Challenges of Transition: the Post-Communist Experience(s)
Bucharest, 30-31 May 2014


The working language of the conference will be English. As such, the conference presentations should be delivered exclusively in English. 

Each participant is expected to deliver a presentation of his/her paper in front of the audience present at the respective panel. Those who, for objective reasons, cannot attend the event must provide a poster which will be displayed during the poster session. Please note that the certificate of attendance will contain references not only to your name and title of paper, but also regarding the section/panel in which you presented. Absent registered members, regardless of their reasons, will not be awarded their certificate of attendance. 

The conference presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes/ participant, followed by a 5 minutes questions-session from the audience. Your presentations must be coherent, clearly structured and accessible to the general public. They should emphasize the novelty of your research, the sources and methods employed, as well as your findings/results. 

Finally, the powerpoint presentations must be in .ppt format (PowerPoint Presentations 2003 version). Ideally, you may bring them with you on a USB stick and make sure they are readily available before the beginning of your panel. One of the members and volunteers of the Organizing Team will assist you with that. However, please note that powerpoint presentations are not mandatory.

The poster must be submitted by May, 22nd 2014, as a .pdf file.

In designing your poster please have in mind the following :

  • length: 1 page
  • paper format: A2
  • minimum text size: 18

The poster must include:

  • a title, the name of the author, his/her status and institutional affiliation;
  •  an introduction/ research objectives;
  • the sources and methods used;
  •  the results of your research;
  •  bibliography.

Please note that a poster is meant to have a visual impact on the viewer, so your poster should comprise less text and more images, graphics, tables which are relevant for the topic presented.

Authors are to submit their final papers (as Microsoft Word documents) via e-mail at, by July, 07th 2014.  After the evaluation of the Scientific Committee, all accepted papers will be published in the second edition of our collective volume, written in English, at Editura Institutul European, Iasi.

General Guidelines

  • Paper size: A4 (210 x 297mm)
  • Margins: 2.5 cm (top, bottom, left and right)
  • Type Font: TNR, 12, 1.5 spaced, justified

For further details on the typographical style and layout, please use this template.

Each manuscript should be accompanied by the publication release and statement of authenticity paper (English version or Romanian version), signed and scanned, and then sent to us at

Please note that:

*The final papers should be submitted only if they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by any another conference/ journal/ publishing house.
**All of the submitted papers are subject to peer review and evaluation of the Scientific Committee – and as such – should meet the standards of scientific significance, originality, clarity and academic rigor. 
***Final submissions which are not following the required format in the template will be returned to the authors for modification.