About the Conference

After four successful events (plus a special edition), the International Conference “Disintegration and Integration in East-Central Europe”, organized since 2013 by the Faculty of European Studies of Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in cooperation with prestigious academic institutions, such as the Universities of Strasbourg, Padua or Rome, and high-level academic bodies actively involved in EU studies, such as The European Union Liaison Committee of Historians, is now at its fifth edition.

This edition will be organized in partnership with the University of Debrecen and will focus on the current setbacks, but also inconspicuous opportunities, which surround the process of EU integration, with a particular focus on its diverse economic, juridical and political stakes. As in the case of previous editions, the conference exhibits a strong regional focus, with special emphasis on Romania as an interesting case study more than a decade after joining the Union. Set against the background of the various scenarios envisaged for the future of European integration, participants (experienced scholars, as well as young researchers) will be encouraged to present their views on some of the most prominent files on Brussels’ agenda, including the reform of the Regional Policy, the multiannual budget and the rise of populism amid the migrants’ crisis.

The Conference volume has been granted indexation in ISI-proceedings

The Conference will be organized into three sections:

The Conference will be organized into three sections:

Section I:       The international economic crisis.  Long-term implications for the EU project?

  • The crisis of the common currency
  • Labour shortages and circular migration
  • International trade issues

Section II:      Overcoming the crisis amid populism, radicalism and extremism

  • Immigration and identity issues
  • Nationalism and Europeanism. Multiculturalism and inter-governmental procedures
  • Romania at the crossroads of modern history

Section III:     Quests to re-launch the European project and the prospects of enlargement

  • Globalism and anti-globalism in Europe and today’s world
  • Stalemate of the EU project. What will follow: enlargement or contraction?
  • EU as a valid social, political, economic and cultural model of the 21st century

PhD Students’ Workshop: Progress reports

 Annual Meeting of the European Union Liaison Committee of Historians

Please send your contributions to the Conference Secretariat (see below).

The conference languages are English and French


Paper selection/Screening process:

Papers will be selected based on a double-blind review process.

All accepted papers will be published at a prestigious international publishing house (Nomos).



  • All submissions (title, 300-word abstract and bio-note) are due no later than 20 December 2018.
  • Participants will receive an acceptance notice from the Organizing Committee by 15 January 2019.

Conference fees

  • Regular participant:    460 RON (100 EURO)
  • PhD Student/Young researcher (under the age of 35): 230 RON (50 EURO)

The conference fee includes access to the scientific sessions, all lunches, coffee breaks, conference registration and programme, and publication of the article.

Payment by bank transfer:

To: Babeș-Bolyai University
Address: 1 M. Kogălniceanu St., Cluj-Napoca, Romania
CIF: RO 4305849

RON account:
IBAN O35TREZ21620F330500XXXX
Trezoreria Cluj
19 Piata Avram Iancu

EURO account:
IBAN RO16RNCB0106026604700008
BCR (Romanian Commercial Bank), Cluj Branch
10-12 Gh. Baritiu St.

Please include your name and the reference “Faculty of European Studies, DIECE 2019