dec 2020, 02:08 by FSP UB   [ updated 3 Dec 2020, 04:08 ]

The Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) 
of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest 

announces a new event in the series 

Country in focus: Germany 

Friday, 4 December 2020, 14:00


Guest speakers 

Resident Representative for Romania and the Republic of Moldova,  
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) 


Project Director for Romania and the Republic of Moldova, 
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom)

Event moderated by

Assoc. Prof. Luciana Alexandra GHICA
Director, Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies
Joachim UMLAUF 
Director, Goethe Institute Bucharest

Juliane SCHULTE has been the representative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Romania and the Republic of Moldova since December 2019. She has been working for FES since 2011. Before being deployed to Bucharest, she served at the foundation’s department for Central and Eastern Europe in Berlin as a desk officer for Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. She holds an M.A. in Political Science and Slavonic Studies.

Raimar WAGNER studied German and French and also holds a Master degree in Translation Studies from the Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu. As a member of the German minority in Romania he was from 2008-2014 city councilor of the city of Sibiu. He is co-founder of the Association for the Embellishment of the City of Sibiu and of the District Association for Tourism. Since 2000 he has worked as a full-time journalist for the Allgemeine Deutsche Zeitung for Romania. From 2014 he started as Project Coordinator for Romania of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and last year he become project director for Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

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The module Country in focus: Germany is a series of guest lectures with German and other experts from embassies, cultural institutes, the business environment, political foundations, media, civil society and academia, on contemporary issues related to politics, economy and cultural debates conducted in the German-language sphere (e.g. foreign policy of Germany, cultural and civil society affairs in Germany, German political foundations, the German business environment, Franco-German relations). 

This new event in the series explores how German political foundations work, as well as their role and activities in the countries in which they are present. 

The module is organized jointly by the University of Bucharest through its Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) at the Faculty of Political Science, and the Goethe Institute Bucharest, and it offers 3 extra ECTS credits to those who attend 75% of the series and complete the participant survey form at the end (syllabus available here).

All events take place in English. Until February 2021, meetings will be held exclusively online (usually on Fridays). 

Designed primarily for political science students, the events are open to all interested students and young professionals. 

The series of seminars “In focus” is an initiative of the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bucharest (FSPUB), and it is organized with governmental and non-governmental partner institutions. Aiming to familiarize students with the political, economic, social and cultural development of various countries around the globe, as well as with the contemporary agenda of international public affairs, this series addresses a significant gap in the Romanian social and political science education, as students rarely have the opportunity to study in more detail anything more than a handful of countries. 

Created in 2011 within the pilot project Professionals in International Relations and European Studies (ProRISE) which later transformed into IDC, this initiative is currently part of the curriculum of the professional MA in International Public Affairs and of the BA in International Relations and European Studies (3 ECTS extra credits). Students from different master programs of the University of Bucharest can also enroll for credits. Pending upon guest availability, especially given the dynamic context of the COVID-19 pandemic, some events may be rescheduled or postponed for the second semester. Upon completion, credits will be provided for the semester when the module started